Sunday, August 9, 2015

Refreshing Storm


A refreshing monsoon storm rolled into the Phoenix area Friday and saturated the area with some much needed rain.  After it rained heavily for about 30 minutes, the sun peeked out from the west in the early evening when I was headed over to Julie and Dave's house for one of our art club meetings. The low sun shining on Camelback Mountain with the dark skies behind the mountains made a dramatic backdrop.


When I arrived, I saw a pale rainbow forming against the dark background of the sky.


And then from the patio, a dramatic looking sky with the sun going down behind the clouds that were starting to break up.  It wasn't quite over yet though, after dark we could still see bright lightening in the northern skies.  It cooled things off enough for me to be able to sit outside for a bit on Saturday morning.  

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  I'm visiting a priceless work of art in one of my favorite cities.  

11 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful images, Camelback Mountain is positively glowing!

Kate said...

Each photo gives a beautiful introduction to that particular area.

Birdman said...

Now, that's a rock!
'... after rain, sunshine'

Kathy said...

Every one of these is a lovely photo.

cieldequimper said...

I'm glad you got some rain. The light in the first photo is to die for!

Judy said...

So pretty. Those rare rains are welcome.

RedPat said...

They have such a view from their patio! We are to get some rain tomorrow which we need since we had little in July after a horrible rainy June!

Karl Demetz said...

What a light, Sharon, and also a rainbow !

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful pics. We could need some rain here, too...

William Kendall said...

That last shot is astonishing!

Jack said...

Three different images, all of them wonderful. Good work, Sharon.