found in the desert….

The storm woke me at 3:45 that morning with rain slashing sideways into the bedroom windows…bolts of light flashed through the curtains and thunder sounded from its near, though distant home.  I had purposed the night before to rise early and head into the desert’s mountains because I wanted to see and hear the water flowing from the previous day’s showers.  The early morning rain was still alive in the mountains’ waterways when I found myself there only hours later…tiny tinklings of life running slowly down the canyons…resting in small pools mid-trail…and rising in surprising excess atop delicate blades of grass….

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14 responses

  1. Great find! Like diamonds perched on fresh blades of grass. 🙂

    October 13, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    • Exactly…thank you, Jessie.

      October 26, 2018 at 7:15 am

  2. The special beauty of rain in the desert!

    October 13, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    • A true marvel, Terry.

      October 26, 2018 at 7:15 am

  3. Neat!

    October 14, 2018 at 2:07 am

    • I thought so, too, Emilio.

      October 26, 2018 at 7:16 am

  4. I love that arrival of rain after dry times. You captured that essence in this wonderful image! Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

    October 15, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    • It smells really nice out there, too, Gunta…like the air has been washed. You’re welcome…and thank you, too. 🙂

      October 26, 2018 at 7:17 am

      • How could I forget to mention that delicious aroma of the washed air? We finally had a whole half inch today! WooHoo!!! 😀

        October 26, 2018 at 11:51 pm

  5. I would imagine that little is as welcome or as special as rain in the desert.

    October 16, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    • I think you’re right, Allen…it’s a treasure out here….

      October 26, 2018 at 7:17 am

  6. Ahh, how refreshing! The image is beautiful, and the narrative is a pleasure to read, but I think the bigger pleasure for me is knowing that you were able to get out there, in what must have been a narrow window of time. And inhale.

    October 26, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    • Yes, indeed, Lynn…it was so very refreshing…and thank you for your thoughts about me getting out there…to inhale. 🙂

      November 10, 2018 at 11:08 am

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