Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Stormy Weather


Rain in the desolate Nevada desert
A welcome relief to summer’s heat
Cloud bursts let loose hailstones
Lightning strikes signal danger ahead
Flash floods can unleash swift waters
Sweeping away arid ground and roads


Temperatures quickly drop 38 degrees
A summer storm comes suddenly
Surprising all caught in its fury.
The desert turns green as wildflowers bloom
Unexpected beauty in such a desolate area
A welcome though furious respite

9 comments:

Cheryl and Ashton said...

Wonderful!

Peggy said...

Love your pictures and peoms. Summer storms are so beautiful and dangerous at the same time!

mom/caryn said...

Sheesh! Now you're in Nevada? When can St. George plan on seeing you again? Better yet, I wonder if I'll get to see you anytime soon... probably not. Lookin forward to August. When are those dates again?

mom/caryn said...

Sheesh! Now you're in Nevada? When can St. George plan on seeing you again? Better yet, I wonder if I'll get to see you anytime soon... probably not. Lookin forward to August. When are those dates again?

Lin said...

actually I'm home...will be posting some stuff from our trip.

Deborah Godin said...

Those are two of the prettiest shots - I can almost hear the rhythm of the wipers - one of my favorite times to drive...

SandyCarlson said...

A drop of 38 degrees? Wow. That must feel really good, though.

Mare said...

A drop in the temp like that would have my joints screaming!!

Rambling Woods said...

The rain come and goes quickly I guess.. Not like here where it lingers...