When I lived in Washington on the wet/west side I grew to dislike the rain. Gray almost nine months of the year got depressing. And after about 12 days of gray I get kind of cranky. But now that I live in the desert, I relish the rain. So thought I’d share some recent stormy skies.
Headed east on I40 towards Flagstaff I soon experienced a heavy and angry rain so hard I pulled over to let it pass.
These unusual mammary clouds hung over Sunset Crater area north of Flagstaff threatening heavy rain.
Sure looks like rain over Echo Cliffs beyond the Painted Desert.
The clouds seem to mimic the shape of the Vermilion Cliffs.
Although it may be raining over the Kaibab Plateau in the distance the nearer fall streaks, or virga, means no rain hits the ground.
The sun does its best to break through over the Vermilion Cliffs.
And sends shaft of light in all directions.
Looking back where I just drove at the Vermilion and Echo Cliffs.
Do you love the rain?
All photos taken from recent drives to the North Rim Grand Canyon from Yarnell in Arizona.
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