My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
A view from Pinyon Flats, next to Deep Canyon
Friday, July 13, 2012
Desert rain~SkyWatch Friday~071312
I woke up early Wednesday morning and glanced outside to see clouds in our desert sky coming up from the Gulf of California. This is an annual event here in our desert~the monsoon. Arizona and New Mexico actually get more rain than we do, but we've had some bad flooding during the summer months. Not so for the last two days. We actually did get rain last night and everything smells clean and fresh! I wandered out with my camera Wednesday morning to take this photo. Believe it or not, sometimes rain like this doesn't actually make it to the ground. It evaporates on the way. Thunderstorms and a flash flood watch are in order today, then the storm clouds will move away from the valley. SkyWatch Friday for July 13, 2012. To visit SWF, please go to: http://skyley.blogspot.com