The gold above

18 07 2020

At the very end of the day, as night is settling the covers over that ol’ sun for another twist ’round the planetary bend, sometimes we have clouds from the passing of rain far away, beyond our desperate shores.

And sometimes, under the full cover of darkness, Ma Nature decides that her parched and patient (OK, not very) Disappointment Valley country needs a bit of a slurp.

And *all the time* – ALL. THE. TIME. – when we received that “liquid gold” (thanks, Mom!), we are grateful. Later the night above (which was Thursday night), we got 0.08 inch of moisture, and we are grateful. … So very grateful.

We need more, of course. We’ve just been “upgraded” to the “extreme” level of drought. I don’t begin to know why the far western sliver of western Colorado still is only “severe” (maybe those recent curtains of rain I’ve seen to the west between us and the mountains have helped that country lately), but we’re now just inside the angry red.

The other night’s brief, gentle sprinkle was wonderful … much more is needed.


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18 07 2020
Sue Story

So grateful for your bit of rain, TJ! And that “angry red” – well said. It has defined our existence for months now. We wonder if we’ll ever get more than those big-bully winds from the passing clouds. It is as though they mock us as they travel somewhere else to disgourge whatever moisture they may contain. But if one of the somewhere “elses” is Spring Creek Basin and Disappointment Valley, I’m all for it!

18 07 2020
TJ

Yes, we’ve watched those rain curtains … and finally we got some of our own! We need some toad gaggers to fill the ponds! ๐Ÿ™‚

18 07 2020
Trish

Once again gorgeous photos! Reports from Durango say theyโ€™ve gotten some rain so hopefully the monsoons will find Spring Creek Basin ๐Ÿ™‚

18 07 2020
TJ

Hoping, hoping, hoping!

18 07 2020
Karen Schmiede

Hoping for more rain. Beautiful picture.

18 07 2020
TJ

We do spend a lot of time watching the skies and hoping! Thank you!

18 07 2020
Pat

So beautiful in the wild country! And the horses continue, so amazing! And thanks to you, we get to see it all!

19 07 2020
TJ

There’s sure a lot of magic out here to share. ๐Ÿ™‚

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