Belated Father’s Day wishes!

18 06 2018

Sundance; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Sundance. ‘Nuff said.

Those blue clouds above/beyond McKenna Peak (right) and Temple Butte (center) actually are rainy-type clouds, not smoke. They didn’t drop any more rain on us, but they kept the temps cool as the wind leached what remained of our moisture (no hiking shoes were made muddy (unfortunately) in the hiking to the location of this photo).

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I did not forget Father’s Day; I just forgot to make it the subject of yesterday’s blog post!

Rain had me a little excited. 🙂

Happy Father’s Day to all the great and wonderful and loving dads out there, especially mine! My dad is pretty cool. If I’d had the ability to choose, I couldn’t have chosen a better dad than mine. He’s pretty awesome. 🙂 I love you, Dad!

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Drizzle

17 06 2018

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Grateful.

Some good news on the 416 Fire front from The Durango Herald.

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We kept getting little waves of drizzly dribbles during the day.

Sweet. So welcome. So desperately, very welcome.





Grateful

8 04 2018

Storm; Brumley Point

We’ve had grey skies lately. Tonight – Saturday night – we’re reaping the rewards of those clouds: RAIN.

Life-giving and so needed.

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Yay, RAIN!

24 09 2017

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Weather forecast that was 100 percent awesomely correct = HAPPY!

(Spring Creek Basin is northeast of Dove Creek, beyond the deep trench of the Dolores River canyon.)





In living color

28 07 2017

Rain over the La Sal Mountains at sunset.

Rain at sunset over Utah’s La Sal Mountains, looking to the northwestish – golden rain.

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And looking to the eastish across Spring Creek Basin to McKenna Peak, Temple Butte, Brumley Point and beyond … pink rain.

Mother Nature has a pretty amazing palette out here in the wide, wild, beautiful world. 🙂





Rain over paradise

25 07 2017

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These screen captures of rain over Spring Creek Basin are almost as much fun to post as photos of the horses themselves! 🙂





Finally, wet stuff

12 07 2017

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In the illustration above, you can see heavy rain directly smack dab right on top of Spring Creek Basin. The long yellow-red blob in the middle of the screen covers the far eastern part of the basin (and more). 🙂

This is the first honest-to-goodness RAIN in 53 days.

It was pretty awesome. 🙂 It’s a huge relief.