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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Stormy Sheebie



Friends and Kitties!

Sheebie here.

One of the things I love best about desert weather is monsoon season.  Because your line of sight goes all the way to the horizon (or the mountains, whichever comes first) the opportunity to watch thunderstorms is just awesome.  I snapped a few photos at work a couple of weeks ago on two different nights.  They're phone photos so not the best quality, but I think you'll get the idea...

This first shot was taken from the roof of the ozone building at the plant directly adjacent to Lake Mead.  The storm that's off in the distance is about 50 miles (80 km) away, over the Spring Mountains.

This one was taken the next night from the plant in Henderson.  The rain has completely obscured The Strip and the Spring Mountains beyond, about 35 miles away.  We had a real gully washer that evening at my house, over a third of an inch in thirty minutes...the water was roaring down the streets and according to Scott, the cats were under the beds!

The rain rarely lasts long though; it moved out in time for sunset.

Gorgeous, right?


Happy Saturday and Caturday!

XX  Sheebie  XX



18 comments:

  1. My human loves the desert storms too - one of her favorite memories is driving outside of Santa Fe, NM one dark summer night and seeing lighting streaking through the blackness off in the distance.

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  2. That is indeed gorgeous - what a vista.

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  3. Yaoza!! Those are some storms - We have rain here tonight!!! First real rain in almost two months - The Shepherd is ecstatic and I'm sure the sheep will be glad too - hopefully it will green up their pastures a little~

    Gracie and George are outside in it and will probably come to bed soaking wet in the middle of the night - Note to self - take a towel to bed to dry off wet kitties! :-) T.

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  4. It's so much fun reading your blog. Ok, because of your cats and your way of telling stories, but also because it's so foreign to me. Lizards, sidewalk pictures, monsoons... It's so interesting to see a complete different climate.

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  5. We don't mind storms unless the thunder rattles the house. Those were very cool photos!

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  6. Yup, that's what our mommer likes about Tucson--the storm rollin' in is majestic, the storm breakin' is awesome, an' the storm rollin' out is a relief!

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  7. Wow, really cool. Hope u don't get a monsoon though.

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  8. Yes, gorgeous! There is something really special about the desert. I remember years ago we were staying in a hotel in Laughlin and could see thunder storms in the desert with the jagged lightening. It was amazing. Being from Southern California, we were not used to that kind of sight. These pics are beautiful!

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  9. Oh so beautiful. I know your state has some spectacular places to take wonderful nature photos in! Beautiful storms.

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  10. We've been having lots of thunderstorms lately as well, though my viewpoint from the sun room is no where near the beauty of the vista you've got.

    How long does monsoon season last?

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  11. Pretty stunning weather !
    We haven´t had much thunder over here this summer I guess it´s because the temperatures are nothing to talk about *sigh*

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  12. Lovely photos! Sunsets after a storm always seem so much better.

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  13. Definitely gorgeous. Please join us tomorrow for our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  14. Beautiful! Love how the sun always comes out after a storm.

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  15. WoW! We were lucky-they has a tornado form over Calgary this week, did not touch down, but the hail was something else we were glad we were here in BC!
    The video of the clouds look like the ones yous tok!
    Kisses
    Nellie & Mommy

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  16. Momma nature at work! Yep uh Huh it's true

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!