Friday, November 26, 2010

Stormy Utah Skies

Because I love storms, I was delighted that thunder and lightning traveled with us on a recent US road trip. Throughout the National Parks in southern Utah, rain was our constant companion...it served to heighten the colour of the red sandstone formations and provided me with hours of blissful sky-watching!Visiting Monument Valley was a special treat...it has been on my travel wish list for years. When black clouds gathered and thunder began resounding through the valley, I knew this was the perfect time for me to have come.





I have never seen rain come down with such power and volume. I was rendered breathless as I watched and listened.


Then as suddenly as it began, the rain came to a stop. Before long the sun poked its way through again, illuminating the valley floor, now richly red, and reflecting off the rivulets that streamed from the mesa tops.





The thrill of watching a storm rage through this magical place
is something I will never forget...


I'm linking this post to Looking At The Sky on Friday, graciously hosted by Tisha of Crazy Working Mom. For more sky pictures, do check out the link below.
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25 comments:

Y. Ikeda said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. Yes, taking photo with fisheye lens gives you an spice!
Utah has wild nature that I cannot find in Japan. Your photos are all great. My favorite would be the last one! What a terrific capture.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, that rich, gorgeous red!

Carolyn Ford said...

These photos are SO awesome when viewed at full screen! A storm at Monument Valley has got to be the best...all I can say is WOW! You captured this territory in its raw form...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wow, the clouds, the skies and the color of the earth are all astoundingly beautiful. It must have been wonderful to feel the power of that place, to be right there, in it. Wonderful photos, Lynette. Did you take any home movies on this trip? would be wonderful to watch at home on a cold snowy winter's night!

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing set of pictures and you are very talented with your camera!Congrats!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Greyscale Territory said...

What a grand sight of sky and earth! Amazing cloud drama and scenic colours!

Jessica said...

Beautiful. I camped out here with my dog about a year and a half ago. It was sooooooo hot and dry. Your stormy pictures are wonderful! :)

Eden said...

Wow, these are stunning captures.

Thank you for the visit

paulandrewrussell said...

Beautiful photographs Lynette, and what an awesome place to be able to visit.

thekarachiwalla said...

oh man. wish I could stand there. explore that mountain in the last picture by climbing up.

Melissa B. said...

These imposing captures remind me of the song, "Thunder Rolls." Bravo!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Storm lover here too, Lynette. Nature's drama can be a powerful inspiration. Of course in hurricane country, others think that's nuts but I still love it.

I wonder if the red earth (clay, I assume) stained your clothes & fingers.

Stunning images.

Dasuntoucha said...

Simply amazing...

island_cowgirl said...

woooooowzers! spectacular geography, captured well!

Arti said...

Beautiful pics, very fascinating indeed!!
You have a wonderful blog...
Have a nice day:-)

Mr. Condescending said...

hot damn those are incredible!

Marinela Reka said...

Beautiful pics.... you have really great blog!
Take care
Short Poems

Deborah said...

Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking!

Susan said...

wow, stumbled across your blog, your photos are fantastic. I always mean to travel but I never seem to get very far (!) - lucky and brave you for doing so :)

AngelBaby said...

Wow,the picture are awesome, so beautiful they take my breathe away! I never imagined that Utah looked like this before. It really is a beautiful place I would like to visit. I too love the lightening and stormy weather.

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

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Kay L. Davies said...

Amazing skywatching, Lynette, and the rain-washed reds are fabulous.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Barbara said...

What beautiful pictures you took! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Bonnie said...

Very beautiful and interesting.

adrielleroyale said...

That last one is so cool!! I want to be up there in those clouds! :)