Thursday, March 24, 2011

Desert Reflections

To my great delight, we had daily storms on our road trip to Utah last year. They would arrive suddenly and pass just as quickly, leaving behind rivulets of water rushing down the arroyos to form small pools where none usually lay.


Eagerly, I would take as many shots as I could before the hot sun dried the soil and turned it to soft red dust once more...
  


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I'm linking this post to Weekend Reflections, hosted by James at Newton Daily Photo.
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21 comments:

Jillsy Girl said...

I just love that first photo...so colorful and that reflection perfectly portrays the contrasting elements of desert and water. I've never been in a desert, but here in the South we certainly have enough red clay!

Lois Evensen said...

The colors of the earth are beautiful and show where that beautiful pottery color originates.

Pat said...

Beautiful colors of red earth and blue sky, and that's a perfect reflection of the trees in the fourth photo!

We have red clay soil here in the foothills, too, though it's mixed in with slate. We have some acquaintances who made their own adobe bricks from the clay on their property and used them to build their house! Our county's building code even includes specifications for adobe brick houses, since that's what many of California's first buildings were made of.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful! Your photography is, as always, amazing. I love getting a glimpse of the big world out there through your photos. An inexpensive and comfy way to travel:)

Anki said...

Fine pictures.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures! Love the rich colors of red and blue and such clear skies! Really marvelous, Lynette! I hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

VioletSky said...

the red clay makes a much better puddle than the muddy brown!

LauraX said...

beautiful reflections!

'Tsuki said...

Wow ! Those colors are stunning ! I specially enjoy the first shot : the reflection of that dead tree is sooo... Brrrr ! I just like it creepy effect !

jeannette said...

Great pics for Weekend Reflections of all that water run-off and your trip as well!

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Rajlakshmi said...

I totally loved the first picture...
the soil is so reddish!!! beautiful captures.


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adrielleroyale said...

These are so awesome :) Just beautiful!

joo said...

I love all your photos here!
Hugs
Joo

Dimple said...

I love these, they are wonderful! You have captures some real beauty.

Martha Z said...

It's so nice when it rains in the desert, unless, of course, it brings flash floods.

J Bar said...

Beautiful reflections.
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Magdala said...

Amazing photos and very interesting captures of reflections!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Wonderful reflections, especially do I like the first and the second last. They're my favourites.
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Miss Becky said...

wow, that last photo is superb. they are all great, but man, that last one. splendid reflections. and photos.

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, love your reflections

James said...

These pictures are absolutely wonderful!