Friday, June 27, 2008

Monsoon Come

Been off the grid for a bit, just seems like it is one thing after another and before you know it the whole week has slipped by. The Monsoon season now officially starts on 15 June and we have had a tease, clouds poking up into our part of the desert. We did get some storm activity, but unfortunately it was a dry storm - all lightning and no rain. This resulted in the Ethan fire on the Gila Indian reservation, not far from where I live. Far enough that the fire is no threat, but close enough we can smell the smoke and saw ash falling. That, high winds, and flooding are the biggest threats from our monsoonal storms. When a high and a low are in just the right position they drag moisture up from Mexico and we get some pretty fierce storms popping up.


I included some pictures I took a couple days ago, the fire was pretty intense at the time and formed its own cloud from condensation, sometimes called a Pyrocumulus. It was hard to pick the regular clouds from the smoke, in fact.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!

The "Smokey" Mountains


Sunset


Moon Rise


12 Comments:

At 12:32 AM, Blogger Pink said...

Gorgeous Moonrise! Glad you're not in the thick of the flames.

Have a great weekend.
xx
pinks

 
At 2:56 AM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

I like the moon rise.

 
At 4:46 AM, Blogger foam said...

wow .. great shots ..
i can never get the moon to look like that for me..
how'd ya do it?

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger /t. said...

ahh, summer

wicked pics --
you got some kinda eye, guy

/t.

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

pink: Thanks, you too!!

ll: It is spectacular

foam: I cheat. I take the shot when the moon comes up while it is still light out, then decrease the levels in PS so the blue sky disappears.

/t.: Love the summer, despite the heat. Thanks!!!

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

We had sort of a "dry" storm last night too. It did rain, but it didn't rain very much. It was mostly wind and lightning. It was pretty neat to watch, however. thistle and Willow LOVE storms!

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger Ruela said...

Love the moon rise!

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

indigo: Things are supposed to real start popping midweek, we'll see.

Ruela: Thanks!!

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger boneman said...

smoky mountains
clouds on fire
3/4 moon (isn't that how kids wear their pants now-a-days?)

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

B-man, fire is out and we're supposed to get some rain tomorrow. Funny that kids have their undershorts hanging out, our teachers had a fit if your shirt wasn't tucked in!!

 
At 12:38 AM, Blogger Cherry! said...

Love the pics! Especially the second one!

 
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