Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rain, rain go away....

 None of these photos are mine.  These two were taken by a friend of mine, Marty Lane.  Aren't the clouds awesome above his home?

 The Virgin River flooding.  The water rushes down from Zion National Park and gets bigger and bigger.  This is an area where kids usually skim board, not to far from my office.
The road I drive all the time.  To work, from work, to City Hall to do business.  As I was driving home yesterday afternoon I felt trepidation at the dark clouds I could see close to my home.  It poured and poured, and I'm talking major rain.  It rained all night.  And it's still raining this morning.  It worries me because of bad floods we've had in the past.  The desert is just not made for large amounts of rain.  When it does, every wash, stream, and river turn into deadly things.  The advice around here is "turn around, don't drown", oh and climb up and away from the washes.

11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, bless you. be safe! i so wish i could take that rain from you! we so desperately need a gully washer!

Blackberry Lane said...

Stay safe, dear friend. Those clouds are ominous. Marty's photo looks like a painting - great picture.

Catherine said...

Those are spectacular photos! We had hail last night. Luckily no damage! Mother Nature is clearly the boss!
xo Catherine

Tombstone Livestock said...

Saw some of the flooding in Utah on the news, large rocks rolling down the street in the water. That cloud in the first two pictures is very interesting almost like it had it very own private jet stream in the middle of it. Take care, stay safe, stick to high ground.

Lori said...

those are cool photos! but yes- the rain is a bit crazy!!! be safe. watch over your cute parents.

Debbie said...

I just love a good storm and those dark skies!! Is there something wrong with me??

Karen said...

OH, such beautiful skies!!!.. and your terrain is so different than ours, I love seeing your photos of it all.... minus the worry, ofcourse.

CDH said...

Those first 2 pics are AWESOME! They don't look real!
Be SAFE! Yep. we say that here too, turn around, don't drown! Good advice.

S. Etole said...

The skies look threatening for sure. Hope all is well with you.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I hope you're staying safe!! Stormy pictures are every bit as beautiful as sunny pictures aren't they?

Rose said...

Now in your case, I can really see dreading storms....