Saturday, May 24, 2014

Taste the Rain

                    Very slowly, as he walked, he tilted his head back in the rain for just a few moments
                    and opened his mouth.  

                                                                                 – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Rain is a rare thing out here in the Southwest.  Albuquerque's average annual rainfall is a little over 9 inches.  This year, as with many other years during the past decade, we are below average.  So when the rains come -- as they did yesterday -- it's a cause for celebration.

There were clouds all morning, but they didn't get organized until early afternoon, when the cumulus clouds started to build.

The sky went from this . . .

 . . . to this, in about 20 minutes:

And the clouds!  New Mexico clouds are like none I have ever seen elsewhere:

Periodically, the skies would clear a little . . .

Before another cell moved through . . .

Finally, there was a rainbow . . . one of the lowest and flattest I have ever seen:

If you would like to see these and other rain/cloud images in a larger format, visit my photography website -- Todos Juntos Photography -- by clicking here.

And don't forget to taste the rain!