Rain in the Desert… 04/27/16

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Well, I have to say I felt pretty ridiculous taking pictures while my customers sat and watched me… but how can you pass up the opportunity to take a few shots of rain in the #desert?

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I thought it was a #sandstorm at first… Luckily I wasn’t too sick of the sandstorms at this point, so I started taking some pictures from inside the #BadwaterSaloon…

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I love how a huge blanket of yellow in the distance warns you of the upcoming chaos…

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You can hear the winds pounding against the doors and windows of the saloon as the storm approaches….

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Then you find yourself in the middle of it all… Everything in the background slowly becomes engulfed in the #sand as the mountains and terrain disappear right before your eyes… A trick David Blane would love to master, I’m sure…

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Then to my surprise, rain drops started pelting the windows… you could see patrons running for cover as the #storm intensified….

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And before you knew it, #DeathValley was a huge wet mess… You could smell a silvery, pungent smell in the air as all of the dry, dirty ground absorbed the #rain, quickly gulping it up while enjoying a quick, badly needed washing….

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The #rainstorm was short but the results were beautiful… The smell alone was enough to make you feel like a fresh start has come…

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The air was cool with spurts of breeze tickling your face… You could feel the moisture in the air… Probably not a big deal to most but when you don’t experience rain for weeks, you find yourself missing those smells and feelings…

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Not until the rain is over do you realize how much you missed it… And the whole change of weather in this #DryClimate intensifies your appreciation for such a common treasure you can get most everywhere else in this country…

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I was finished with work at 5pm… I couldn’t resist taking a beautiful picture of the the freshly washed #MillenniumFalcon on my way back home…

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She was in need of a good washing and boy did she shine afterwards… So grateful and proud to have her in my life…

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