The thunder rolled - and I'm not just quoting Garth Brooks
Off and on last night and this afternoon, we've been experiencing real thunderstorms! Not the continual soft rain of the Northwest, but sudden, drenching, booming gully-washers! Interspersed with sun breaks and rainbows.
|Enjoying the mid-morning sun|
Then more clouds roll in.
The Kofa mountains that I had been sketching this morning are now partially obscured by clouds.
Remember, I said that the cloudbursts were gully washers - well here is a little wash maybe 30 yards from my trailer - dry until today!
And, just about 45 minutes later, the running water has passed and there are just a few puddles.
The ground around my campsite is a little mushy. If the weather reports hold true, today should see the last of the rain. If so, I'm expecting the ground to dry out and harden before I need to pull out in a couple of days.
Meanwhile, I'm warm and dry inside, enjoying a cup of tea and the amazing smell of the desert rain.