Sunday, June 04, 2006


Yellow/orange skies at night, desert delight...
Yellow/orange skies at morning, well, what the hell, it's not like we're out at sea or anything...

We had a really cool storm yesterday. Andrea and I were sitting around in the living room being lazy (we're still a little tired from the trip). Gradually the light changed - it felt like one of those excellent thunderstorms you sometimes get in Western Massachusetts where the sky turns green. Here the sky turned a surly, looming yellowish-orange. I wonder if the reason for the color of the sky is that it's reflecting light that was reflected from the ground.

Anyway, the wind came up, and I opened the door to look around. It was just starting to rain, in that kind of rushed end-of-the-world-rainy way rain sometimes arrives, in Arizona. Andrea and I just stood on the porch holding hands for a while watching it rain. We heard later that the folks at Three Jewels went outside and danced in the rain, but I guess Andrea and I are more the stand-in-awed-amazement type.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Andrea said...

That picture is not Photoshopped. It really looked like that!

Monday, June 05, 2006 12:35:00 AM  
Blogger Ted Lemon said...

In fact, unfortunately, the camera made the picture look *less* saturated than what we were actually seeing. :'(

By the way, check out the three tomatoes at the bottom of the picture (you probably have to click on the picture to see it full-size). Those tomatoes look bright red in the picture, but that's just reflected light - they're only just beginning to turn white, and have no red in them at all yet.

Monday, June 05, 2006 2:48:00 AM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Wonderful color! And healthy-looking tomato plant! (The actual tomatoes are outside the frame I can see.)

Thursday, June 08, 2006 3:13:00 PM  

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