Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Stormy weather

We've been having some exciting weather around here lately. There was a storm on Saturday with lots of wind and dust. There was just enough rain at my house to make the dust stick to my truck. Then we had storms most of the day yesterday. The last one to come through, around 8:30 or 9, had lots of wind and hail. We got a decent amount of rain, too.

In the desert, we water our grass whether it needs it or not, and I don't believe this grass needs any more water.

I went driving thinking that I might get some pictures of storms or rainbows. By the time I got out to the Superstition Mountains, it looked like the rain had stopped. I stopped on the side of Apache Trail and took a few pictures.

I like the way this turned out.

I went into Bulldog Canyon OHV area over there and drove to the top of a hill to see if I could get some sunset pictures. The sun was gone by the time I got there.

It smelled wonderful out there. I love the smell of creosote bushes after a rainstorm.

I hung around out there until is was getting dark. As I drove back to the gate, I realized I didn't have a flashlight. They were all in my backpack, at home in the bedroom. The lock can only be seen from the outside, so my headlights wouldn't do any good. Then I remembered the flashlight app for the Droid, and remembered further that I didn't download it because I thought it was a silly app. Who's silly now?

I had no signal. Couldn't download it. I hoped that I would have a little signal by the time I got to the gate. Just a few hundred feet later, I got a text from my Sweetums. A signal! I downloaded the app and had no trouble getting the gate open.

I was in a store last week and wanted to know the price of something for which the price label had been removed from the shelf. I downloaded the barcode scanner app and looked it up. This Droid is pretty handy. Kinda reminds me of Trinity on The Matrix when she needed to know how to fly a helicopter. Click below to see all of the pictures.


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