I always feel blessed and in awe when rain comes to the desert.
Rain covers the diminishing Echo Cliffs to the east
On the drive home the storm built rapidly.
Breaking over the Vermillion Cliffs to the west
Yet already I could see a break where the sun struggled to burn through.
Vermillion Cliffs to the west
And it conquered as the clouds continued to carry their wet load away.
Colorado River in Marble Canyon to the northeast
Look closely up river to see the sediments of the Paria River mixing with the Colorado.
The Colorado River suffers the lack of sediments because the Glen Canyon Dam holds them back.
The mix creates an interesting pattern.
All the little side creeks were flowing towards the mighty Colorado.
But the sun shone on the meadows as I returned towards Grand Canyon.