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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Another Storm at Grand Canyon National Park


The clouds played games most of the day providing only a few sprinkles.

Then last night, before I did my evening program, the crowd on the Lodge veranda was well entertained with a storm on the South Rim. Every time the lightning flashed I heard oohs and aahs like watching 4th of July fireworks. The storm moved north across the canyon and even looked like the rain may have fallen a little at Phantom Ranch down in the bottom of the canyon. Plus we got a little rain on the North Rim.
video
A new friend sent me this video which is so perfect for the sound of rain in Arizona.

21 comments:

Pudgeduck said...

Love,love,love the video!!!!!!!Love your blog!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Neat photos of the dark canyon and a fun video.

Karen said...

Great video! It does sound like a rainstorm.

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

It is a gully washer. Amazing. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. Still unbelieveable.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It must have been a spectacular sight Gaelyn. Thanks for sharing the viseo too.

Janie said...

The lightning can provide a great fireworks show when you have such a big sky to view it upon.
Interesting video and sound. Amazing how much it sounds like real rain.

mountain.mama said...

I wonder who figured out that a large group of people could make such convincing storm sounds like that? Wow, that's a great video to go with the stormy pictures and blog post.

Lorac said...

Closed my eyes and just listened. Definitely a rainstorm. Nice video. Your pictures are wonderful!

Quiet Paths said...

I've read that rain is grace. In dry lands this is especially true.

Arija said...

Aren't storms wonderfu? They clear the air just like a good argument.
So glad you liked my poem and Jonquils. My grandchildren named the old ruin and have grown up around it. It is on the first barren block of land we bought to revegetate I loved the size description on the old vellum title...91 or thereabouts, acres.

SandyCarlson said...

What a lovely post. An amazing storm. Similar in personality to what goes on in our parts.

Sylvia K said...

Great post as always, Gaelyn! And, yes, an amazing storm!

Sylvia

Sreddy Yen said...

Those are some amazing photos~! Thanks for sharing it with us :O)

Moannie said...

What an incredible sight that must be, not only to be in such a geographical wonder, but fireworks too.

Abe Lincoln said...

Wow. Impressive photography.
Pick a Peck of Pixels

Sunny said...

What an interesting life you have. Wonderful pictures.
Sunny :)

Rambling Woods said...

You get rain and then it goes away. I like that concept better than the one we have presently..Loved the video too Gaelyn....

Michaelle said...

Amazing video!

Ruth said...

I have that video favourited on YouTube...so appropriate for your post. We are getting a lot of rain and thunder storms, but they don't look spectacular as yours do.

Small City Scenes said...

a gran theatre to watch nature's show. MB

Heather said...

I don't know when that video was shot, but I'm glad this particular use of people to make beautiful sound is still going on. I participated in this same "rain making" performance when I attended a student council conference back in high school about 15 years ago, minus the thunder clap part - we were all seated, and after the leg slapping part we stomped our feet on the ground for "torrential downpour" and then worked our way back down to the hand rubbing. I will never forget being a part of such an amazing sound-making experience!

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