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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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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Afternoon monsoon at Grand Canyon

01 Afternoon monsoon BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768) 

You can almost set your watch by the afternoon rains. Ah, monsoon season at the canyon.

02 Afternoon monsoon BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768) 

You run for cover for about 20 minutes.

 03 Afternoon monsoon BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)

And then the sun returns leaving a freshness that is palpable.

15 comments:

Amanda said...

I love the monsoons, they are so exciting! When monsoon season is over does it heat back up?

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We could do with a few of those over here :-) Lovely photos. Diane

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

absolutely fascinating series of photos.
i'm loving all of them!

the header is really beautiful!

betty xx

Diane AZ said...

Oh my, look at it come down! Most monsoon afternoons in my area, it clouds up, gets windy and maybe a little thunder...but it teases, hardly any rain falls!

Francisca said...

Lovely captures of the monsoons over the Grand Canyon. The freshness after a downpour is such a delight, and the air gets cleaned.

L said...

I can practically smell it just looking at the pics!

Janie said...

I like the sound and smell and renewal of the rainstorms. Beautiful photos!

Genie said...

These are magnificent captures....really beautiful. I envy what you have done with your life. It sounds so interesting and at the same time exciting and rewarding. Genie

Mark Alan Meader said...

Hi Gaelyn:
I've noticed the daily rhythm of the weather there in the summer too and I like it.. because you pretty much know how the conditions are going to progress throughout the day. Just before and just after the rain can see some spectacular scenes. I love those stormy skies.

Elaine said...

Nice series of shots! You have captured so many moods of the canyon, every one more beautiful than the last.

Firefly said...

Ah, the fresh air after the rain. I can almost smell it.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That looks wonderful, I can almost feel and smell it.

Johnny Nutcase said...

oh man, i've been thinking about northern AZ's monsoon season lately and missing it. Always loved it! Awesome shots!

Kathiesbirds said...

does it get humid there during Monsoon? It does in Tucson and even in Utah. Just wondering. Beautiful shots. Are you trying to make me jealous? ;-)

Camels & Chocolate said...

Oh hey, this is kind of what our six weeks of touring the West looked like. And by "kind of," I mean "exactly."

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