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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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Thursday, September 29, 2011

SWF–Mushroom rain cloud over Kaibab Plateau

01 Rain cloud at sunset over Kaibab Plateau from House Rock Valley S89A E AZ (1024x488)
It was dry when we left the North Rim yet looking back from House Rock Valley this mushroom rain cloud hovered over the Kaibab Plateau.  Of course the rain may not have been hitting the ground, a phenomenon known as virga.
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14 comments:

Arija said...

That looks like something out of science fiction. A wonderful shot indeed.

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

I have never heard of virga, interesting. Great photo. Diane

Bibi said...

It DOES look like something from SF; aliens lurk? Love the colors, too.

Mark Alan Meader said...

Best place in the world for cloud watching!
Anxious to see your report on the Lake Powell trip, too...

Janie said...

I love the color and shape of the cloud. Those big landscapes with a wide open sky make for great views.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely lilac cloud. Great shot!

Firefly said...

One should always be looking up as much as down when looking for picture opportunities.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You can really see forever out there. I learned a new word, Virga.

Tammie Lee said...

such a gorgeous site!

Barb said...

What a pretty sky! I can't believe your time at the Canyon is over for another season, Gaelyn. Safe trip to Yarnell.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Small City Scenes said...

Cool looking cloud. We have been having some weird clouds around here too. Lots of Lenticulars over the mts. MB

Jeannelle said...

Is that an anvil cloud? Its colors are beautiful, but a storm is probably brewing below it. Happy skywatching!

GraceinAZ said...

Love that photo - and all the rest, too, for that matter! Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/

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