Bright Sparkling Sun Drops

As it turns out, I haven’t been much on blogging this past month or more–not since I lost Rena Beagle. Actually, almost two months now–but I had some blogs saved up, so it hasn’t been truly evident.

Some things just take the wind out of you.

But the monsoons have briefly visited our neck of the southwestern woods, bringing with them some spectacular views as well as boy Beagles who are no longer entirely dusty. And it brought to mind a blog I wrote last year at this time, because…well, pretty much the same views! So here you are, and I hope you enjoy the rain as much as I did.
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On occasion, in the middle of an incredibly busy busy-ness, nature stages something so spectacular that you either sit up and take notice, or you regret it. Forever. Even if you are supposed to be working on production for LYNX DESTINY.

Today, it was a storm that loomed for hours to the northwest of us, until it finally descended with intense short-lived vigor…to the northwest of us.

The southeast still pretty much thought it was a sunny day.

So I went on Rainbow Alert. Double Rainbow, even…

Bright sunshine on one side of the house, tumultuous rain on the other...rainbows and bright sparkling sun drops in between...

Northwest view, mid-storm: Bright sunshine on one side of the house, tumultuous rain on the other…rainbows and bright sparkling sun drops in between… It’s actually raining plenty here, but the angle of the drops makes them hard to see, aside from those few sparkles.

 

South view, with the storm to the west, the sun to the east, shining off the pinions in the paddock.

South view, with the storm to the east, the sun to the west, shining off the pinions in the paddock. That looming brown tree in the back is the grandady pinion I’m currently mourning–last week it went brown, too stressed to survive the long-term drought even with recent rain.

 

The east/southeast view.  Not snow or hail...just sun drops.

The west/southwest view. Not snow or hail…just sun drops.

 

After, with the setting sun banking off the junipers and the next squall moving in.

After, looking east, with the setting sun banking off the junipers and the next squall moving in.

 

The rainbow's hanging in there, but there's a blanket of rain between us.

The rainbow’s hanging in there, but there’s a blanket of rain between us.

 

The vertical view, the same shot.  Wish I had gotten some of the lightning--wow!

The vertical view, the same shot. Wish I had gotten some of the lightning–wow!

 

If I had to choose a favorite...this one, full size, has it all.  Banking sun, rainbow, clouds, and sundrops.

Summary shot! Banking sun, rainbow, clouds, and sundrops!

 

Now, back to LYNX DESTINY. But I’m pretty sure that our hero Kai would have dropped what he was doing to watch this one, too.

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The Right Bitch Trio by Doranna DurginDoranna’s quirky spirit has led to an eclectic and extensive publishing journey across genres. Beyond that, she hangs around outside her Southwest mountain home with horse and beagles who compete in agility, obedience, and tracking.

She doesn’t believe in mastering the beast within, but in channeling its power. For good or bad has yet to be decided…

Doranna’s ongoing releases include Nocturne paranormals and joyful new indie efforts–like the special BVC release of the Changespell Saga, and reader favorites like Wolverine’s Daughter and A Feral Darkness. Whee!

Not coincidentally, Doranna’s latest release at BVC has DOGS in it!

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Bright Sparkling Sun Drops — 1 Comment

  1. Pretty amazing! We are just getting the heat and humidity–no rain, of course.

    I sympathize. I have right here by my feet a dog who is not going to make it through the summer. He is getting in his last days, with as much love as we can give him. But wow, it hurts.