Saturday, July 25, 2009

High Plains Rain

We've started our summer road trip leaving Amarillo this afternoon. As we headed north I could see storm clouds way off in the distance. As we entered Oklahoma, I began to see some interesting rain lines and decided it was time to get started taking photographs.

By the time we had dug out the camera, tripod, etc, the first formation I wanted to photograph had evaporated. We drove on down the road and we stopped again for me to take this one.

We drove into the rain line and I was delighted to see fields where the rows were filled with water and pastures that were white with standing water. This is dry country where you measure rain in hundredths of an inch - so a good rain like this in the middle of the summer is like liquid gold.

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