Desert Rain – a picture post

We have FINALLY gotten some much needed rain down here in the desert. It is making for some very humid don’t-even-bother-straightening-your-hair days, but things have cooled off ever so slightly and the dust has been kept to a minimum.

There is a certain smell that springs from newly damp desert ground, but I suppose it smells just as good as any other place when long overdue rains arrive. I actually put it into the first chapter of my book. Here’s a peek:

The western sky was the kind of blue that comes after a cleansing summer rain, and the breeze still smelled of damp sage and pine. Leather reins lay slack in her fingers, resting on the saddlehorn in front of her. Closing her eyes, Ruby breathed in the beautiful day.

You’ll have to wait to read more, but I’ll try to pop in a few tidbits here and there. Until then, enjoy some recent photos of the girls (click images to enlarge):

Keira kicking up some dust before the storm

Eden the rescue kitty stops by
Is there anything happier than a Lab? Pepper will be 11 this year.
Vincas. These are the only flowers that survive the summer—at my house, anyway.

I thought this was a cool shot, also indicative of horse behavior. When you are standing by one horse, the other one has to come over to see what they are missing.
pretty girls.
Eden monitors my morning’s progress.
rain collected in Butter’s food dish, reflecting the sky.

For some more AMAZING Arizona photography, check out this local photographer’s page.

Thanks for reading,

Heidi

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www.westceltgypsy.com

3 thoughts on “Desert Rain – a picture post”

  1. Heidi, I’m looking forward to reading your book….I felt like I was standing next to Ruby experiencing the desert with her! Love, love the pics of your babies, especially Pepper.

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! Yes, Pepper is a sweetheart. Our Lab girlies are getting into their senior years now – Pepper will be 11, and Butter will be 12. Sadly, we lost our Rudy earlier this year. She was very sick :( but we are so happy they have been a part of our family. I can’t imagine life without a dog.

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