Uprooted Magnolia

Time for a Rain Dance

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on May 1, 2012

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Took a peek into this canyon on a beautiful evening ride with friends. The charred trees are from a fire 10 years ago and I can’t help but worry about history repeating itself. The grass is so dry that it crunches under my boots with every step.
I guess it’s time to suit up and chant and spin. Anyone want to join me?


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  1. Thrifty Frog (@frogladyaz) said, on May 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    We need rain here in Arizona, too. Last June the Monument Fire blackened our mountains, canyons and roadsides south of town. It was quite scary and we are hoping history does not repeat itself!
    Huge Green Hugs,
    Pat

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    • leahyetter said, on May 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Hugs to you too Pat. We had a fire on Squaw Mountain behind our house last summer. It was scary but didn’t get too close to our home and didn’t harm any ranches or residences. Just a hunting cabin and some grazing ground. It was started by lightning. Ugh. It’s just so nerve-wracking with this dry ground. I’m definitely going to make a fire plan for us this year.

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  2. suzysomething said, on May 1, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    If a rain dance can help, then count me in! We need it here in CA, too..

    Your photo is so lovely…the way you’ve caught the light especially. The charred trees in the foreground really give meaning to the beauty of the rest. Nature’s beauty includes even the trees that are still standing even after the fire 10 years ago…they sort of deserve some credit for still standing!

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    • leahyetter said, on May 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      You’re right! They do deserve some credit. The choke cherry bushes are coming back too and it’s lovely how nature is recovering. I just hope we get some moisture soon!
      Thank you for the compliment on the photo. 🙂

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  3. Wiley said, on May 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Hey Leah, I would love to join you, but I can not jump and dance any longer. I love your work as always. I want to get an eagle and that new bluebird. I will contact you later about that. Best regards. Wiley

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    • leahyetter said, on May 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Awe Wiley, c’mon! Well at least move your hips while sitting down. 🙂
      Contact me anytime and thank you for the compliment!

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  4. OneFrenchWord said, on May 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Not me, wish I could send you some of our water… It’s been raining for a solid month here almost without stopping. And not just mizzle, real sheets of rain. (Here is the Finistère at the western tip of France.) Worrying for you. World resources are not well shared.

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    • leahyetter said, on May 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Darn! I wish I could steal it away from you. It would be a relief to us both!

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  5. cravesadventure said, on May 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I will join you – had 2 major wildfires here this Winter – Rain, Rain, Rain, Come on Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain! Have a Great Day – Hello May!

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  6. scrapydo said, on May 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Wish I could send you some of our rain! Hope it rains mare often there.

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  7. grammysherrylooksatlife said, on May 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Eerily, sadly, beautiful! 🙂

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    • leahyetter said, on May 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you. It IS eerie isn’t it?

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      • grammysherrylooksatlife said, on May 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        Yes, saw a lot of that too here in Arizona after the Wallow Fire last year (500,000 acres burned!) Hope it rains on your parade daily for awhile! 🙂

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  8. Ashlee Craft said, on May 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Ashlee Craft's Blog.

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  9. Ashlee Craft said, on May 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    This is so incredibly beautiful! The lighting in this photo is simply exquisite & gives this photo a magical beauty to it! 🙂 Keep up the fantastic work!

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  10. allmymoons said, on May 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Love the colors! The landscape seems to be steeped in rainbow.

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    • leahyetter said, on May 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      I know! I can’t believe how the camera interpreted the light into a rainbow through the canyon. Glad you like!

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  11. idiosyncratic eye said, on May 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    You’re more than welcome to ours! 😉

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  12. losangelas said, on May 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I wish I could send you some rainy clouds over from Holland, we had more then enough this morning! Hope this place will get some rain soon. Yet I do have to say that I really like this photograph.

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  13. FeyGirl said, on May 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    beautiful image…. but may you receive much rain this season/year!!!

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  14. Victoria Bennett Beyer said, on May 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Those dead trees never looked lovelier. Gorgeous shot, my dear.

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  15. Sheila T Illustrated said, on May 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Sorry, can’t help you here; we’ve had way too much rain for several days now! Beautiful landscape, Leah!

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  16. newdaylifestyle said, on May 2, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Oh what a beautiful picture! Somehow looks as if seen through a rainbow…

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  17. Lenore Diane said, on May 2, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Leah this is incredible. It reminds me of a painting. Lovely.

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  18. trudyleedarman said, on May 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

    In Texas any rain is always welcome! We had our share of fires last year! So pleased you got your wish, rain dances do help! The photo today, after the rain is excellent! Feel better 🙂

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