sunset storms

Something about the geography of our valley makes the summertime pop-up storms avoid us, for the most part. Arches, to the west, and the La Sal Mountains to the east seem to get 80% of the action. While we could use the water, I can’t complain about the view…

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morning storms

There’s a particular glow the valley gets when there’s a rainbow. It’s hard to describe, but I can always tell there’ll be a rainbow when I look outside while the light looks a certain way. It’s like half the valley is lit by spotlights, and those bright objects are set against a dark sky. Very […]

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storm 9-23-16

On Friday, 9-23, the first cold front of the season blew through the west. Just a days after the Equinox there is snow on the La Sal mountains, as if Winter can’t wait to arrive. Yesterday┬áI drove to Grand Junction, along scenic highway 128 from Castle Valley, past Dewey, and through Cisco. The views were […]

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dust devil

On Feb 29th, 2016 I was running some errands in Moab, UT (last minute getting the car registered before it expires–no surprises there for Last Minute Markey). As I was leaving the nursery in Moab–picking up some wonderful herbs to plant in the backyard, I saw the wind kicking up dust. I watched for a […]

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