Monday, June 10, 2013

“I have spent weeks in the desert, forgetting to look
 at the moon, he says, as a married man may spend days never looking into the face of his wife. These are     not sins of omission but signs of pre-occuopation.” 

     ~ Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

The Yin and Yang of Desert and Water: Washoe Lake

Sunday's photo were taken as a storm of lightening and thunder spilled over the Sierras into Washoe Valley.

Lightening struck the ground across the Lake.  The dry sagebrush instantly exploded into brush fire. First 
responders seemed to appear out of thin air to contain the burn!

Then drove home through a dust storm and high winds:

(Keep looking .... you just never know what you will see!)


sage said...

I have fond memories of Washoe Lake, especially watching wind surfers on it), but always preferred Tahoe or Marlette Lake (as the higher altitude is cooler)

Brian Miller said...

wow now that was a bit of excitement...the lightning strike...pretty amazing watching the storm come over the mountains too...i live on the backside of one, so we see it too...

happy monday to you...smiles.