June 1, 2009

A Thunderhead Grows



At the Mill Hollow trailhead in Indian Canyon, the grass was lush, the cottonwoods were in new, full leaf, and the sky was nearly cloudless at 10AM.
We rode over the creek and through the woods,
to the top of the ridge.
Over the Bad Land Cliffs, some serious clouds were building.

After we'd ridden another 30 minutes along the ridge, a thunderhead was in full flower, and clouds were moving in all around us.
Time to head for home.
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43 comments:

  1. as always...gorgeous shots of the beautiful utah countryside. can't ask for more. love your blog.

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  2. Beautiful country...

    You have some glorious rides in your neck of the woods. :-)

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  3. A beautiful morning to ride over hills and through lush woodland. The snow white clouds are great to watch how they grow from nothing until they are ready to burst. Are you getting lots of storms at this time of year?

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  4. Again a wonderful ride in the mountains! Thank you!

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  5. Beautiful! The big white clouds look so innocent!

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  6. Magnificent shots! would love to take that ride myself! Love those big clouds! Thanks for a great look at a part of your world!
    Have a great week!

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  7. Lovely! Did you manage to avoid the storm?

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  8. I bet you are glad that the snow is gone and you can get up into the high country.

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  9. That last shot is striking. A silhouette that is not quite a silhouette. Lovely.

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  10. fascinating ride along with you as the clouds gather.

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  11. I enjoy my cyber rides with you. Thanks for taking us to your beautiful part of the globe.

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  12. Great ride with beautiful pictures, particularly the last shot. A great shot for skywatch as well.

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  13. Yes, get out of there quickly, Janie! Don't the storm clouds blow over the ridges before you know it? Your pictures of the ride are wonderful.

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  14. Titania, yes, we've been getting a lot of spring storms. Thunderstorms are common in the high country through July.
    Esther, we got back to the truck just as raindrops started to fall, so our timing on return was pretty good.

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  15. Janie: What a beautiful look a that wonderful scenery.

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  16. We have the same tone, grass and sky colours today, but a world apart. Your always has a sense of space and freedom.

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  17. I enjoyed this ride, and your blue skies! You have beautiful views, and the cottonwoods are lovely. Thanks for sharing it!

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  18. Fantastic once again!

    Have a great week
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  19. I love watching thunderheads build up! thanks for sharing another lovely post with us!

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  20. Such big, open sky! You captured the countryside nicely!

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  21. Beautiful. You are so lucky to be able to see this by horseback.

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  22. It's fun seeing how green it's getting in your world. The sky was fantastic even if it did mean time to head home.

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  23. Hi Janie... Glad the thunderheads warned you... Did you make it home before it rained???? OR---did it just go away and not rain at all (like it so often happens)?
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  24. That last photo is quite dramatic. the cloud still looks white and harmless, but I am sure it was packed with energy.

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  25. great shots...love the photo of your husband on his horse...

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  26. This is the way I remember the late spring skys over the Colorado Rockies. Blue sky in the morning and thunderstorms in the mountains by noon. Then we'd send them out to Kansas and Nebraska by 4:00.

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  27. The cloud looks like an atomic cloud, like in that short lived tv-series Jericho.

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  28. Can I come stay with you for the summer? ;-)

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  29. Spectacular clouds but they can mean trouble is coming.

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  30. the cloud formation on the last pic is really stunning! beautiful.

    My world is here

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  31. Looks like some sort of shelf mushroom. You always ride in the most beautiful country. Glad you didn't get wet. Do you think the monsoon season is a little early?

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  32. Thanks for the outing in your world - love the nature around you and those skies and clouds, fabulous.

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  33. Love those pics Janie!! Looks so peaceful.

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  34. Thank you for taking us to your country side.Beautiful greenery.

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  35. the last pic is amazing!!!!

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  36. I like seeing Mischief's ears in the first shot. The monsoon clouds are fascinating to me. I enjoy how they seem to change so quickly.

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  37. It's a well-kept secret that Utah is probably the most beautiful state in the union. Great photos of your ride.

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  38. Oh, I see Daisy! Such a life...riding in the beautiful countryside every day. Something to dream about for when my little ones are grown! :)

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  39. Love the cottonwoods in your picture. Nice shots. Thanks for sharing

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  40. Every time I visit is a treat, these are lovely shots!

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  42. Thanks for taking us along on your ride. I hope you made it home without getting wet. The pictures are gorgeous.

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