Watery Wayne Wonderland
The South Desert had a lake in the middle out near Jailhouse Rock
Under an almost clear sky a raging gray flood passed through a wash near Factory Butte. Rain never fell on this part of the desert, a strong storm passed quickly by near the butte.
The Fremont River took on a more familiar color of Capitol Reef CountryUp in the high country the reservoirs and lakes are all full and the surrounding lands covered in lush green vegetation and brightly colored flowers. Johnson Reservoir, just north of Fish Lake, is the source of the Fremont River. Storms of course make for beautiful sunsets. Though the weather is calm now the afternoon thunderstorms will undoubtedly return occasionally during the remaining months of the summer. A flash flood can occur at any time there is rain around even when there is none in your immediate area. Meanwhile enjoy the greenery and clean washed cliffs left behind by the Storms of 2011. (All pictures © 2011, Bob Palin)