Some days the weather forecasters are wrong, some times by a little, sometimes by a lot. Yesterday morning they were wrong about how quickly a storm would roll in, the storm came in sooner than they predicted. I had left my camera at home that had a wide angle lens so I brought out my cell phone and took images with it of the stormy weather over Antelope Island State Park.
More often than not when I am photographing birds you might not get a feel for the island like you can with images like these. How wild the island feels.
Or how this island in the Great Salt Lake looks under stormy skies.
The Great Salt Lake is low, very low. That swatch of sandy beach should be under water but the water isn’t reaching the lake from the rivers and rain just won’t fill it back up. In a “normal” February this wouldn’t be rain falling, it would be snow. But it has been too warm to snow in the valley.
High above the lake the storm moves between the island and the Wasatch Mountains. It is hard to believe that the east facing slopes on the island are already starting to green up. It is only February.
Eventually there wasn’t enough light to photograph a bird if I had seen one so it was time to head home. I wish I had taken taken my wide angle lens but these cell phone images will have to do.
We needed the rain.
Life is good.