Water in the desert

El Paso is a special border town, which is a part of a triplet El Paso–Juárez–Las Cruces. El Paso is in Texas, USA. Las Cruces is in the New Mexico state of USA. Juárez is in the neighbor country, Mexico. Nature has a different border system. 🙂 El Paso is located in the Chihuahuan Desert, which covers parts of Mexico and the United States. We adore rains being in a desert and of course, given that we moved to El Paso from the East Coast, our love for rain sometimes can be obsessive. 🙂 Anyway, today’s post is focused on the photos we took in the morning of September 30, 2016 after a heavy rain in El Paso. We got some rain water in our backyard. Pictures are as follows. We enjoyed the wet wind and the H2O !

Top of our outdoor gas grill.
Top of our outdoor gas grill.
A desert plant!
A desert plant!
Water in the backyard!
Water in the backyard!
Water in the backyard!
Water in the backyard!
Franklin mountain on that rainy day.
Franklin mountain on that rainy day.


31 thoughts on “Water in the desert

  1. Great pictures. There are many mountain deserts in my home country where water is scarce. However, I have not visited any of the deserts in my home countries.

  2. It is really nice to see how rainfall in El Paso looks like considering that it can also be termed a desert area as evident with the pictures you uploaded above. It was an interesting read and one I learnt one or two things from.

  3. Your pictures look great, you really have talent on taking the right shot with your cam. Here in Romania, we have 4 seasons so, in spring and autumn we have a lot of heavy rains, sometimes it looks like a great storm with a powerful wind and ice rain.
    This summer we had 40 degrees temperature but no rain, so, I wish a bit of rain…

  4. Hi,
    I must confess I thought your post was a response to the Daily word prompt H2O. anyway I definitely relate to your obsession to/for it. Spent 3 months out in the Libyan part of the Sahara desert, no rain at all. It was back in the early 60’s, and getting fresh drinking water, back then was neigh on an impossibility, what we did get had to be treated with purifiers, and the taste was barely palatable. Personal hygiene was also a big problem as the water used for that porpoise. although basically clean was never treated , so getting any in ones moth often led to mild dysentery. Did we enjoy the desert, well yes we did, considering how harsh the habitat was in general, its biodiversity kept us in awe, and the anticipation of what we might find the next day kept our spirit up. So your post brought back memories of our yearning to feel rain on our faces again, amongst many other things related to a normal life. Would I go through all that again, yes, but my doctor would forbid it.

    Glad to have read your post, nice to know someone else also gets pleasure from rain as we did way back then. Take care, and thanks for sharing,


    1. Dear Mick,
      Thank you very much for visiting our blog and writing a beautiful comment.

      Your experience in the Sahara was way more challenging. The fact is, here in the western desert of Texas today, we do not get even a glimpse of what you experienced in the Sahara. We never felt any crisis of water supply here in the last three years we have stayed in El Paso. 🙂 It is the dry weather and temperature that create the craving for rains. It is more psychological than a necessity. 🙂

      Thanks once again for sharing your amazing story of the Sahara desert.

      Best regards,
      Settle in El Paso Team 🙂

  5. Hi there. Thank you for visiting and following HoB. Much appreciated!

  6. I spent a few hours on the internet browsing how to knap river stone. Your picture makes me want to dig around under that water.

  7. We need more rain in California. We are in drought season. I need more moist in the air. Dry air is hard for my throat and my nose. Send me some rain drops… 🙂

    1. Thanks Miriam. Definitely we will send you some drops next time it rains. 🙂 ….

      Now that I am thinking about it, I am no more sure it will be a good idea to send our scarce rain drops to California. LOL.

      We are sorry to hear about your struggle in dry weather. Our son has similar issues with dry weather.

      Dry weather did something good to our son too. Dear son had ear infections many times in the humid weather of the East Coast in his first eleven months. His ear infection did not come back after we moved to El Paso’s dry weather when he turned one. 🙂

      Thank you for your comment, Miriam. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. I live in Mississippi, a very rainy and humid state. But I lived with my son in Albuquerque for a couple of years so I know what you’re talking about when yo mention rain worship.:) When my grandson comes to visit, he says he loves the way Mississippi smells.

    You’ve taken me back to my days in New Mexico. Thank you!

    1. Thanks a lot Grace for your comment. We are glad to know that this post helped a bit in taking a stroll down memory lane and recalling the past. World is so small! 🙂 We visited Albuquerque a number of times in the last few years too meet friends and relatives. Great town.

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