Villa Santa Cruz

Summer Rain and Sunsets in Todos Santos

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

With barely any rain over the last three years, the Baja desert was dry, dusty and thirsty. The aquifers were low, the landscapes were brown and the sand was hot to the touch. But, the month of August changed all that by bringing glorious rainstorms to Todos Santos and Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach. 

The thunderclouds, heavy with rain, rolled in from the east creating dramatic shadows.

 

View from the Villa's Palapa looking north - storm clouds rolling in

 

Raindrops in the Pool

The rain fell in sheets for several days, washing dust off the agave at Villa Santa Cruz, greening up the desert brush and cooling down the earth. The air, cleaned by the rain, was amazingly pure and clear. The best part, without doubt, were the spectacular sunsets. Night after night, we were entertained by the vibrant colors that lit up the rain clouds. From orange and red streaks, to pink and purple hues, and even a few rainbows, these sunsets were some of the best ever.

 

 



The sunrises were spectacular too...



As the summer season continues, we hope for more rain. I'd say it's time for a little rain dance...

jenna commented on 26-Aug-2012 05:42 PM
So spectacular!!
Don Houts commented on 26-Aug-2012 06:40 PM
In addition to the great sunsets, you must have had a great photographer.
Jean Houts commented on 28-Aug-2012 04:41 PM
I was there to witness all of the beauty. The sunsets were truly the most beautiful I have ever seen.