These shots were taken on two separate evenings on the spur of the moment. We are still experiencing the final throws of the monsoon season which can make for some spectacular skies and some really beautiful storms.
I have a tendency to chase after storms looking for the shot that will define the term "Monsoon" and I have a fair amount of success and of course many failures. These are a few shots that I like from this past week and I hope you enjoy them too.
This is the first shot on the second night which was filled with lightning all around, periods of heavy rain and even blue skies and puffy white clouds.
The sun setting over Saguaro National Park from a spot in Tucson Mountain Park which is our back yard. Thousands of acres of saguaro forest with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, beautiful views and amazing wildflower blooms make this a great place to visit especially in fall and winter. If it's monsoon that you want to see you have to come in July and August and be able to put up with temperatures above 100 on a daily basis and humidity.
I am looking forward to cooler weather so that I can get out on the trails. Summer can be deadly in the desert as temperatures are frequently 106-110 and heat exhaustion and dehydration can quickly overtake the unprepared.