One thing I miss about living in Arizona is the summer thunderstorms that happened frequently in the afternoons (also known as monsoons). I lived in Mesa for a while and it seemed that almost every afternoon I’d get off work & as soon as I parked it would start to rain as I ran (or sometimes walked) to my apartment. It was nice that I could cool off from a long hot ride home since I didn’t have air conditioning in my car. The water in the pool was way to hot to cool off in, so I would just sit out on my balcony watching the storm roll in, getting misted by the huge pellets of rain crashing on the handrail of the balcony. Or sometimes it would even rain sideways. I LOVE thunderstorms..
As my parting gift, Arizona gave me one last beautiful storm to capture on film. I took this photo on my last day in Arizona driving back to Illinois. As I was looking for somewhere to pull over with some sort of foreground I came across this tiny pond (or puddle?) and these weird little desert trees.
This was taken just east of Flagstaff on a road near the Meteor Crater. If anyone has driven I-40 you should know what I’m talking about.