There was a lovely full moon last night, but we were partial to the sunset. Why? We got our first measurable rain in ove…

 

There was a lovely full moon last night, but we were partial to the sunset. Why? We got our first measurable rain in over 90 days yesterday. Monsoon is our favorite time of year. It’s the annual weather pattern shift that brings powerful thunderstorms with brilliant lightning and bone-shaking thunder. Monsoon is equal parts wonder and danger, and it’s a season to be both appreciated and respected. The desert, while never dead, springs to attention. Dormant plants, such as the spiny Ocotillo, sprout leaves and flowers. The patchwork of green colors intensify, and animals come out of their hiding places. The rain makes it more humid than usual, but it also cools things down. Dry river beds called washes flow and the fresh smell of creosote hangs in the air. Clouds hug the mountains, we’re treated to amazing lightning shows, and when the storm moves on it often leaves a stunning sunset like this one. With our “non-soon” last year, minimal snow this winter, and current raging wildfires across the state, we’re more grateful than ever for the start of our monsoon. Are you a sunset or full moon person? . . . . . #monsoonphotography #monsoon2021 #arizonamonsoon #whyilovewhereilive #tucsonaz #capturearizona #az365 #arizonacollective #instagramaz #divine_deserts #igsouthwest #westbysouthwest #oh_arizona #tucson #tucsonarizona #thisistucson #igers_tucson #desertdwellers #aroundarizona #arizonaoutdoors #tucsonphotography #visittucson #sunsetshots #sunsetlove #sunsetphoto

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