“Poor man,” lamented my uncle. “All I had to give him was my tattered robe. If only I could have given him this wonderful rainbow.”
- adapted from John J. Muth’s Uncle Ry and the Moon.
I missed out shooting the incredible monsoon weather we’ve had the past three days – a seemingly endless parade of haboobs, thunderstorms, lightning, rain and sunsets – until this evening when I walked out my front door to this sublime view.
A small dust storm rolled through Phoenix this afternoon. I shot this looking south from the Ahwatukee foothills area of southern Phoenix. As a bonus, I added a second segment also shot today (immediately before the haboob) of clouds building over South Mountain.
I returned from a Tropical Storm Debbie soaked Florida too late to chase today’s haboob in central Arizona. Instead, here is a photograph from earlier in the week of a waterspout appearing off the coast of Marco Island.