Catalina Hwy, Arizona, USA
Isolated Monsoon StormDownpours are isolated but intense during a Tucson summer. The mid- to late-summer "monsoon" in the Desert Southwest of the U.S. can be the most uncomfortable time to visit, if you're only considering the thermometer. So often, though, the vast skies will fill with vistas of moving, cooling color—the alchemy of wind, water, and sunset...
(Since there weren't any posts on this site yet for Tucson, I thought I'd go ahead and highlight the place that's become home for the past few years; geographical displacement isn't always necessary for "travel"... This view, looking to the SW over the metropolitan area, was taken from the scenic Sky Island highway going up the Santa Catalina mountain range, on the northern edge of Tucson.)