Impending Storm

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Impending Storm  (c) SC Davidson (azleader)
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Taken facing the Superstition Mountains Wilderness area looking north toward the Peralta trailhead.

The spring of 2005 was special for having one of the most spectacular wildflower seasons in the Sonoran desert of the last 50 years. The reason is because of an unusual abundance of winter and spring rains. This picture shows one of the many storms that moved through the desert that spring.

The saguaro cactus and the mountains in the background are bathed in brilliant sunlight yet you can see an ominous dark thunderstorm moving into the area. You can also see a nearby hill obscured to near silhouette because of a thick cloud.

To me this image embodies the conditions that brought on the greatest wildflower season I will likely ever witness in southern Arizona in my lifetime.
pelagus
Costa Rica
fascinating!
Saturday, December 08, 2007 4:20:59 AM
stanfay
United States
Another amazing shot. You're quite a photographer.
Monday, December 10, 2007 8:33:28 PM
JeannieErickson
United States
Just amazing shot!! Thanks for the explaination, it really helps to know what is going on during that time the photo is taken, it is like I can share the special moment with you. I haven't looked all the way through your gallery yet, but hope to see some of those wild flowers!
Friday, April 18, 2008 1:35:15 PM
CKING
United States
Awesome amigo.
Saturday, April 05, 2008 2:01:21 AM