2016/366/205 Turn up the Monsoon to 11
The summer storms we call "monsoons" arise from mixing wet air from the Gulf of Mexico with heat rising from the desert have finally started getting into gear, bringing rain and cooler temperatures to Arizona.
I spotted the bright white vertical column of the thunderhead as I was driving east on AZ highway 260 from Camp Verde to the top of the rim. I was looking for an angle to get the photo, and remembered this bumpy side road off the highway. But there was still a hill in the way, so the dog and I started stomping up the rise, trying not to think about the likelihood of rattlesnakes. I did not top the rise, but the view opened up to give this shot.