When you think of the desert southwest, clear sunny skies come to mind. Twice a year, though, our mountains are wreathed with clouds, and the result is striking.
Fog on the mountain? It happens during the summer monsoons and (sometimes) in our short December rainy season.
May is the month when Saguaro cacti bloom. The blossom is Arizona's state flower.
The monsoons are coming early this year, they say. Last week, we had three days of rain in a row. It's unusual for that to happen in May.
We'll take every drop!
Photos copyright Mike in Tucson