Cloudy Skies Over Cathedral Rock
This photograph was taken during the monsoons in Sedona, which arrive every year in the summer. On a typical day, the skies are bright and sunny in the morning, then cloud up later in the afternoon. Sometime, often between 3PM and 5PM, heavy clouds move in and begin to unload their precious cargo (rain) somewhere in the area. The storms don't last long and they move around, soaking one part of the town one day, and another part the next. While rain is always welcome in Sedona, torrential downpours can generate dangerous flash floods. In a matter of minutes, roads can become impassible and nearby Oak Creek can begin to leap its banks with torrents of water. Since I�ve had tents (and almost kids) washed away in flash floods, I always keep an eye on the clouds. When they begin to look dark and angry, it�s time to head higher ground!
This photograph was taken towards the evening, after the rain had come and gone and the clouds were beginning to retreat.
August 10th, 2011
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