Arizona

Nature Photography: Severe Thunderstorm

A severe thunderstorm dumped almost an inch of rain here yesterday. To be quite honest, I didn’t think this storm would do much of anything.

Oh, yes, it started out with a lot of wind, which brought the term “blowhard” to my mind. And then the wind picked up. I started to wonder if my front yard mesquite tree could withstand it…

Nature photography - windblown mesquite tree, Tucson, Arizona

My tough little mesquite did just fine. The rock garden next to the mesquite also fared well. Nothing like a late-summer drink…

Nature photography - rock garden in the rain, Tucson, Arizona

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