Yes, it Rains in Arizona’s Desert

July and August are monsoon season in Arizona. And I’m so sorry I laughed at the concept when I first heard it. At about 11 in the morning, you can start to hear distant thunder. It moves closer as the afternoon progresses, and then rain drops from the sky as if a swimming pool had been emptied.

Here’s the parking lot at the Changing Hands bookstore and Trader Joe’s in Tempe right after it stopped raining  on last Sunday.

Monsoon parking lot

Monsoon parking lot

–Quinn McDonald is a writer and certified creativity coach. See her work at QuinnCreative.com (c) 2008 All rights reserved.