Morning Rain Clouds in Phoenix

Spring in other parts of the country brings steady rain and mud season. Here in Phoenix, we’ve had half of our predicted rain for this year already. So it was a surprise to wake up to the sound of rain. Ten minutes later it was over.

Cloud eats sun

But it didn’t end there. The clouds gathered themselves us again. Below is a shot at dawn and a shot ten minutes later.

Dawn with rain

Sun rises a bit more and clouds re-form.

Contrast clouds in a normally blue spring sky.

Spotlight on the palm. The palms that work best in Phoenix are Mexican fan palms. Queen palms just don’t work. We don’t have the humidity.

One palm gets a sunbeam

–Quinn McDonald is a writer and artist, but not a photographer. All these shots were taken with her iPhone.