Tail lights descend Mount Lemmon, a week ago, and snake their way to Windy Point along Sky Island Parkway. There were sporadic flashes of lighting happening in the distance. I was hoping one would enter the frame during this thirty second exposure but, alas, no such luck this time around.
While making my way up the mountain around two o’clock in the afternoon, I couldn’t understand why I was seeing lines of cars already headed down the mountain. Don’t those folks know, late afternoon into evening is when the real fun and natural beauty of Mount Lemmon and the Santa Catalina Mountains begins?
I experienced a cooling rain up there, around 3pm, dropping the temperature to a refreshing 67 degrees. It made it back to the high seventies, when the sun returned. Combine that with a soft wind blowing through the trees and you’ve got yourself a little slice of heaven! BTW: My cars thermometer read 112 degrees in the valley before I began my accent. But, hey that’s still cooler than Phoenix!