Desert Cornfields

One of the stranger things you see when you roam the Arizona desert is the occasional summer cornfield. You just don’t EXPECT a dry, arid climate to be a place you’d want to grow corn…but of course, that’s why I’m not a farmer and mostly keep cool inside my air conditioned house.

Back towards the end of August, we had a few days with fast-moving, severe storms blow through the state and this is a capture of one of them. These are the San Tan Mountains, a subject in many of my photographs. On the right horizon you can already see a dust storm blowing somewhere.

I’ve discovered my 17-35mm Tamron glass definitely “squashes” things a bit, as I remember these monsoon storm towers being a lot taller in person than they ended up being in this picture.

Tonight/tomorrow appears to be a last gasp for some good monsoon weather, so praying for lightning, rain, clouds and good storm structure!