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Monsoon Sunset (Tucson, AZ)

Tucson, AZ, Monsoon sunset by Mike in Tucson

There's a magical combination of light and texture in the clouds at sunset during Tucson's monsoon season.

The rains have been spotty this summer, leading some to call this our Nonsoon Season.  But all good things come to he who waits, and last night as I drove over Gates Pass on my way home, I could see that I needed to find a place to pull over and pick up the camera.

I took this photo at about 7:20 p.m. on Kinney Road, just north of the intersection with Gates Pass Road. That's the location of Old Tucson Studios, for you movie buffs.  I pass it most nights on my way home.

The westerly sky was already fading as I parked the old Ford Explorer at one of the pull-outs on this scenic road.  (No cash-for-clunkers for me.  Mine's paid for.)  Looking south, though, this was my view. 

That flat horizon could almost be an ocean, couldn't it?  It's deceiving.  There are rolling hills and mountains to the right and to the left of my vantage point.

Okay.  It's almost 4:45 a.m., and I want to get this on the blog before I go walk.  I promised Bill Archambault in Houston that I would.  Morning, Bill!


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