The last few monsoon seasons have been mediocre. Last night topped every storm I have ever experienced. 60+ MPH winds tore through the area. I wasn't sure that our American flag would survive the storm, but good ol' American craftsmanship prevailed. It rained side ways and instantly filled every wash. We were land locked by our terrain. Washes on both sides of the house over flowed, trapping us.
Our shared drive flows during an active rain storm. Apparently so does our actual driveway, as seen on the left. And a small lightning tail peeking through on the right side.
Once the storm pushed north, it was safe and dry enough for me to step outside and try to capture the amazing light show that was going on. I took hundreds of pictures and wound up with 3 usable ones. I really need to invest in the timer/remote I've been eyeing for my camera. It would've made the process easier.
Photographing lightning is tough without proper equipment. This storm made me realize how badly I need some camera additions. I LOVE STORMS!
My favorite shot of the evening:
The storm pushed north and slammed Phoenix. Within an hour, the washes went down, but my road was full of storm debris. Friends lost trees and had damaged cars, so I think we fared well.
Bring it on Arizona, I want more storms like this!