Sunday, September 11, 2011

Monsoon Season

Monsoon season starts in the middle of July and goes to the middle of September. We are almost at the end of it. Then it doesn't rain anymore for the rest of the year. Around 2:30 or 3:00 you hear thunder and you look out and see blue skies and you know the monsooon is rolling in for the day. Lightning comes and then the dark clouds followed by the downpour for a couple hours or just 15 minutes. It might rain on one street but not the one next to it.

Monday night I was hurrying home from school to watch the Packers play on Monday Night Football. It wasn't raining on Yaqui St. where our school is but as I turned up Cherokee it started to rain and then it poured as I hit Buffalo Trails Hwy. I made it home and it downpoured for about 45 minutes.

I waited till the end of the 1st quarter to head back to school to get my laptop. As I turned onto Buffalo Trails Hwy I was in awe as in front of me was the stem of a beautiful rainbow. As I drove I looked to the left of me and saw a white shower coming down on that neighborhood. I knew they were getting heavy rain in that one spot but not anywhere else. Turning left onto Yaqui Street I exclaimed, " Oh My God!!" There by the mountains I saw a golden glow coming from behind the clouds hanging on the top of the mountains. I thought -"Is this what the end of the world is going to look like?" I forgot all about hurrying home for the 2nd quarter. Of all the times not to have my camera in the car. Perfect picture but the beauty could no way be captured by anyone but God.

Double rainbow after monsoon.
A rainbow shines as the sky darkens again; for the monsoon returns for another soaking. 



  1. It is very interesting to me to hear about life, beauty,ministry and nature in another part of the US. Thank you for taking the time to document the wondrous and ordinary in your part of AZ.

  2. A double rainbow, Sister Carol, means blessed by two, yes?! What a beautiful experience. Thank you for the pictures and for sharing your life with us.

  3. I thoroughly enjoy the beautiful pictures and all that you write about. I don't think I could deal with the snakes. May God continue to bless all your work.
    Sister Rosangela