Summer Rains in the Desert

The last couple of summers in Phoenix have been on the dry side. A more “normal” Monsoon Season (although I’m not sure all of the rain has been of the “monsoon” variety) has been a welcome event this July. The desert has been coming to life, with running washes:

It may be the most unfortunately shaped cactus in the desert, but the bees are loving it. It is also one of the few that blossom this late in the year.

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