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.