The approach of Fall in the desert part of Arizona is not much like the rest of the country. This is approaching our best time of year with clear blue skies and temperatures in the 70-80s. You won't see a cloud in the sky until the early spring rains in February. Fall begins when monsoon season ends. When I first heard the term "monsoon" used to describe a season in Arizona, I pictured torrential rivers carrying away houses. I guess there are some big rains, but to me monsoon season reminds me of the most beautiful clouds and sunsets.
These are all taken near sunset. The clouds in the east are reflecting the sun setting in the west.
You just can't take your eyes off of them, which is why some of these pictures were taken from the car. Now that monsoon season is over, we won't see these beautiful towering thunderheads for another year. Not to rub it in, but we will see clear blue skies all winter :)