When we think of desert blooms, we think of wild flowers that sprout in the spring after the winter rains. However there is another opportunity to see the desert in bloom. If we get enough rain during the monsoon season such as this year, we get a explosion of color.
This panoramic was taken northwest of Phoenix. The sun was setting and another monsoon storm was forming south east of our location. I love the way the plants are picking up the setting sunlight against the contrast of the storm clouds.