Once I was in motion due to the storm going by, I set off on another chase of an active storm cell. The cells may intensify or dissipate right in front of you. Trying to figure out what is possibly going to happen is a big part of the fun of chasing
I love being able to capture images of the monsoon elements as well, like the differences in a new cell building and the areas under the towering cumulous clouds. All clouds are constantly changing. It’s great to see the differences in them.
I found a new location which gave me a great perspective of another storm. Soon I was surrounded by active cells from three different directions yet my attention was drawn to the mid-day low on the horizon rainbow. It was bizarre to see one that low at 2pm. Regardless it was a beauty! I like the image of what looks like an offering from the desert to the rainbow. The Cholla cactus gives the appearance of presenting a wreath of cactus to the Rainbow Gods, like a Hawaiian lei!
A bit later in the day I came upon this cell with gorgeous structure that was just fired up by an outflow from a dying cell just to it’s west. With that jumpstart of energy, it grew quickly, beginning a long rain but it never actually dropped a spark to was needed to complete the equation. Soon the cell just faded away into nothing. Nothing to see here, keep moving! On the way home, there was a beautiful sunset up on the hill, with silhouetted saguaro cacti watching the fading beauty!
With all said and done, this was truly a magnificent day to chase, especially in my “backyard,” some fifty three miles away from my house!