Lucky for me, I have people in my life who insist I unplug every once in a while. Instead of staring at a computer screen for the last few days, I looked down on from a campsite on the Mogollon Rim near the East Pocket Lookout. East Pocket is about 11 1/2 miles from my house as the crow flies, but with a car it’s 35 miles and takes an hour and a half to drive because some silly canyons and forests get in the way. Still, when you get there, you’re rewarded with this:
Camping during monsoon season in Northern Arizona is always a bit iffy, and the weather worried us at first, especially when we got HAILED ON during the drive. At one point, things became a wee bit more concerning as we watched a storm roll in,
but luckily it kept its distance.
I missed out on seeing and photographing the javelina that trotted by our campsite, but I did manage to take a portrait of a little friend we made
and indulge my love of Lupinus arizonicus.
Although we did finally get rained on our last morning, I reminded myself that rain creates all sorts of loveliness, big and small,
and clouds make for really good sunsets.