The sky here in Arizona is very BLUE. At times it seems to be hyper blue. And it stretches out forever.
I know Montana is known as big sky country, but I think Arizona could take a run at that title as well. The sky is a predominent feature here, and it’s big. And it’s blue…..
When I first moved to Prescott I was blown away and astounded by the blue skies. Every day, sun and blue sky. Every day…..every day……every day…….. And then finally after weeks and weeks of blue skies, sunny days, and beautiful weather I finally asked myself, “Does it rain here? Ever?”
Later I learned it does indeed rain here. Monsoons, winter storms, even a little snow. Clouds roll in and the hyper blue gets interrupted, even if for a short time. But eventually we just go back to blue.
If we’re lucky, some puffy clouds show up to add some interesting points of contrast to my photos. If we’re not lucky the clouds go away and don’t bring the monsoons we so desperately need right now. And if we’re really unlucky we’ll start seeing a different type of cloud that interrupts the perpetual blue……….clouds of smoke on the horizon.
Driving home from the store today I saw the hyper blue sky with something in it I didn’t like. A plume of smoke rising out near Mingus Mountain. Controlled burn, planned burn, crash and burn, or just your standard forest fire? I don’t know. But I do know that smoke on the horizon is a little unnerving around these parts. Let’s hope that its controlled, and under control.
Personally, I’d prefer breaking all of that blue up with a few monsoonal clouds that turn into completely gray skies complete with downpours and lightening. I sure hope we get some rain soon! In the meantime, I’ll keep looking for ways to break all the blue up. 🙂
Oh, and with the exception of the last photo (which was edited) everything else is as shot. That means the sky here really is that blue, honest!