I love these clouds. They remind me how small I am in the big picture... a spec on a tiny spinning ball rocketing through space in a whirl of planets as a galaxy in the big dark expanse of space. The sheer fact I exist is amazing, and my experiences in life are what make it worth living. The tiny infinitesimal moment captured here watching this beautiful chance of electrified molecules.... that's what makes the hard times worth it. Just being here to witness life and love and be loved.
A lone lightning strike drops into the Verde Valley area of central AZ during the monsoon. We caught this storm as we were making our way back from the Grand Canyon. Storms pushed us out early that day from the Canyon. We saw this little guy on radar as we were coming out of Flagstaff. It gave us a few bolts and a nice show over the valley.