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The Visual West: Going with the Monsoonal Flow

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Paul Larmer | Aug 05, 2011 04:00 PM

Over the past several weeks, the monsoon season has kicked in nicely across the Southwest, reaching up into Colorado, where it has created some spectacular lightning, downpours and sunsets. In my humble opinion, summer afternoons during monsoon season were meant to be spent working (not too vigorously) in the garden and watching the thunderheads build until the curtains of rain begin to descend like the closing act of a sometimes violent, but always beautiful, drama. Here are some shots taken this week in Western Colorado.

Monsoon Clouds 1

 

monsoon clouds 3

monsoon clouds 3

All the moisture has kept things verdant, even at lower elevations,  a boon to hay fields and mule deer.

 
muley doe

To see more photos of the American West, or to submit your own, visit our flickr group.

Paul Larmer is the executive director of High Country News.

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