|White Canyon, Deer Flat, and the Woodenshoe Buttes on Elk Ridge, from Natural Bridges, June 28.|
|Last of the Prickly Pear cactus blossoms? June 28, 2016, Natural Bridges.|
|Rock Goldenrod - Petradoria pumila.|
Because Southwest's "monsoon season" appears to be building, maybe even a bit early. It's when moisture begins to flow into the region from the south and southwest. From the Pacific Ocean, Sea Of Cortez, Gulf of Mexico. We'll take it from anywhere.
|White Canyon, Sipapu Natural Bridge, and Deer Flat, under stormy afternoon skies, June 28, 2016.|
|The Bears Ears Buttes, Maverick Point, and Elk Ridge in a late June rain shower, June 28.|
Then raindrops on the windshield. Then turn the wipers on fully. Loving it.
|Sandstone terrace with a view: overlooking Kachina Natural Bridge's abandoned meander in White Canyon.|
I got out to walk one of the sandstone terraces along Bridge View Drive, near the Kachina Bridge parking area. Potholes, newly filled with water. In one of them, the pollen of nearby Pinyon pine trees has collected on the surface.
|Pothole with pine pollen, Natural Bridges.|
|Pine pollen patterns on rain filled pothole, Natural Bridges.|
So I drove up Maverick Point and got into position.
|Sunset colors on Maverick Point. Moss Back Butte the Tables Of The Sun, and Navajo Mountain in the distance.|
|Sun descending out of the clouds, over the north end of the Henry Mountains.|
Photo location: Maverick Point below Bears Ears Buttes, San Juan County, southeast Utah.
© Copyright 2016 Stephen J. Krieg