When the Santa Anas rage across the desert floor they fell even mighty saguaros who’ve lived for many decades.
Howling and roaring they march, creating a wall of dust as jackrabbits run for their sheltered nests.
Hairy tarantulas scurry to their burrows, diving underground to avoid the biting winds.
On the heels of the haboob, a thunderstorm ensues. Lightning crackles in an opaque sky through all the whirling debris. The monsoon season has arrived.
racing ahead of the storm