Living off grid in northern Arizona in the lava fields around the San Francisco Peaks, gives me the opportunity to explore my immediate neighborhood at any time. I love to take dramatic photos, filled with energy, power and mystery. Monsoon season lends itself to such images. It is also the time for a second spring in the cinder fields and desert around the mountains. On this afternoon it all came together: the raw power of an approaching storm, finding its equal in power and energy in an area where huge molten lava rocks had been spewed out almost 1000 years ago, an area dotted with flowering snakeweed that is located between cinder hills and craters.