Branching off of state route 9 in Utah, between Hurricane and Virgin is a small paved road that goes south for just a couple of minutes before it comes to a locked gate. To the east of this road is a small wash that leads to a few cottonwood trees. This small, out of the way place is where I got this, (one of my favorites) picture.
This summer thunderstorm alternated rain and wind, with calm, breezy conditions. Sheets of rain can be seen in the distance near Gooseberry Mesa as it is lit up by a bolt of lightning. This picture is a composite of two photos taken one after another. One exposed for the sky and one for the ground.