As some readers already know, I went on a long road trip this past month through the high desert region of the southwestern U.S. -- the weather was almost always clear so I didn't manage to snag a lot of good cloud or storm photos. We had perhaps two minor thunderstorm encounters, each lasting just a few minutes and not much action with either of them. A more problematic weather variable was forest fire smoke which occasionally crossed our path although it was seldom a visibility or air quality issue for us until the last three days as we approached home base from the east after making a long, leisurely loop through the western states, seeing quite a few new to us places, as well as one or two old favourites.
Anyway, what follows will be a few pictures of the trip, enjoy.
This first one shows a small forest fire at the Grand Canyon on the north rim across a side canyon from the North Rim visitor centre.