yes, meteorologically speaking, southern Arizona does experience a monsoon each summer. the intense summer heat creates an area of low pressure which draws moisture from the ocean. there is a seasonal wind shift of at least 110º, and the season accounts for at least 50% of the area's annual precipitation.
Animals is not my favorite Pink Floyd album musically, but for lyrical content, i think it is head and shoulders above the rest. this was the album in which Roger Waters' vision took control of the band. his dark and frighteningly accurate allegory was there behind the space cadet glow of Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, but on this disc it became the driving force.
ok, i'm starting to get really annoyed with the portal page not working.
this started as a picture of the back end on my truck and a bit of roadside.