You can't see the mountains in the distance, but they're there! A cold front blew in this afternoon, and the strong winds that came along with it whipped up a rolling dust storm across the desert. I live in the little community of Tucson Estates II, on the west flank of the Tucson Mountains. Our little community is just three or four miles from the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum--one of the ten best Zoos in the world. That's where I was at 4:15 p.m. when I took this picture.
Dust in the air makes for some fantastic sunsets, so we drove to the pass that connects Tucson with the west flank of the Tucson Mountains. It's called Gates Pass, and it's a terrific place to watch the sun set. I took this picture at 5:45 p.m. from the road just below Gates Pass.