by James Hudson
While an Independence Day weekend filled with free entertainment over the skies of Tucson was expected, the Old Pueblo got a bonus treat as the long-awaited monsoon storms finally delivered. Here is a collection of photos and videos found 'round the net.
A time-lapse of Saturday evening's monsoon storm whipping through the UA campus, as fillmed by the University of Arizona Atmospheric Sciences.
An amazing time-lapse of the fireworks display over Sentinel Peak Park on Friday, July 4th, from local professional photographer Sean Parker.
A Fish Called Wander? Local creative director Nicola Freegard found this hatchery bluegill about a half-mile walk away from Reid Park Lake on Saturday. "The lake was teeming with very large fish, I suspect this was to be dinner for one of the park's hawks or larger birds. In England there's a history of fish falling from the sky—that would be a fantastical sight in Tucson!"
Judith Gonzales, a full-time MBA student at the University of Phoenix who also works at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, caught a great cellphone shot of a monsoon cloud approaching Mission San Xavier del Bac as she was driving into her new neighborhood. "Hopefully next time I can use my real camera and get some closer shots!"
Retired amateur photographer Leigh Spigelman had an excellent view of every firework display atop his home near Skyline and Campbell, and got this surreal shot just as the extended weekend came to a end.