12 Photos That Perfectly Sum Up Arizona In The Summertime
By Monica Spencer|Published July 19, 2016
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trying to capture the experience of an Arizona summer in one photo or just a few words is difficult, mostly because it’s not the same everywhere. Some parts of the state are roasting under the sun while other areas are a cool respite before the winter snows kick in. Summer can be harsh, beautiful, intense, welcoming, and deadly. It just depends on where you are and how you deal with it.
However, there’s a few common experiences most of us can relate to when the summer season is in full swing. Here are a few photos that illustrate what an average summer is like when living (or even just visiting) Arizona.