Sedona Sunshine...and a bit of thunder
After a trip into "the city" of Sedona this morning, I returned for a quick dip in the pool. It is about 90 degrees here today, so it was a welcome relief. As I floated about I watched as this very large wasp (or more likely, several)returned again and again to the pool. I have seen wasps gathering water before, but it seemed to me that they usually hovered over the water and only lightly touched surface. These wasps would land completely on the water and even float there for 15-30 seconds each time.
Finally, I climbed out of the pool. The cloud I had been watching build over the last minutes or so started dropping rain to the southeast of us and sent peals of thunder rolling over the valley.