"Stuff is eaten by dogs, broken by family and friends, sanded down by the wind, frozen by the mountains, lost by the prairie, burnt off by the sun, washed away by the rain. So you are left with dogs, family, friends, sun, rain, wind, prairie and mountains. What more do you want?"
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Lately we've been getting the summer monsoon flow, bringing moisture in these big clouds up from the Gulf of California. When we're lucky we get rain out of these in afternoon thunderstorms. As bad as the drought has been we need all we can get and have been fortunate to get rain the last three nights.
When I took that picture, I was reminded of one of my favorite Maynard Dixon paintings documenting the same phenomenon, "Cloud World." When I was a kid growing up in Tennessee, I remember seeing paintings like this one and thinking those skies couldn't possibly be real.