The Capitan Mountains in New Mexico are beautiful in morning light. During the monsoon season the light has a warm glow where the sun coming up catches the wispy clouds. By afternoon the clouds are huge thunderheads.
I love to study water flowing over river rocks. When the water is clear you see so much color reflecting back the light of the sun. And when there is more of a slope you see the water rushing down these miniature waterfalls and creating the white foam. This is the Rio Ruidoso, just a mountain stream these days, but I've seen it when it was a raging torrent!
In honor of Cloud Appreciation Day I decided to paint the clouds over the Sacramento Mountains in New Mexico. We are in the midst of monsoon season and the clouds build up every day to real thunder heads. The burn scars from last years fire are very visible against the green from all the rain.