Clouds in Big Bend always seem special to me. Probably that is because 80% of the time (or more) I am there it seems it is clear blue skies. Add in some rain with those clouds and it really becomes nice.
On a day that had some rain, I found that there were still nice clouds late in the afternoon and I decided to go to Desert Mountain Overlook. I knew that from this location I had a good view in several directions and I could work the clouds. With views to the mountains, the river, and into Mexico, I knew I had made a good choice.
The recent spring rains had even brought the Ocotillo into bloom and with the leaves they put out after a good rain. Usually you see either/ or but not both. Typically it is the blooms but bare branches in the spring and the green leaves in the late summer rains. However, this year, I was getting both.
Clouds, cactus, desert, and mountains came together to make an interesting afternoon.
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