New Mexico’s high plains are arid, dotted by grasses, wild flowers and low scrub. Late July and August are the rainy season; in the afternoons on these hot summer days, billowing clouds start gathering, massing, scudding across the cobalt blue sky. With luck, they turn into towering thunderheads; with more luck, they bring rain, cooling the day, bringing touches of green and colorful blooms to the high plains. This photo is one of a series I took over several hours outside of San Ysidro, New Mexico.
Featured: New Mexico, 6/09