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Weather -- rain clouds over the moutains.

I was scavenging through old snapshots over the weekend. Took this one around 1985 from the roof of my mother-in-law's house in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dark clouds over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains). Actually, it is a photo of a small snapshot.

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I'll bet the weather there can get quite dramatic.
Certainly visually dramatic--sometimes one can see dark sheets of rain coming down onto those mountains when one is standing in bright sunshine.

Also, the land is veined with steep-sided empty, dry gullies called arroyos; these were pointed out to me and the kids. We were warned that one should never walk or play in them. A sudden rain miles away can cause them to instantly fill with roaring, raging water that from one minute to the next could rush through and wash away any child or animal caught in one.

Edited at 2018-02-26 11:29 pm (UTC)
Wow! Sounds dangerous. Beautiful sky, though.
Ha! Not that hard to avoid them if one knows to do so. They probably have rattlesnakes and scorpions anyway!
Wow, very striking.
Thanks!
Very foreboding. I imagine they do get some dramatic weather in the mountains.
New Mexico's state slogan is "Land of Enchantment." It really fits!
This looks quite menacing!