This isn't a very good picture at all, but I love the way the sun seems to shine right through the feathers of the hawk. These birds are really quite huge and its shadow was like that of an airplane crossing in front of the sun.
After taking the picture of hawk I caught sight of the old jalope out of the corner of my eye, almost camoflauged by an equally rusty shed. The mountainscape taken behind the shed. I hope the owners of the property realize what treasures they have in their own back yard, in both the old truck and the vista.
All of my photographs have names although I don't always use them when posting the pictures. This one I call 'Edge of the Storm'. I think that says it all.
The storm was sudden and brought torrential rain and hail. It passed quickly and left the land refreshed. The yucca plant is very pretty to look at, but I can personally attest to the wickedness of its pointed leaves. The cactus is also deceptively attractive. The spines on the leaves can pierce a leather boot as easily as it would paper... again, I speak from experience.