Roger's SkyPix

Mini Cloud Atlas

Silhouetted Stratus over a Butte

Silhouetted Stratus over a Butte

Barely clearing a southwest Texas butte "one dark and windy day," this narrow ribbon of stratus behind a thunderstorm complex is silhouetted and partially underlit by a low sun. A dark altostratus deck looms above, "up a cloudy draw." As I beheld this scene, that old Johnny Cash tune came back to life, the tune playing as if this was precisely the sky that spawned those ghost riders of Western myth.

7 SW Rankin TX (8 Jun 97) Looking W