In the Western Sky

wintry sky in Taos, NM

My favorite volcano again, too

Out here in the Terrible High Desert™, winter likes to try to sneak back in this time of year, especially if it sees you trying to stretch that firewood. I should have known better, I’m probably responsible. A little of that cheapo bullshit goes a long way. At any rate, those long blue-gray descending plumes are snow. They’d look white if they weren’t in shadow.

Looking at this now, a little after midnight, it’s like the clouds are burning—as if anything would with twenty-eight degrees outside and a little bit of snow. (We sure are glad it’s spring.) There was something going on up there, though, with all that wind and water vapor in the sun. What a dynamic sky.

John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

  • Rita April 1, 2016, 1:08 AM

    I love clouds…..

    • JHF April 1, 2016, 12:05 PM

      This is the best place to watch clouds. When the weather’s warmer, that’s all we do sometimes. I can’t imagine shutting myself up indoors with all this business going on.

  • Marti Fenton April 1, 2016, 7:53 PM

    Did you notice that snow storm on half the mountain, blue sky in the west and something else going on with the southern mountains. Spring time in the Rockies often includes many weather patterns only a few miles apart. Reminds me of a John Marin painting.

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