Separated by twelve minutes, these two images are glimpses of the ever-changing sky of this morning’s sunrise. Both were made before the sun peeked over the ridgeline of Box Springs Mountain in the east.
Those of us who live in this valley rarely see much in the way of cloud definition between June and September. It is a long wait. During that time we’re usually treated to a clear blue dome or cloud cover that creates a uniform gray ceiling above the world. Both are photographically boring. It is now beginning to look like the next season will actually arrive soon and banish the boring summer skies for another nine months.