Sherbet Sky

A small, soft-looking storm over the high desert (6,700-ft ground elevation) didn’t promise much photogenic actionuntil sunset!  Enough low clouds were in the way that when the hidden mid and upper levels of the storm’s convective cloud plume started to light up with sunset color, it diffused downward in pastel through much of the sky and onto the surrounding landscape.  Then, for a fleeting moment, through a narrow slot in the cloud cover near the western horizon, a sliver of sunshine brushed the base’s edges with a delicious, strawberry-sherbet shade of pink-red.  The result was one of the most purely pleasant and pretty sunsets of the year, anywhere.

1 NW Gamerco NM (11 Aug 17) Looking E
35.5924, -108.7764

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