A cloud shades the Mazatzal Mountains to the east of Bartlett Lake.
The twisted arms of a saguaro cactus look like a dance against a backdrop of clouds near Needle Rock and the Verde River.
I got stuck in a couple construction stops during my time south of Ouray on the Million Dollar Highway in southwestern Colorado. I never did make it up to Yankee Boy Basin like I wanted to due to road closures. This photograph was quickly taken on a construction stop where I was moving in between the stops. I had to take at least one decent shot down the valley and paused to squeeze off a couple frames. The elevated view and bend in the road provided my only opportunity to capture this visual rapture. The people waiting on the other side didn't seem to mind the extra delay, thankfully. It was hard to be in a hurry. Church was in session.