Driving up the Animas Valley around sunset last evening I was greatly rewarded with a very unusual sight. As I made it to the base of the Needle Mountains, an epic cumulous cloud had developed just to the right of these majestic peaks. This was no ordinary storm cloud as it formed all by itself in the middle of January. It completely dominated the mountains with its massive size. It was a beautiful, eerie sight that made me extremely glad to be alive to witness and photograph such a gorgeous scene of nature at work in Colorado!