We decided to go a little earlier than usual for an evening walk. The skies around were leaden and promising. Over the Santa Rosa Mountains, you could see what some would call ‘filthy weather’. It is filthy if you go out walking in it and then come in the house without stripping down to dry layers on the porch. We hoped this storm would bring a much needed water injection for the Salton Sea. This was the most stunning of the two dozen photos I took out there. We got back with only a couple spits on us, and a block before home the wind whipped up a little. Now there is a smattering of raindrops on the roof. We don’t need to venture out again today so this is the sound of the silver lining…. and a batch of new clouds to paint.