Description A couple years ago, my daughter and I visited the McDonald Observatory in west Texas. Wow! What a gorgeous place. You think of west Texas as more of a desert like environment, with hardly any greenery at all. Boy was I wrong. It's just the opposite here. Beautiful mountains with lush green grass everywhere. Teaming with wildlife. At the tour, this image was taken just before going into the large telescope dome. I was looking west over the valley below. It was hazy, but the clouds look great as the block the sun and their shadows snake down through the haze. I can't wait to go back!