I took a second look when this bronze lion caught my transitory attention. I was driving somewhere with my mind totally on something else. My first thought was, "who puts an African lion in a New Mexico mountain forest?" But I had to stop and take a picture. Love the forest around it. There is a starkness in black and white I also liked.
And the towering layers of clouds above one of the tallest mountains in the neighborhood. The base of Angel Fire Ski area is 8,600 ft (2,621 m). And the peak is 10,677 (2,354 m). Since this photo shows just above the base and to the peak take the 2000 foot difference and figure out how tall that building thunderhead is.