Applying his famous inkblot test, Dr. Rorschach would have his interpretation.
I must admit that I see the storm clouds gathering. Soon, as the wind accelerates to the call for action, more cumulus layers will arrive on cue, as water molecules join forces, preparing for an unusual desert snowstorm.
To impress, I might have said I see the radiant blue sky, its allegiance to the sun, melting the clouds, dissolving their moisture, in a loyal show of optimistic clarity.
And then there is the mountain. Terra firma.
This year is almost over.
What will the next bring?
The answer may be in the photograph.
If you look closely, the words Expect Good can be seen obliquely in the clouds.
The New Year will unfold as it always does, regardless of the weather, in a perfect pleat.
Photo by Cheri Block Sabraw 2008 Carefree, Arizona “Contrast in Shadow”