When microclimates collide

What you see here is the full moon rising just enough to keep a high pressure system from encroaching on a remote mountain-top, with the possible intention of pulverizing the little mountain towns in the valley down below.  The full moon acts as a ball bearing, lessening the friction between the two opposing forces, in much the same way that tectonic plates operate in land mass dispersions. Stars don't understand the process, and consequently feel under appreciated. The wind blows all night, creating a chimney of sound that sounds like a prarie of frail elk being protected by a small man with bad teeth who lives in an ill-fated master-planned community that's gone belly-up, drives a big white pick-up truck and likes to tell lies.

 Moon over Carter Mountain, Cody, Wyoming, 7 p.m. April 10, 2017. 

Moon over Carter Mountain, Cody, Wyoming, 7 p.m. April 10, 2017.