The sun rises early this time of year. A 4:30am alarm and I'm up and on the road before 5am so I can get up to the desert overlook on Sunrise Highway in the Laguna Mountains before the sun peeks over the mountains. Sunrise is 5:54 this morning and I make it by 5:40. It's a pretty photo but lacks the drama I wanted from the recent desert monsoons we've been having. Anza-Borrego has been getting rain for a few days and from my home I could see clouds stacked high and thick. But, it didn't last and this morning I unfortunately discovered that the skies were only lightly decorated with some wispy clouds but no drama.