I took Adrienne (and another friend) up to one of my favorite hiking spots in the Organ Mountains. Auchenbach Canyon is a hanging canyon valley, formed as a hidden bowl at the top of a large waterfall drop-off. We left before dawn, hoping to catch the early sunlight in the valley. Instead we got rare rain, which began at our farthest point from the car, of course. Other than being soaked and even a little cold in the wind, it was lovely to see the more intense colors of the wet vegetation and rocks. The end of the arroyo wash we hiked up had an interesting cliff of fractured plates of rock, in red crystalline structure.
So no painting, but here are some photos of the lost patrol. (and a few of those rocks from an earlier hike, in sun)
The wet rats after the soaking.