Guadalupe Peak and El Capitan
I took this photo of the highest point in Texas, Guadalupe Peak, a few years ago in August after a period of quite a bit of rainfall. The desert was as lush as I've ever seen it. As you can see, a cloud is scuttling by below the mountains. If you follow the mountain to its far right side, that's the face of El Capitan. Early pioneers reported seeing it days before they reached it. By the way, Guadalupe Peak is 8,749 feet above sea level --- the highest point in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.