Went home for lunch and utilized one of the art reference photos I took on our Billy the Kid trip last week:
The mountain range is inspired from a ridgeline on the White Sands Missile Range, on the way from Alamogordo to Las Cruces. Great pleated ridgeline close to Pat Garrett's ranch (which is on the missile range and you can't go there unless you clear it with the Air Force).
That's Mickey Free skirting the dust storm (actually a monster dust devil). I'm not sure I can explain why there's so much wind around the lad. Perhaps it's because the guys who are writing his story are so windy. Ha.
"The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us."
—G. K. Chesterton