While traveling by car to the village of Shaxi in the Yunnan of China, we encountered several heavy rains. The build-up of the clouds became quite apparent that rain would soon come. Portions of the mountains became partially obscured where downpours occurred.
Mists and low clouds formed, contrasting with the emerald-green rice paddies.
Sometimes patches of blue sky managed to peek between the clouds. Workers in the fields or doing construction on the roads (as in the photo above) continued on with their manual labor.
Even if the cloudy skies persisted, the views were still beautiful.
Anything beats the polluted, hazy skies I later saw in Beijing....