From our desert home, I always check the mountains before leaving. Sometimes there are "spillover" clouds. That means the clouds have moved up to our local mountains and are spilling over to the desert side, from the ocean side. It can be perfectly clear here in the desert, but, on my way to see the horses, at the ranch in the mountains, I often run right into these clouds in the form of fog, as in these photos. I enjoy the fog as we don't get it in the desert and I always enjoy the changing weather on the mountain. SkyWatch Friday December 18, 2009. Last day of school and then two weeks off! Believe me, the kids are READY for vacation!!!