So I wrote a little bit about Rusty, a farmer, who's surprised to see it rain.
Here's what I (after about a dozen revisions) came up with:
Stepping down, gingerly, his boots send up a cloud of dust to mimic the grey draped on the horizon. He shades his eyes with his hand: "Hm."
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