Marshmallow Man

This Cumulus Congestus dwarfs the apartment building next to mine. It was amazing to watch it roll in and it reminded me of the scene in Ghostbusters where the giant Stay Puft marshmallow man comes lumbering down the street.

A Rare Feathery Treat

This Circumhorizon arc floating in Uncinus and Cirrus greeted me on my balcony. In a flash it was gone. But what a treat to see! This will be on my favorite capture list for a long time.

What Do You Call a Flat Rainbow?

There’s no punchline. There actually IS such a thing as a flat rainbow and it’s name is Circumhorizon Arc. It’s a summer optical effect and only appears in certain parts of the world. Like a rainbow, the colors are formed by ice crystals reflecting the light like prisms. But this rainbow bar (not really an…

Synergy

I love the magic that happens when the elements of air, earth and water reflect each other’s beauty. Simplistic joy at its finest.

Diamond Moon

Capturing this full moon rising through Noctilucent clouds created a giant diamond ring!

Sky Drama

Nothing more magical than watching cloud patterns unfold … like these Castellanus plumes.

Fleeting Pileus

All clouds by nature are fleeting and the Pileus most of all. Spotting this smooth puff was a rare, wondrous moment. Similar in shape to Lenticularis and cap clouds, Pileus briefly appear atop billowy Cumulus. Another cloud captured in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Sky Show Act One

No matter the shade or season, clouds take my breath away. Yesterday provided an exceptionally diverse show from my balcony. Shown here, powerful Cumulonimbus before the afternoon rain. SW Portland.

Sky Show Act Two

One hour later, a shape shifting blended wonder. Same balcony. Same awe. I especially enjoyed this combo of clouds. Altocumulus, Cumulonimbus – puffs and waves, ripples and wisps.

Up Close and Personal

I never met a cloud I didn’t want to spend more time with. Fascinating creatures. Window seat FL to OR.