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.

From the Beginning

It’s easy to see why the immenseness of the sky has been an inspiration for artists and poets, inventors and explorers since the first human looked up. (Evening sky in Seattle.)

Good Morning, Seattle!

Ahhh … the day begins with beauty. View from deck looking out over Lake Washington.

Puget Sounds of Silence

There’s something about watching the sun break through the clouds that restores peace. Like being in a chapel.

Oil Painting

The color and feel of this photo reminds me of the French landscapes by Corot.

Coastal Beauty

Nothing like a walk on the beach to soothe the soul. Haystack Rock is still majestic after all these years.

Storm Warning

I adore the drama of storm clouds. So fierce and powerful! This sky was captured in Mt. Vernon, WA just as I was headed into town.

Sunset Surprise

This gorgeous vista greeted me in a Portland parking lot! A most appreciated gift. Crepuscular rays against Altocumulus … a divine quality that truly lifts the spirits.