Nothing more magical than watching cloud patterns unfold … like these Castellanus plumes.
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.
The sun lit up this tree just as I was passing by. A gorgeous coppery moment!
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.
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.
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.)
Ahhh … the day begins with beauty. View from deck looking out over Lake Washington.
There’s something about watching the sun break through the clouds that restores peace. Like being in a chapel.
The color and feel of this photo reminds me of the French landscapes by Corot.
Nothing like a walk on the beach to soothe the soul. Haystack Rock is still majestic after all these years.
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.
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.