They’re really not clouds but contrails and are such fun to see! If you look close you’ll spot the airplane flying below … another contrail in the making. It’ll be up to the wind and temp to determine what shape it takes.
Iced branches against a Cirrus sky. Cirrus clouds are formed entirely of ice crystals. Another breathtaking example of how earth and sky combine so beautifully!
Given the stratus skies overhead and the darkening storm of protest in DC, I find solace in this favorite pic taken a few winters ago. From my Amtrak seat on a return to PDX from Seattle, the Puget Sound vistas afforded brilliant sky views. A promise of tomorrow and a reminder that despite the starkness…
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.
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…
I never met a cloud I didn’t want to spend more time with. Fascinating creatures. Window seat FL to OR.
A six hour flight of non-stop sky delight! Alaska airlines Orlando to PDX.
Palm trees and billowing cumulus create a stunning scene. An oil painting that won’t melt even in the 95° heat. Winter Springs FL.
36k feet and heading towards dawn!
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.)
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.