Amazing to see what Mother Nature can create in the sky all at one time. Here a spreading contrail rising up through altocumulus puffs is illuminated by the sun and shimmering like ice. Gone in minutes … but remembered.
The glow of the setting Sun adds even more beauty to ethereal Cirrus. A soft ending to any day.
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.
Amazing diversity in just the span of an hour! Wannabe Lenticularis, Iridescence and assorted Cirrus and Cumulus all on display and free viewing. Keep looking up!
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!
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.
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…
Nothing more magical than watching cloud patterns unfold … like these Castellanus plumes.
The sun lit up this tree just as I was passing by. A gorgeous coppery moment!
The sky can be so full of fun!
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.