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!
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 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.
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 sky can be so full of fun!
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.
I never met a cloud I didn’t want to spend more time with. Fascinating creatures. Window seat FL to OR.