What Do You Call a Flat Rainbow?

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…

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.

Up Close and Personal

I never met a cloud I didn’t want to spend more time with. Fascinating creatures. Window seat FL to OR.

In Plane View

A six hour flight of non-stop sky delight! Alaska airlines Orlando to PDX.

Tropical Beauty

Palm trees and billowing cumulus create a stunning scene. An oil painting that won’t melt even in the 95° heat. Winter Springs FL.

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.

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.