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.
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.
I love the magic that happens when the elements of air, earth and water reflect each other’s beauty. Simplistic joy at its finest.
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!
A shape shifting blended wonder. I especially enjoyed this combo of clouds. Altocumulus, Cumulonimbus – puffs and waves, ripples and wisps.
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.