Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Some Clouds On A Day Without FOG

This looks like a Virga with cloud shadows

I thought this was an iridescent pileus, but I'm not so sure.

More cloud shadow and virga

Loved this virga formation

Okay, so the fog was coming back in! I liked the cloud reflection in the car window.

13 comments:

  1. Appreciate the fog; we are burning away...

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  2. Those clouds are like music in the sky. So beautiful.

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  3. There must be some atmospheric quality about living beside an ocean that gives you better clouds than us flatlanders have. I NEVER see iridescent clouds.

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  4. That next to last photo I found stunning. Not sure if I saw sinister eyes or comical.

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  5. Nice shots. It seems like we can never get a good, unobstructed view of the sky to get good shots like these.

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  6. even the fog is beautiful. Are there different kinds, with different appearance?

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  7. Gorgeous as always. This seems like a gloomier than normal summer in our area -- we usually get evening fog, but lot of days this year when the overcast doesn't really burn off, or at least not for long.

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  8. isabelita-- I am blown away by the summer you're having there. Hope things cloud up and cool down for you.

    pablo-- I wish I could take a long walk with you on a cloudy-ish day, and I could show you where to look for iridescence. You've got to look close to the sun, but protect your eyes by blocking the direct light. It doesn't always show up, but when it does it's always there.

    Arkansas Patti-- I loved the cloud formation in that photo too. It looks like so many things!

    Mark-- I like a big wide-open sky. I have some friends who post photos of the skies in the deserts of Arizona. It blows my mind how much they see there.

    Steve-- Good question about the fog. I think there may be different kinds, some thicker than others, and some wispier and light.

    kathy a-- I've been reading about the gloomy California coast. Quite an unusual summer we're having, including that crazy summer snow in the Sierra. In the meantime, the pacific northwest is on fire. So weird.

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  9. I live in an area with big sky and spend a lot of time admiring clouds. Where do you find your information about how to identify different cloud types? So interesting.

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  10. def59485-- There are two sites I check in with most often. They are The Cloud Appreciation Society and Atmospheric Optics. It's been an entire education reading those sites and expanding my knowledge about the sky.

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  11. Lot's of nice clouds and virga, Robin Andrea. We've just got sullen, leaden overcast for days. That's the East Coast in summer for you!

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  12. Hey! Is that your Prius on which the clouds were reflected? Kali and I have a white one, too!

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  13. Scott- I wish I could remember the skies of New Jersey, where I grew up. There must have been virga and iridescence. It's all about looking up, all the time! And yes, that's our white Prius with the clouds. Love knowing that you and Kali have one too. So cool!

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