Puddle in the Pasture

A view of the Pacific Northwest from the back yard.



Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sky Watch


Today's selection was captured early last week before we got our wild Easter weather.


These clouds are cirrus uncinus or mares' tails. They occur often, though we get so much lower cloud cover that we rarely see them. They are of very little significance, they are formed when there is moisture at higher levels that is colder than freezing.
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9 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

nice shot for skywatch... mine's up too hope you can drop by...

Mildred said...

Very pretty pictures. I remember as a kid looking up at the clouds and watching them float by or trying to make animal shapes from them!

Merisi said...

Beautiful clouds -
I like the one forlorn looking tree best, gives the sky dimension.

Susie said...

Oh those are beautiful blue skies. Love them.

A. Joy said...

Hey Neat! Thanks for the science lesson! I like these clouds because they don't block the sun! We look forward to more of Bet's Weather Channel!

Erin said...

lovely tails...and beautiful sky to boot. thanks for sharing.

that turkey looked pretty good in the other post :)

Daisy said...

Very pretty! They look kind of like feathers.

Arija said...

I love your mares' tails, ours are more like a feather and I like to call them Angel wings.

Ilan said...

Excellent photos. Really nicely done
Thank you for sharing, great photoblog :)