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Thursday, June 18, 2009

SKY WATCH FRIDAY: Clouds


Should you wish to see some truly breath taking scenes around the world, please join me at "Sky Watch". This is the third time I have ventured out into this beautiful land.



Last week we experienced several days of stormy weather. The following photos were of the unusual cloud formations that appeared after the storm. I had never seen clouds like these. They reminded me of rolls or marshmallows. These pictures were made while standing in my driveway. Perhaps some of you Sky Watchers have seen something similar, but still wanted to share these with you. Enjoy!









Look close at this photo, even the planes waited till the storm passed to fly.

26 comments:

James said...

I love storms and That is an amazing looking storm. I'm glad that you had your camera handy.

Pretty Life Online said...

ohhh!!! perfect shots for Skywatch!!! Hope you can visit my corner too ...... Happy weekend!

Sarah said...

Wow! I have never seen a sky like that!Amazing! Thank you.

Rob Ripma said...

Those are really interesting clouds. I have never seen any like those before. Cool shots!

jabblog said...

Extraordinary photographs - fascinating. I bet the rain that followed was stupendous . . .

Louise said...

These are great captures of a REALLY interesting sky. Love it.

J Bar said...

Interesting effect.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pam said...

Hi LV, I love the way those gathering clouds look just like cotton balls. You take wonderful photos.
Thank you for visiting my blog :D

prkl said...

OMG! Whoah! And dozen of other whutnuts. Those are truly unique. Now I've seen it all. Thank you so much for sharing! Happy SWF!

Keetha Broyles said...

I have only seen clouds like this once, a little over a year ago. They were truly strange, and we all felt really "weird" while we were watching them!!!

LV said...

To "pkrl", thank you so much for your kind words and visiting my post. I went to yours, but did not know your language. I truly enjoyed the pictures so much.

the wild raspberry said...

those clouds are amazing!!! i've seen a sky like this once....it is mesmerizing.
chasity

farmlady said...

This is very interesting. I have never seen clouds like this. What do you suppose makes this happen?

chrome3d said...

Very nice mammatus-clouds. It´s not very often you see these. They usually appear on the edge of larger cloud mass during storms. Thanks for sharing. Great stuff.

Eric said...

These are really special clouds, well done, love to take pictures from dramatic skies, these are perfect!!

Have a nice SWF

Greetings from NL

LV said...

Eric, if you happen to visit again, I tried to comment on your post, but sorry to say, I did not understand. Thanks anyway for visiting me. Your photos were truly breathtaking.

Carrie said...

Those are fascinating views of the post-storm sky!

Coloradolady said...

love the cloud photos...really neat looking, and so unusual.

Bee Jay said...

You're right - they do look like marshmallows!
Great shots.
Blessings!

Lydia said...

I just happened by via Postcardy and am so glad that I didn't miss these gorgeous and amazing cloud photos. You are a remarkable photographer! I do hope you sent these to your local TV weather reporter. Our reporters in Portland, OR, would definitely show those on the news with a description of what kind of cloud they are and happily crediting the photographer.
These are stunning.

Karen said...

They're called mammulus clouds. I haven't seen any since I left New Zealand.

Really nice captures !!

Smilingsal said...

What interesting formations.

Kim said...

We had wierd clouds sort of like that here in southern California a couple of weeks ago. I had never seen clouds like that here.

Patsy said...

Good pictures but the storms did look scary---

Paige said...

Those clouds looks like cotton balls! How cool!

Kim said...

Spooky yet intriguing!