Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Jewels on the web



I do a lot of surfing while I'm at work and my train of thought led me to this magnificent picture of clouds over New Zealand. These amazing formations represent what might be a new type of cloud - which is, on one hand, very cool, and on the other - a little disconcerting. Why, I have to wonder, is there all of a sudden a new type of cloud? Do clouds evolve? Did someone invent it? Or are our weather patterns and climate changing so dramatically that clouds aren't following same old routines any more?
Either way, the picture is a gem.

10 comments:

Jen said...

Cool pic -- really stokes the imagination

L.K. Campbell said...

That's a beautiful picture. I love looking at cloud formations at sunset. The colors can be truly brilliant.

Kristen Painter said...

That is VERY cool.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Cool and yet freaky. It makes me want to get back into photography.

Jen said...

oh geez -- besides being the Crafting Queen you're a photog too???

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

I used to - back before digital cameras I had a kick a$$ Nikon and I spent a lot of money on film.

Jen said...

Spking of clouds -- have you seen this: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090611/ap_on_re_us/us_new_cloud

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

The link isn't complete, but I think i know the picture you mean. I saw it yesterday and it's the same type of cloud. Scary/fascinating.

Annalee said...

Wow! Wish I'd been around to see those clouds. Cool.

Annalee said...

PS... I think they're "lenticular clouds" meeting a second wind source, but I never saw anything so dramatic in real life. We get the UFO-shaped lenticulars here in Reno when the wind is right.