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oh Daniel... and all you other weather watchers

Magpie
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Jul 26 2013, 8:59pm

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oh Daniel... and all you other weather watchers Can't Post

I've seen mammatus clouds but never this color:

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DanielLB
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Jul 26 2013, 9:30pm

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Simply beautiful! [In reply to] Can't Post

What chance to have the Mammatus form and sunset simultaneously. They can look very storm-like when the sun is obscured.

I'm yet to see Mammatus in real life. I was close to seeing Kelvin-Helmholtz waves the other day, but wind shear wasn't strong enough. It just turned in to a wavey cloud in the end.

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Magpie
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Jul 26 2013, 9:33pm

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oh... those wave clouds are beautiful [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't think I've seen those. At least not the strongly formed ones. It's possible I've seen some of the less strongly formed ones.


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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jul 27 2013, 2:58am

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The waves always start collapsing before I can get a photo. [In reply to] Can't Post


So, I don't have any good pics of those. How about some other clouds instead?

First, the Stripeys:






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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jul 27 2013, 3:15am

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Moving on... [In reply to] Can't Post

to the strange, the dramatic, and the mistical:








Okay, I'll for stop now. =)

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silneldor
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Jul 27 2013, 3:54am

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I will add one [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a Niagra Falls sized falls, actually bigger,

but with clouds. The air is pouring over the palisade like ridge here from the NW and is condensing as it approaches the water. It was in December one year.

Your shots are awesome....Always areSmile

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
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DanielLB
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Jul 27 2013, 9:15am

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I love that one! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have the same problem as Eowyn - I'm too slow at getting out my camera. Or, I'm driving and can't pull over to take a picture. I was driving one day and was at higher elevation than around me. Down in a valley, there was a rainbow. But instead of seeing a rainbow at 180deg and less like you usually do at ground level, I could see it more than 180deg. I didn't have my camera on my to get a picture.

For someone that likes clouds, I have a rather poor selection.

We did see a very nice sunset while in Wales the other week.

The next two are from Finland. This one shows some fun contrails - there were a couple of planes practicing something in the sky. And this one is the midnight sun, taken exactly at midnight.

I love mist and fog as well. These two pictures (here and here) have a Barrow-downs feel to them - very spooky.

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silneldor
Half-elven


Jul 27 2013, 12:27pm

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Man, the last two give me the willies [In reply to] Can't Post

Shocked Barrow Downs indeed!
The midnight sun shot is really fine but it gives me a strange feeling that it is mid-night. Were you yawning then?
All very nice. The neat thing is there are no two sunrises or sunsets ever alike.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien














silneldor
Half-elven


Jul 27 2013, 12:54pm

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Actually those are the signs of all those heavenly virgins [In reply to] Can't Post

waiting for the martyr bombers to do their...duty.

Those undulatus asperatus clouds are really amazing Magpie. They just do not seem real, as if photo-faking is going on. Sort of like northern lights in cloud form.

Thanks for this.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien














elaen32
Gondor


Jul 27 2013, 5:28pm

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Another cloud picture [In reply to] Can't Post


This one always reminds me of why the Maori name for NZ is Aoteoroa- Land of the Long White Cloud
Taken on the Dart River near Glenorchy. The cloud, in fact, stretched in this linear fashion, much further each way.


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elaen32
Gondor


Jul 27 2013, 5:40pm

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And another sunset picture! [In reply to] Can't Post


And I rather like this sunset- this is what it was like- there has been no photoshopping, no special camera tricks etc. This was taken from the place I was staying in Coromandel NZ- they had this view most evenings in the summer


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elaen32
Gondor


Jul 27 2013, 5:41pm

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Those Barrow Downs type ones are so atmospheric (and creepy!) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Jul 27 2013, 7:25pm

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We had clouds that color a month ago, but not mammatus [In reply to] Can't Post

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It was during a storm. A few minutes earlier the sky was a very ominous-looking lemon yellow:

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I had never seen a sky that color before. There were the usual forest fires burning in the mountains, so some of the color may have been due to smoke.


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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Jul 27 2013, 7:32pm

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Here's my over-the-rainbow photo. [In reply to] Can't Post

Unfortunately it's not more than about 120 degrees. But it was pretty magical. It was about noon, so the sun was pretty high. It was actually snowing where I was. I looked down in the valley far below and saw a rainbow below my feet.

Over the Rainbow


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Magpie
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Jul 27 2013, 8:14pm

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I don't know if you've caught news of any of the red dust storms that have hit Australia [In reply to] Can't Post

they've been pretty impressive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQdZFllbNX4


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Magpie
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Jul 27 2013, 8:15pm

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Thanks for everyone sharing their photos [In reply to] Can't Post

It's kind of nice there are other weather/sky geeks out there. Weather and sky watching has always been kind of a thing with us. :-)


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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Jul 27 2013, 8:25pm

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Wow, that's spooky. [In reply to] Can't Post

I had no idea dust storms would be that red.


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Lily Fairbairn
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Jul 27 2013, 9:02pm

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Great photos! [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw some beautiful lenticular clouds in Scotland back in 2010, right at sunset. Why I didn't pick up the camera and snap a photo I don't know. I guess was just enjoying sitting in the window watching them too much. They really did look like flying saucers!




silneldor
Half-elven


Jul 27 2013, 11:06pm

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Ok, one more. [In reply to] Can't Post

My son and i were camping up on the ridge by our Amon Hen lookout when he was about 7 and we got up at 1st light and went out there to see what kind of shots we could get. It all turned out quite fine but this 1st one is rather striking in think. .

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
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DanielLB
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Jul 28 2013, 9:40am

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One of the most majestic clouds ever [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not sure using that adjective to describe a cloud is usual, but they really are. If they're stationary lenticular clouds, the way they develop is beautiful. And sometimes you even get lenticular clouds on top of lenticular clouds. They develop over high mountains, so they get them a lot in Scotland. Unsurprisingly, the best I have seen are on South Georgia.

Has anyone ever spotted a fallstreak hole?

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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Jul 28 2013, 2:31pm

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"Majestic" sounds good to me [In reply to] Can't Post

I wasn't aware that lenticular clouds occurred frequently in Scotland---all the years we've traveled there, I've only seen them the once. But when I did, they were spectacular. Your photo from South Georgia belongs in a travel guide, with the sea lion and all.

I may have seen a fallstreak hole---I'm blanking right now. I can see where people would Photoshop a picture of one, though, since they're striking.




Brethil
Half-elven


Jul 28 2013, 3:20pm

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Those Fallstreak Holes are amazing Daniel [In reply to] Can't Post

They look quite unworldly. I bet they have spawned legends!

I thought of you when I saw the Arctic news, with the "ice lakes" and the warming cyclone that was coming through.

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jul 28 2013, 5:20pm

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I bet we could totally spam this thread. =) [In reply to] Can't Post

After taking a look through just what's on this drive, I know I could.

You've got the first light covered, strikingly. I'll take the late shift.


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silneldor
Half-elven


Aug 1 2013, 11:32am

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Psst Magpie [In reply to] Can't Post

We saw a Scarlet Tanager in my big blueberry bush this morning! It was bright orange.... We were out early looking at activity on the water and caught this fine happening. It was pretty close to us. I do not ever remember seeing this bird before in the real. We do not have a lot birds here by the water that can be observed due to shyness.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
J.R.R. Tolkien














Magpie
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Aug 1 2013, 1:45pm

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that must have been thrilling [In reply to] Can't Post

quite colorful. I've never seen one. I like that red.

The key to bird shyness, I think, is being patient and still. Someone was interviewed whose job it is to count birds and he brings a book, picks his spot and reads for a half hour. After that much time of being still, the birds start to resume their regular habits.

We adopted some wildlife this last week.

Someone in the neighborhood was selling produce from their front yard garden and I wanted some chard which isn't sold in the stores here (in any good quality). He also had some dill for a good price so I picked up some of that, too, figuring I'd do a Greek chicken dinner.

But he'd picked the dill and chard the day before and they were getting a little wilty so I stuck them in a tall container of water. They perked up. We at the chard and some of the dill and the rest of the dill remained in the 'vase'.

The next day, I saw two small balls of black and looked closer and realized it was a tiny caterpillar with a white band (making each end look like a separate ball). I was pretty sure I knew what it was and I confirmed it was Black Swallowtail which likes dill. (the first instar of the caterpillar is black and white) The dill is holding out pretty well in the vase but I think we'll go to the market this weekend and see if we can get some more fresh dill for a good price. We don't have pets and only spend money on the birds so keeping this caterpillar alive for three weeks seems like it shouldn't break the bank. :-)


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