Monday, August 18, 2008

Cloud Tales

Cloud Tail The above picture of a curious cloud formation was seen hanging over our west pasture before sunset one evening.We had a night filled with some severe weather in central Iowa, on the evening of August 14th. Here at home we just had lots of clouds, some swift breezes,and eventually some rain. Hubby's Experimental Aircraft Association's monthly meeting was interrupted by a sighted tornado over the city of Marshalltown. It stayed parallel to the clouds,but was visibly rotating. This summer has brought some really pretty evening clouds...or maybe I have seen more of them,because of my increased encouragement to be outside. The clouds in the picture below changed constantly. As did the way the shadows developed as the sun passed from top to bottom as it finally dropped below the horizon. Created a sense of peace and beauty as it slipped silently out of view... ;) July 15,2008

9 comments:

SimplyOutdoors said...

Great Pictures....glad to hear you're getting outside more...that is always a good thing.

CDGardens said...

simplyoutdoors - Have really seen some neat natural wonders wandering around outside...Fun stuff! ;)

Tom Sorenson said...

That second picture there just made me audibly say, "Wow!" Now I have to go make sure no one else is around and thinks I'm weird for talkignt o myself!

CDGardens said...

tom sorenson - Ah gee, if anybody heard you just show them the picture too. Start a chain reaction! ;)

Windyridge said...

Those are some amazing sky shots!

The Hunter's Wife said...

Beautiful pictures. Summer storms have been bad around here this year.

CDGardens said...

The clouds have been one of my favorite subjects of picture this year. Not always posted, but kept for future reference of one kind,or another.

Yes, I think the country has seen some severe weather everywhere this summer. Do you think it will have influences on the winter?

Kristine said...

Pretty pictures. I'm glad the storms missed you guys.

CDGardens said...

Kristine - Thanks! The top picture is the bottom part of the long tail I saw. The bottom one is one of a series I tried to capture.

It was fun to watch them change.

I appreciate your thoughts - So many chances of seeing adverse conditions this season. ;)