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    • #566591
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      On St David’s Day Croeso/Welcome to the clouds spotted above Wales, UK. From Dragon’s Breath in the valleys to Lenticularis over Llangollen, all are welcome 😊

      • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Pamela Stevens avatarPamela.
    • #566598
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Fabulous to see a Welsh thread, Happy St David’s Day!  These were on 9th Feb, Dragon’s Breath with fluctus curling up like tongues, and some stunning cumulus catching the morning sun. Between Abergavenny and Monmouth.

    • #566599
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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    • #566600
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      Lovely captures there Angela 🙂

    • #566610
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      A sunset shot above Buckley Higher Common taken a while ago when a visiting circus came to town.

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    • #566614
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      I can’t find a “like” button anywhere! But like it I do… gorgeous colours and that that bit of lenticularis floating across the Big Top.. 😊

    • #566633
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      So excited to see this.. my first ever horseshoe vortex!!20230301_163914 Just a few minutes ago.

    • #567355
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      So good to see some sky again today, after all the grey and fog of the last few days. Stopped on the way home from Abergavenny to snap this wild dramatic edge of cloud catching the evening sun, and some lovely cirrus flying free beyond.  20230310_18003120230310_175237

    • #567549
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      Beautiful 😊

    • #568669
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      <p style=”text-align: left;”>Some clouds at last! In Abergavenny this afternoon, lovely cirrus and cumulus mixed sky. And this evening at home..  a few leaping sky animals! 20230327_14223320230327_14222120230327_183951</p>

    • #568712
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      Once the dense cloud cover lifts, there’s always such a variety of clouds to enjoy in your part of Wales Angela. The streaky fibratus woosh across, love them :)

    • #568713
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      A cirrocumulus feather tickling the sky above Hawarden, Flintshire spotted yesterday 27th March 2023

      Cirrocumulus March 27

    • #568737
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      <p style=”text-align: left;”>What a gorgeous depth of blue you had to contrast the lovely feather and cumulus! 😊</p>

    • #568738
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Back to grey today, apart from this unusually low-slung rainbow. It hung around for ages… 40 mins between the 1st and 2nd pic ( assuming they upload the right way round!) 20230328_13300920230328_14100820230328_141113

      • #568854
        Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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        Thanks for your comment Angela 🙂

        • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Pamela Stevens avatarPamela.
    • #568790
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
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      I love this Welsh corner on the Forum. Please keep it alive. So sad that the groups don’t exist anymore. Advantage s that anyone can comment not restricted to membership of a group.
      Great lowbows btw!

      • #568795
        Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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        <p style=”text-align: left;”>Thanks so much Hans, a most welcome visitor to our Welsh corner of the Big Sky! Agree it’s really sad about the groups but so happy when Pamela found this place to carry on sharing. And thanks for the lowdown on lowbows.. I wondered if it had a proper name and that fits the bill alright!</p>

    • #568856
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      Delighted to know you’ve checked out our patch Hans 🙂Thanks for your interest and supportive comment and like Angela says lowbows is a great term 🙂 slinking across the valleys like wolves/ lobos…

      • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Pamela Stevens avatarPamela.
    • #569693
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      I have tried to upload some pics from yesterday but it’s failed 3 times, despite seeming to have uploaded ok! So am going to try again individually.. 🤞 this will work…

    • #569694
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Yesterday in Monmouthshire, huge skies full of cumulus with some very heavy showers. Check out this downpour coming from what looks like burst mammatus..? (Taken from a moving car, so a bit of windscreen reflection too.) 20230406_132931

    • #569695
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Lovely big sky full of cumulus and some lenticularis too20230406_13473020230406_135220

    • #569696
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      An anvil forming here, with a strange little dark caterpillar cloud in front.

      And a pileus perhaps, or maybe just a lenticular cloud playing hide-and-seek with a cumulus 🌥20230406_18583320230406_201950

    • #569713
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Apparently it’s a good day for those folk who like throwing themselves off hillsides. Zoom in to spot them.. above the Blorenge which overlooks Abergavenny. (Bear in mind for when you need something to rhyme with orange 😆).20230407_132009 Happy Easter Friday 🌥

    • #570004
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Super excited to see these amazing mammatus after a hailstorm this evening! Over Abergavenny. 20230410_192145

    • #570227
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      That little caterpillar is eye catching but the mammatus takes the biscuit if not the whole packet. An excellent array of clouds over Monmouthshire this Easter, well spotted Angela. Flintshire skies have been dominated by galloping cumulus mostly, must do better…..

    • #570835
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      😆 thanks for your brilliant comment above, Pam!

      Nothing show-stopping here, just a round-up of a few pics from last week. These were on the 13th. All taken here at home near Abergavenny. 20230413_19043020230413_19044020230413_193019

    • #570839
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      These were on the 14th April, an unexpectedly lovely sunset after a showery day. (Uploaded out of order.. the rainbow was earlier of course). 20230414_20070820230414_20042820230414_192312

    • #570840
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      On the 15th.. this lovely pattern caught my eye while gardening. 20230415_180319

    • #570841
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      A misty start to the morning. Hope some good clouds come your way this weekend! 😊 20230422_090949

    • #570913
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      1. The sunset and the shot of the cloudy fingerprint are poetic. The last misty shot is so evocative of that gentle stillness you suddenly experience in the countryside is beautiful. The horses make it. I’d happily hang that on my living room wall.
      • #570915
        Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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        Ah thanks Pam, for such a lovely comment. It was a beautiful sight as I looked out yesterday.. had to open my bedroom window very quietly not to startle the horses, they looked so tranquil and perfectly posed.. as you say, one of those special moments.

    • #571792
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      The Dragon’s Breath gathering yesterday morning, taken just before 5am.20230429_065539 20230429_045632 The second pic was at 7am. Pity I missed 6am.. bet it was pretty! (They’ve uploaded in reverse order!) 🙃

    • #572185
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      It was a warm sunny morning in Monmouth today, with a bit of cirrostratus and cirrus about, so it was huge surprise to come out of the supermarket and see these… mammatus.. surely..?! Heavy rain later of course. 20230504_13020120230504_130150

    • #573040
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Asperitas this afternoon! These were taken over the space of about half an hour. I’ll try to upload in 2 posts, tried earlier but they failed at the ‘submit’ stage.. so 🤞this time..20230514_17023420230514_17002520230514_17052320230514_170723

    • #573041
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      And the rest!

      Spot the ghostly fish swimming under those choppy waves on the 3rd photo (which was actually the last one taken) 😊20230514_17263420230514_17223920230514_17315820230514_172713

    • #573266
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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        <li style=”text-align: left;”>I see the little fish! Some great shots here Angela. Asperitas, mammatus and those lovely Dragon’s Breath ones. Am hoping to post some coastal cloud shots over the next week, fingers crossed.
      • #573402
        Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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        Thanks Pam, we’ve been rather lucky for clouds down here in the South lately 😊

        Hope you get some good cloudscapes on your coastal break.. looking forward to seeing some photos!

    • #573718
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      A cumulus sporting its natty pileus sun hat on this lovely warm day in Abergavenny 🌤20230522_111748

    • #573849
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Such a pretty sky just now. High cirrus in a beautiful shell-like swirl & altocumulus catching the setting sunlight. Magical. 20230523_210106

      • #574098
        Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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        😊 the cloud has got its hat on…and the pearls of sunset shine. All I have to share is a flagpole mistaken for a contrail….

        • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by Pamela Stevens avatarPamela.
      • #574109
        Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
        Participant

        Aww no..! Well here’s wishing you skies full of gorgeousness over the Bank Holiday weekend, Pam! 😊🌤

    • #575373
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      This was yesterday evening and taken over the space of just 18 minutes. I noticed some building cumulus with ribbons of pileus on top. They bloomed so fast but were soon obscured by a lower dark layer which became a bit asperitas-y, lovely! But none of the much-needed rain!

      Will upload in 2 batches and 🤞they upload in the right order! 20230611_19542820230611_19561020230611_19573320230611_200010

    • #575374
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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    • #575399
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      This afternoon I stopped on the way to Abergavenny to take a quick pic of this lovely curtain of rainfall.  A bit later, on coming out of the supermarket, great cumulus towered above the town. Both photos feature The Blorenge, proudly known locally as “the mountain”. And speaking of which I absolutely cannot resist also uploading this meme..! 😆20230612_15443320230612_162857Screenshot_20230517-094238_Facebook

    • #575537
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      I’m guessing this busy streaky sky is mostly down to contrails in varying degrees of wear..  a nice contrail shadow in the middle too. And these nice cirrus overhead.. not quite sure what the flying creature is… ice Dragon, perhaps! 20230614_20561020230614_205551 20230614_210036

    • #575566
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      Terrific cloud shots, so much going on above and near Abergavenny. Changing moods, shapes, colours. I love your description of clouds blooming, like roses. Wish I could upload local skies via my phone but the site just won’t let me. It used to, when we were in the lockdown Wales group, but no longer. Can only upload via my laptop so the spontaneous phone capture/share to CAS has vanished, like Dragon’s Breath🤔

      • #575719
        Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
        Participant

        Thanks for your comment, Pam. But what a nuisance you can’t upload images direct from your phone, frustrating – I wonder why. This thread function of the CAS site does behave very differently to our good old Wales group but I can upload from my (Samsung) phone  – the process is often a bit clunky (images often failing to upload & need to try a few times) but I get there in the end! I wonder if your local phone shop geeks may be able to help resolve the problem.  Or if you have email on your phone you could email the images to yourself, so that they get sent to your laptop.. at least that would be quicker/easier than doing a whole photo download each time! Would be great if you can find a workaround as I miss seeing your skies!

    • #575999
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Yesterday early evening.. lenticularis and a tiny red dot which was a Virgin hot air balloon. And later, a lovely patch of undulatus at sunset time.. (uploaded out of order!).  20230619_21165820230619_211559 20230619_194508

    • #576000
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      I’ve had this phone for several years and only recently discovered the wide angle function! Used it today to capture this glorious giant looming over Abergavenny. Great, I thought, more lovely rain on the way. But looks can be deceiving.. not a drop! 20230620_124817

    • #576001
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      Wow that wide angle shot is so dramatic! The evening shots are beautiful too. Will try what you suggest Angela. Thanks 🙂

      • #576123
        Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
        Participant

        Thanks Pam 😊 And hope you find a solution to get your photos online with relative ease again! 🌤

    • #578033
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      <p style=”text-align: left;”>Just tried uploading some pics from yesterday which have once again disappeared into thin air at 20230717_074952 the “submit” stage. So will try uploading one by one, in case attempting 5 at once causes the thing to crash.</p>
      Yesterday morning, a lovely altocumulus/lenticular mix. With visibly playful shearing winds. Taken over the space of 5 minutes.

    • #578034
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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    • #578035
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      A cat-snail cloud! 20230717_075304

    • #578036
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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    • #578037
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Cat-snail dissolving back to a blob, with pretty shirred edges. And a more conventiomal lenticular cloud forming down to the right.

       

      At least these have uploaded this time, but a bit clunky having to do them sepatately 😊 20230717_075515

    • #580057
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Late uploading this.. it was on 21st July, in the evening – a nice little bit of fluctus. Took 4 pics but this first one is the best – it had gone in about a minute. 20230721_210630

    • #580127
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      I happened to look out at 5.47 this morning and this lovely sight woke me right up! A thick blanket of Dragon’s Breath, with some lenticularis above.. and across the way.. a Sun pillar!

      Looks like only one pic has uploaded so will try below for the other two 🤞

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    • #580129
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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    • #580130
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Strictly one at a time then, we get there in the end! Does all look rather Autumnal though.. already.. 20230809_054807

    • #580512
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Cheekily pulled in at a bus stop for a quick pic of this lowbow, on the way to Abergavenny yesterday. 20230812_102108

    • #581607
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      A few minutes before sunrise on the 24th, night rolling back to reveal the Dragon’s breath lining the valley.  20230824_060251

    • #581608
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      I wonder what this odd couple  found so amusing! A couple of days ago.  20230826_105329

    • #581609
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Another Dragon’s Breath morning. It really is beginning to feel a lot like Autumn…  20230828_071523

    • #583947
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      I’ve taken heaps of cloud photos on holiday recently & for Cloud Appreciation Day. But uploading multiple images on here is too laborious.. so here’s just one from yesterday. I was happily a passenger at the time so was able to catch this lovely bit of evening mixed sky with crepuscular rays for that bit of extra drama.  20230920_182928

    • #584318
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
      Participant

      Lovely recent photos 😊 I hope you enjoyed your holiday Angela.

      • #584425
        Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
        Participant

        Thank you Pam 😊 yes, we had a lovely time.  A pity our planned meeting didn’t work out… another time we hope! 🤞😊

    • #584426
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Was happily surprised by these asperitas yesterday afternoon. May have been something to do with Storm Agnes.. it got quite blowy later on but not much rain. Taken above my local garage, where I was having my tyres pumped up. The mechanic looked at me like I was a poor old dear who’d lost her marbles when I told him these clouds were a rare sight! 20230927_14002420230927_13534220230927_14024520230927_140036

    • #588473
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Amazing to see these fantastic mamma clouds earlier today, while driving home from Usk. Pulling over to admire them at leisure was an absolute must! Most of the pics are taken wide angle as the “pouches” were so big & covered a wide area of sky. Fabulous sight to see! 🤩 20231109_125256Will upload pics singly, hopefully they will upload that way as  already failed twice.. 🤞

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      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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    • #588487
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      And more  mamna again this evening.. just catching the last bit of sunlight! 20231109_161436

    • #588490
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      <p style=”text-align: left;”>And a final frilly edge before fading into the evening blue.. 20231109_161858</p>

    • #589435
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      Yaaay! C’est formidable 😊

    • #595243
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      • #595276
        Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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        Absolutely fabulous photo, Pam! And how lucky that light patch behind was there to show off those exquisite curls so perfectly.

      • #595292
        Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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        <p style=”text-align: left;”>Thank you Angela😊 I feel very lucky, right place right time! X</p>

    • #595244
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      <p style=”text-align: left;”>At last! Fluctus sawing across the wildly, windy sky over Buckley, Flintshire. A rare and fleeting  formation I was lucky to see. Photo taken at about 2.30pm Tues 16th January 2024.</p>

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    • #598691
      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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      Happy St David’s Day 😊 A year since launching this thread and greetings to any who call in! Today in north Wales it’s wet, gloomy and grey with a forecast for snow on the mountains later. The cloud cover where I am isn’t photogenic but part of the tapestry of the year so I’ll take a snap to add to our run. Greetings to fellow cloud lovers wherever you are. Diolch 😊

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      Pamela Stevens avatarPamela Stevens
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    • #598695
      Angela Swan avatarAngela Swan
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      And Happy St David’s Day from South Wales! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿😊 We have big cumulus rolling across on a fast cold wind here. This dramatic shower was quite likely sleety as we just had some here.. mixed with some sunshine! 🌦20240301_104025

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