Clouds-that-look-like-things Volume VI

Clouds-that-look-like-things Volume VI

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    • #535729
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
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      Volume V has reached the magical threshold of 100 posts. Already 5 volumes of marvelous look-alikes. It is great fun to share our own pareidolia in marvelous look-alikes.

      Volume V ends with What The Cat Brought In by Keelin. One can guess (or better: check he former volume, which is fun to scroll through). The cat herunder will come up with bigger prey I suppose.

      2022-05 Charigny (61)-1
      Beware Of The Tiger

    • #535813
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
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      Hans, thanks for resetting us to Volume VI.  That is mighty nice tiger.

      Dog After His Ball

      P1110562 (2)

    • #536313
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
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      Thanks for a playful start to Volume VI, Hans and Ruth!

      Continuing the action above…

      IMG_1217_Furry Paw Lands With A Splash

      Furry Paw Lands With A Splash

    • #537598
      Ariel Kotker avatararielko
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      hello fellow cloud lovers, i’m new here, 59,011

      thought i’d share with you this heartening heart that appeared outside my window on almost the last day of december, 2017. a welcome sight at the tag end of a tough year

      ♥️

    • #538197
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
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      A warm welcome to you, Arielko! You’ve a lovely heart there. And thank you for sharing it here. ;) Hope you’ll continue to join us on the CAS forum.

      In the photo below, what first caught my eye was the 22˚ halo. But later, when I viewed the image on computer, the loosely-shaped heart cloud morphed into a little dog’s head and the wispy bit of cloud to the right became his wagging tale. Ah, the fun and fantasy of pareidolia!

      IMG_2550_Waiting for a Sundog to Play With?

      Waiting For A Sundog To Come Out To Play

    • #538359
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
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      Welcome Arielko. you posted a great heartwarming heart. A great halo, Keelin. The sundog where you are waiting for might have run to a different thread. And I love your Furry Paws Land With A Splash. Are they from the Dog After His Ball by Ruth?

      2022-06 Wolken (107)-1

      Sky Spider

    • #538901
      Ariel Kotker avatararielko
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      thank you keelin and hans! i’m very glad to be here.

      keelin, that’s a lovely heart.. don’t you love finding things in the photos after the fact? some of my favorite photos are bumblebee or bird-bombed. and finding a cloud heart when you thought you only had a halo… That’s pretty darn nice.

    • #539792
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
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      Hans, very big spider you found out there and Keelin I hope your sundog shows up.  A heart filled welcome Arielko.

      Dog On Mamma PillowP1120382 (2)

    • #540059
      Ariel Kotker avatararielko
      Participant

      what a comfortable dog bed, ruth! and thank you for your welcome. here’s another heart, one can never have enoughIMG_6852

    • #540577
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
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      Even an arachnophobe would find your Sky Spider something of a marvel not to be feared, Hans. And to be followed by another big heart from Arielko, well, that’s love for you! And Ruth, when your dog is ready to abandoned that comfy pillow, perhaps he’d like to go for a car ride with his head out the window?

      IMG_2137_Oh Boy! A Car Ride!

      Oh Boy! A Car Ride!

    • #540873
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
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      i love to to see and read all these heartwarming things above: Dog on a mamma pillow (there is no better place to be found) by Ruth, another true Heart from arielko and  Oh Boy! A Car Ride! Great fun with all this hair in the wind, Keelin. You must know I just did a ride with my hairy fellow to the cool beach early in the morning to avoid the heat on what is going to be a dog day, or in French une canicule. Don’t know why they call it a dog day or canicule (canis is Latin for dog), since she certainly does not like the heat. But she loves the beach anyway.

      2022-07 Charigny (104)-1

      Like A Bird On A Wire

    • #540903
      Duncan Bulman avatarDuncan
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      Hans,

      Dog days are the hottest period of the year, the period between early July and early September, when Sirius, the so-called Dog Star, rises and sets with the sun.

      From Wikipedia:

      The dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius (known colloquially as the “Dog Star”), which Hellenistic astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

      There was also a movie entitled, “Dog Day Afternoon” which was about a bank robbery gone wrong, probably the title comes from the bad luck element.

      • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Duncan Bulman avatarDuncan.
    • #541097
      Ariel Kotker avatararielko
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      keelin, that dog is clearly having the time of its life! It really is evocative, I can almost feel dog drool coming in through the back window of the car :)
      and hans, i hope you and your friend were able to stay as cool as possible. It really is, as Duncan has said, most uncomfortable.. If only we could be like that bird on a wire, and just take flight in the cool breeze

      speaking of dogs, just this morning I spotted a passing dachshund straining on its leash

      IMG_0511

      • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Ariel Kotker avatararielko.
    • #541456
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
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      Hans and Keelin, you two are so fun!  Birds and car rides.  So expressive.

      Arielko,  you have caught on to this humor too.  Dog on leash.

      That Darn Billy On The RunP1000074 (2)

    • #542234
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
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      Yes a dDo Day Afternoon Duncan. A classic one.

      Love your Daschhund Ruth and of course that darn Billy. He is in our hearts.

      Billy is goat and it isn’t him on next one for it lacks his horns, but he sure earns a …

      2022-07 Charigny (59)-1

      Bust

    • #542253
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Lots of fun to enjoy here…

      What a clever blue dog you have there, Arielko!

      And gotta love that wild Billy and his great goat coat, Ruth and Hans!

      This looks like someone who might be sharing the sea of sky pasture with our friend there.

      IMG_2026_Billy's Bud

      Billy’s Budd

    • #542612
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Holy cow, that’s quite a Budd for Billy, Keelin:)

      2022-07 Wolken (65)-1

      Squirrel

       

    • #543256
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      I think your Squirrel might have landed on my head while I was giving myself a haircut, Hans. At least that’s the excuse I’ve been using.

      IMG_2912_My Covid CoifMy Covid Coif

       

    • #543798
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin, beauty of a hairdo.  No hat required.

      Hans, your squirrel might need some sunflower seeds.

      Nice Big JellyfishP1120571 (2)

    • #543912
      Ariel Kotker avatararielko
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      a giant poodle for you wonderful people. so many good animals (and then some) here!

    • #543973
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Adding some laughing horses to this animal farm.  PS nice poodle Ariel.P1120566 (2)

    • #544554
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the diversity of this cloud forum farm. Shall we add one more to the mix?

      IMG_2915_Feathered Friend

      Feathered Friend

    • #544720
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin, or fury.  That maybe a llama to add to the farm.  Way fun shot.

      Barn Owl for the FarmP1000288 (2)

    • #544730
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Beautiful Owl, Ruth! And here’s one more for the barnyard. She needs just a few more clouds to really complete the picture, but I’m sure you’ll get the idea…

      In Search Of A Few More FeathersHunt And Peck For A Few More Feathers

    • #548502
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      One might be inclined to ask…

      IMG_0432_What's the Big Idea?

      What’s the Big Idea?

    • #548866
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin, I am on the watch for you for more feathers.

      Dog Playing BallP1034049 (2)

    • #548881
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Just what you need for your frisky friend there, Ruth!

      IMG_3256_Ball Tosser

      Ball Tosser

    • #549270
      Ariel Kotker avatararielko
      Participant

      i can almost hear the din of many animal voices!

      keelin, your feathered friend is fantastic! and ruth, i think this guy wants to join your dog playing ball…IMG_2558

      smiling muscle dog

    • #553026
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thanks, Ariel! Your smiling muscle dog even sports some iridescence. Bow Wow!

      Here’s another little pal for the playful pooches.

      IMG_1663_Fluffy Pup with Ears Aflying

      Fluffy Pup with Ears Aflying

    • #553028
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      What follows is a little 4-part series in preparation for a Night of Beastly Bewitchment! These cloud creatures and characters were caught hovering just out of reach over the past several months. Can you spot the demons and spirits? Happy Halloween to all—and to all a B00! night!

      PART 1

      IMG_3459_Something Winged This Way Comes

      Something Winged This Way Comes

       

      IMG_3332_Warlock on a Broomstick

      Warlock on a Broomstick

       

       

    • #553029
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      PART 2

      IMG_5497_Hungry [Teller of Tales]

      Hungry?

       

      IMG_8007_Hangry!

      Hangry!

    • #553030
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      PART 3

      IMG_3289_Bat of White and Crow of Black

      Bat of White and Crow of Black

       

      And this looked like a scene from the Wizard of Oz with Toto barking at the Wicked Witch of the West’s flying acolytes and poor Scarecrow (“That’s him all over,” as the Tin Man noted after they’d been attacked.

      IMG_0231_And Toto Too

      And Toto Too

       

       

    • #553024
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thanks, Ariel! Your smiling muscle dog even sports some iridescence. Bow Wow!

      Here’s another little pal for the playful pooches.

      2. IMG_1663_Fluffy Pup with Ears Aflying

      Fluffy Pup with Ears Aflying

    • #553032
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      PART 4
      The two final clouds in the Halloween series might pose a little more challenge for those less blessed (or cursed?) with unrestrained pareidolia, so further below are outlines that reveal the characters within.

      Demoness & companion

      Demoness & companion

       

      IMG_8713_WB_Wizard's Watch

      Wizard’s Watch

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      Screen Shot 2022-10-29 at 6.40.18 PM

       

    • #553234
      Duncan Bulman avatarDuncan
      Participant

      As if to celebrate Samhain (sah-win) a dragon breaths fire into the Autumn sky.

      IMG_20221031_144008

    • #553612
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
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      I’ve been away for far too long but I didn’t miss following the fun above. Keelin your ‘Demonesse and companion’ and your ‘Wizard watch’ are marvelous. I love the Wizard watch, but I must confess that your drawing made it perfectly clear. Once seen….. Halloween has truly inspired you. Hungry? is simply terrifying. I am glad it are all clouds.

      Duncan your dragon at sunset seems to bite its own tail.

      Next one flew over on Cloud Celebration Day and it is in color on the Cloud Memory Atlas.

      2022-09 France (123)-1

      It’s Not Dead, It’s A Parrot

      • #553637
        Duncan Bulman avatarDuncan
        Participant

        Hans, I’m seeing the Phoenix bird.  The symbol of rebirth.

        phoenix-bird

    • #553640
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks Duncan. A nice golden Phoenix. It reminds me of an old one on the gallery:

      Phoenix with one wing on fire yet

      The description on the gallery is not correct by the way. It says it shows a circumhorzon arc, but that was impossible at the time of year I took it. It was the lower part of 22 degrees halo. About the phoenix there is no mistake at all.

    • #553645
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      What creative energy everyone has.  Wonderful pictures, captions., and stories.  I wanted everyone to know:

      Someone Is WatchingP1044951 (2)

    • #554175
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Duncan, now that is a dragon worthy of Samhain!

      And Hans, you have been missed! Delighted to see you flying in on your Parrot (which seasonal influence has morphed before my very eyes into yet another flying dragon). So glad you enjoyed the Halloween series. May the Wizard watch over you with care!

      Ruth, you’ve caught that Someone in the very act. Love it!

      IMG_1742_Wooly Friend of Billy In A High Wind

      Wooly Friend of Billy In A High Wind

    • #560047
      Gregory Venarsky avatarGregory Venarsky
      Participant

      Hello everyone!

      This is one of my favorite captures. It is of a double horseshoe vortex cloud!

      I hope you enjoy!

      IMG_20220305_151144448

      Invisible Horse

    • #560415
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Double lucky, Gregory!!

      Chilly weather is no problem for this fellow…

      IMG_1587_Frosty Foxy

      Frosty Foxy

    • #561279
      Mark McClelland avatarMark McClelland
      Participant

      His eyes are upon you.

      IMG_20210508_184611_017-Instagram

      Demon face with burning eyes.

    • #561568
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Mark, yes on those big glowing eyes.

      A Big Question MarkP1130357 (2)

    • #561884
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Brilliant shot, Mark! Hot and cool at the same time. ;)

      Big Question Mark makes me wonder what might have preceded it, Ruth. Love the mystery you’ve captured in a single punctuation mark!

      Here’s another bit of sky text in the form of a fuzzy tilde. Or perhaps it’s more recognizable as a cloud caterpillar beneath a crescent moon?

      IMG_3593_Fuzzy Tilde or Caterpillar & Crescent Moon

      Fuzzy Tilde or Caterpillar and Crescent Moon?

    • #562633
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      IMG_5263_Dragon in Heated Conversation with Tinker Bell

      Dragon in Heated Conversation with Tinker Bell

    • #562980
      Ayaan Gupta avatarAyaan Gupta
      Participant

      Here is my first picture. I am new to the society. Hope you like it.

      20230125_171220

      Whale

    • #563034
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      A warm welcome to CAS and the forum, Ayaan. Your photo of a whale sailing serenely through a bright sea of sky is lovely.

      This “looks-like” topic is definitely a playful one, although other topics (especially Black and White) offer occasional good teases for the imagination as well. For those of us with a strong sense of pareidolia, it’s always fun to see what sails by in the great blue menagerie above our noggins. Hope to see more of what you see in the days to come!

      IMG_3595_Blue Crane Blowing a Bubble

      Blue Crane Blowing a Bubble

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