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Last July, Hans launched us into the wild ride of Cloudscapes Volume II with a most appropriate image titled Life Is A Carnival and wrapped us up with A Floating Refreshment. It holds a delightful and delicious collection. Whatever Volume III may bring remains to be seen, but I predict it will hold no less magic and mystery.
For fans of paredolia, someone on the left side in the image below is…
Watching In Wait
Thank you Keelin for this nice and pareidolic start of Volume III. I also Watch and Wait for what´s more to come. Thus you already started with the magic and mystery , so let´s continue with..
Arizona Cloudscape 300
Great pattern you spotted in # 300 Michael! Nice colors also.
A fascinating start to Vol III leaves me in awe of all your observations.
In gratitude, hygge
Love the frosted fern appearance of your Cloudscape #300, Michael, and the soft gentle curve of your Lensscape, Hans. And thank you for kind words, Hygge!
Below is from a short series taken while I was in Kittredge. I’ll be heading back there in a couple of days. Fortunately, things are looking up for my sis — as will I be, keeping an eye on those Colorado clouds.
So glad things are looking up in Colorado, Keelin – fingers crossed. I have pleasant memories such as
(I am not a hiker, just drove up and parked in wonder for half an hour. This was BC (Before CAS) and BD (Before my Digital camera, so no pics of mine).
Oh, and the chipmunks.
On BBC TV Weather
Not that far from me, but I am still having to water a few new plants in the garden.
Arizona Cloudscape #303
Warm greetings to all from Colorado, where looking up definitely helps keep me from feeling down while continuing to care-take an ailing sister. It may be just my imagination, but clouds seem to dance a quicker jig across the sky here. They also feel much closer at this Rock Mountain high elevation of 6850′.
As with my previous visit to this tiny town of Kittredge, I’ve had little time to share cloud photos, but have been taking moments whenever possible to savor the images posted to the forum and CAS gallery. Many thanks to all for the spirit refreshers.
breathing in the sky
taking care while care-taking
I am happy to see posts by you again Keelin. You composed a lovely haiku underneath a wonderful picture. Love it. You make your refreshers yourself I should say. Your sister must be very happy with you and I hope she is able to enjoy the clouds herself too to refresh her spirits likewise.
Some clouds seem to unload lots of their energy over mankind. May this energy land on the right place in Kittredge.
Thank you so much for kind words, Hans, and for your remarkable image above.
Gently Held In Place
Arizona Cloudscape #304
Love You’re Welcome, Hans, beautifully captured. And Michael, #304 looks still to be in motion!
Another image from Colorado below…
Hans, turning to the 1JUN2019 calendar page I see you have a vista too from a nearby field*. Everyone should have one, but especially Clouspotters – it is uplifting. For once I have observed something similar to a Forum image – undulatus was the trigger for my joining CAS; for twice I was at Hillier Gardens but had forgotten to take the camera.
* Your picture link is in this post but does not seem to be displayed by CAS.
Thanks Hygge. You are lucky being near Hillier Garden for vista’s. and yes I am also lucky with a place nearby were the view is not hindered by houses and other obstacles. And when I turn around on the spot were I took the picture that is now on the calendar I saw this:
A quite unique place in the middle of Haarlem (or almost the middle) with the smallest polder of the Netherlands with Dutch windmill and cows underneath an undulated sky.
Remember to always take your camera with you!
N.B. I am having to use F5 in Windows 10 several times this evening to stay logged in.
(The Times, UK, must be blushing at the lower case ‘h’ in Hows in their title; I guess there are no sub-editors to correct such typos these days and Google algorithms are not yet up to it. Are your fingers crossed for AI, I wonder.)
Taken at yesterday’s Asperitas event over here. A strange edge is there above the horizon.
F5 in Windows 10 needed again. If you mean that linear feature just above the lights, Hans, I don’t find that strange – saw something similar late afternoon today, interesting but not remarkable.
Impressive asperitas and noctilucent.
Interesting layers in your image, Hans, and a nice fallstreak framing in Michael’s above. Below is from a gathering in Colorado.
I see above the fallstreak in #305 thehead of a dog, a labradot to be specific. Anyway a nice composition. As is the one from the gathering in Colorado by Keelin.
Here is one taken with the cloudspotter app at the former asperitas event.
So perfectly balanced, Hans. Love the juxtaposition of that single, centered tree with the multitude of dominating cloudlets above it. What an amazing Asperitas event you witnessed there.
Feather And Fluff
Nice contrasts in textures!
Arizona Cloudscape #306
Thanks, Michael. In your image above, the rippled texture and translucent blue remind me of glassworks I’ve seen in art galleries where the artist has tried to mimic clouds and sky. Your cloudscape here is exquisite.
Soft Summer Cirrus
Thank You Keelin! When I saw the undulatus and put a camera on them I was excited about the lighting, contrasts and structures. It all seemed to fall in place. That was a fun time with mother nature. Your grand sweeping Virga pay tribute to Mother Nature as well!
Ah, very nice Keelin and Michael your virga impressions. And I can’t help that I see this lovely hedgehog in Feather And Fluff. Great movement in #306 Michael. Love them all!
The sky looks even softer in your #308, Michael. Love the feel of it and the subtle colors.
And danke je for kind comments, Hans. As to your most recent here, Neurotic Neurons is a most fitting title and possibly a match for my state when I see certain cloud formations. It then takes a breath or two to calm down.
There is this soft sway in Becalmed Keelin. You can see it eases the neurons indeed!
Neurons At Ease
[Needed F5 again]
A different vista from Hillier Gardens, Centennial Border looking roughly NW
Splendid vistas and views above, Hygge, Micheal, and Hans. Below is one from a recent series in which the clouds just couldn’t be still.
Arizona Cloudscape #310
Arizona Cloudscape #311
Wonderful image, Michael. So many, so close!
Trying To Touch and Reach You…
with heart and soul nod to George Harrison (Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth)
A Meeting Of Like Minds
Arizona Cloudscape #312
Arizona Cloudscape #313
This same picture by Kevin Palmer appeared in The Times, UK, 2SEP2019 – but looking less blue, a pinker lower middle around the lightning.
Palmer is a storm chaser with good websites q.v.
Thanks for the link to that dramatic shot, Hygee. Checked out Palmer’s website. His storm photos are truly stunning, and his night skies almost other-worldly.
A Bit Of This And That
Arizona Cloudscape #314
Beautiful composition in #315, Michael. Really love this one!
The image below was not taken from a airplane, although it has something of that look.
Only A Dream Of Flying
Great composition and colors on #315 Michael. Love the sweeps in Only A Dream Of Flying and Upsweep, Keelin. Only A Dream Of Flying is like real to me. Love the movement in it.
WOW, Hans! The wild drama of your Sweepscape sky is simply stunning! And I wonder, would the little glittering trail in the lower right corner lead to someone who has just flown away with a pot of gold?
A Golden Glow
Nice halo on Golden Glow Keelin.
You must have suspected I pictured Sweepscape on almost the same spot as I captured next one exactly two days before. Evidence of the existence of the flown pot of gold?
You caught the rainbow and the gold, Hans! And the spotlight with today’s Cloud of the Day—Congratulations!
No gold in the photo below, just a bit of finely spun cloud matter. Or is that another dust bunny?!
Thank you Keelin.
Your fine Dust Bunny might also be candyfloss but anyway it is going to be swept by these
Collectors Of Whatever Comes In Their Way
Your Collectors look like they could do a formidable job, Hans. They’re just about the size I need here!
Arizona Cloudscape # 316
Arizona Cloudscape #317
The Force is definitely with you, Michael!
Below, another image from that wildly windy day that blew us around here recently.
Nice to blow new live in the Cloudscape thread Michael and Keelin. Quite a mighty Cb Michael. And the windy days in California produced a peculiar fluffy sky Keelin. Here the wind also reigns already for some time. Mostly cold wind from the sea often with rain but also
Arizona Cloudscape #318