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Welcome, Ling – you have an intriguing profile picture, at a quick glance a matador with cape, or perhaps a cowboy, great clouds in front of the sun, but then plumes of smoke on the left?
Checking Wikipedia I read ‘Anhui is an eastern Chinese province known for its Huangshan Mountains. Their low-hanging clouds,…’ So perhaps your clouds are started by the mountains, a slightly different point from George’s ‘sharp cut-off”.
Also your clouds have a hint of undulatus about them – from the ICA in the third permanent topic at the start of this forum
New words for me in this article – matutinal, liminal, dimmet, vespertine
Mollie, 8 year old cocker spaniel – always accompanies a master thatcher for the best cloudspotting (scroll down the link just one or two pictures)
Another historic airplane
Three days after the previous, a single engine seaplane on a similar flightpath, possibly this from 2011:
It’s the London bus syndrome, perhaps the Imperial War Museum Duxford airing its stock.
You have a good eye for interesting clouds. I add my welcome to Keelin’s.
Still cogitating your title.
In The Times, UK, last week a nature diary column on Shetland said violet sky.
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.
I checked my Hampshire UK sky at twilight tonight in vain, Michael – clear with a pleasant pinkish horizon. I have not heard about this and I missed Paul Simons’ column:
Wrt Keelin’s question a Google search for ‘UK purple sky’ produced:
N.B. Michael’s purple is unquestionable, but some other pictures may not be
P.S. (I had to click Windows F5 to get this Edit function). Searching the ICA in the first permanent thread above for ‘purple’ gave:
Fascinating pictures, Laurence. NLC in California – did any CAS Forum members catch them?
Anyway, welcome back, Laurence. I had the log-in problem perhaps a year or two back, very frustrating, especially when others are able to log-in. Last week I was unable to find the topic:
although I could find my post to it by searching ‘guru’. Sheena kindly sent me the link recently, but today I can find the topic OK anyway. Curiouser and curiouser.
George – did you see the topic? (You asked where, I suggested a possibility).
P.S. If you post to a topic but then do not see it near the top of the Forum list; refresh your screen (F5 in Windows 10).
The UK Guardian Journal has a centre page spread picture today 19AUG2019 –
Sunset and storm ‘An early evening at Eilean Donan Castle, near Dornie in the west coast Highlands of Scotland. Taken in 2016’ by Dave Harnetty/Guardian Community
However I can not link to the picture because The Guardian uses Press Reader to protect it unless you sign up. (Google will give you pictures of the castle, seemingly a hotel now).
My point is that the water and landscape to the left of their picture is not dissimilar to McKessar’s third picture above. And there is a (sunlit) pile d’assiette in roughly the same position. It’s a great monochrome picture.
To clarify, I meant the variety of genus Michael sees. I may have more variety in the UK and more cloud, but it is often within the predominant Cumulus genus.
Keelin, you are never lost for the right words – I always enjoy them – which add to the imagery.
Thanks, Michael. I just envy the variety your mountains give you and the skills with which you capture them.
Michael, I have met separately two semi-professional photographers in Hillier Gardens. When I suggested they put any of their wildlife pictures on my iNaturalist project they each said they refuse to use the web for fear of their pictures being stolen….