Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sky Watch Friday II

Sub-title: Fish bones Clouds

Stratocumulus vertebrates

Stratocumulus vertebrates

Uncommon fish cloud
Swimming now in blue sky sea
Look up to see it.

Haiku © by my brother J.S. Mullens

The other day at lunch, I was filling up with gas and Martha told me to step out from under the covered area and look overhead. I only had my cell phone to take the photo with. It did a pretty good job.

These clouds were forming on the back side of a huge storm which we later learned was producing tornadoes. These clouds were almost directly overhead and it was clear to the West and really stormy to the East. I certainly am glad the storm was moving to the east.

If these were higher they could be called “Cirrus fibratus vertebrates”

Stratocumulus – low level
Vertebrates – having vertebrae
Cirrus – curl of hair
Fibratus – possessing filaments

I don’t know the altitude, so I can’t give them their exact technical weather name.

A nice atlas of cloud names can be found at:
http://tinyurl.com/5ojf7q


Photo with Palm Treo 755p
Troy and Martha

39 comments:

fishing guy said...

Troy: Simply amazing, the best I've seen tonight.

luiz.ramosforest said...

Great cell phone taken.

andrée said...

They almost look like a ladder to heaven. I've never seen clouds like that (and that could be, according to your description, a good thing).

Carletta said...

Well, I thought your Project Yellow picture was cool - this my friend is stunning!

One big fish ;)

The Texican said...

Tag, you're it. Tell brother thank you for the nice Haiku. As usual you have taken a great cloud shot. Tell your Moma 'n nem I said "hello."

dot said...

What an amazing picture! I'm always looking for pictures in the sky but I've never seen anything like this.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Nice Sky picture...I am fascinated with the clouds so I love the link also....I would just put sky pictures in every day if I could!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful haiku! I read it and thought, "Exactly!" Thanks for putting words on a shared experience.

Chris said...

What neat clouds you have and terrific poem by your brother too!

Mel said...

That's a beautiful picture!
Nice cell phone! ;)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is a great shot and i learnt something about this kind of cloud.

Ida said...

Neat! :)
I can understand that Fishing Guy liked it. ;)

oldmanlincoln said...

Fine cloud photography. I like this.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

Marie said...

What you know. Beautiful photo!

Picturing of Life said...

amazing....

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juliana rw said...

beautiful...

Will you visit my SWF Thanks.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful and educational too. thanks for sharing

nina said...

Oooo. Striking vertebrates!
Seems a contrast to have such wisps with such strong form.

John said...

Nice Sky picture!!

Daniel J Santos said...

Great post, great picture, well done.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful SWF-photo! I like the color in it too:)

ellen b said...

That is an amazing cloud.

AphotoAday said...
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AphotoAday said...

That is SO interesting...
I'm off now to the link you gave to learn more.

I like "mackerel" skies, as Blake wrote about. Not that I ever read Blake, --just something someone told me once...

(had to remove my first post -- made a boo-boo)

Berit said...

Amazing photo!!!

Have a nice weekend.

imac said...

Pleased you said Fish, Thats what I 1st thought of when I saw your photo.
- Which is well framed and so beautiful to sit and stare at.
If you want to chat - just drop me an email.But from Sunday we are on holls to Ireland.
Have a good weekend.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

Craver Vii said...

That's a pretty cool picture, but I also appreciate the link to the cloud atlas. Thanks!

said...

This is so different..beautiful...and always learning I had no idea of what you just told us...wondefulcombination good to the eyes ....and to the mind.
thanks a lot for your visit.

Petunia said...

Awesome!!

Petunia's SWF

RuneE said...

Nice of you to include the information - makes the post that more interesting!

Thank you for the interest in our "Bridges". I will put you on the list immediately. Next time is May 4. More or less :-)

Anne-Berit said...

It`s beautiful,well done.Thank you fot stopping by my blog.Have a nice weekend!

Misty Dawn said...

What a really awesome capture! Outstanding.

Kostas said...

Marvellous and strange photograph with sovereign colours white and blue! Splendid the poem Haiku, absolute 5-7-5!
Very informative post!

Neal said...

That is beautiful!!!!!

gardenpath said...

I have seen this before, but never this good! A fine photo.

gmj said...

You are awsome!! With a cell phone no less! You take the cake today!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You took that photo with a cell phone? I'm amazed!

I'm not sure if I've ever seen clouds that look like that. Maybe I need to pay better attention, though.

Scotty Graham said...

Very cool clouds, Troy....and thanks for the education on clouds...

Scotty

chanpheng said...

Cool picture of clouds and wonderful haiku to go with it!