So fascinating how in one day, one can look up at the sky and see such diversity in cloud formations as well as the colour of the sky!
These three photos were taken at just a few hours apart, when I was out visiting a friend yesterday – the first two being also within a few kilometres of each other, and the last one near another town (some 30 kms away).
What caught my eye – when I was looking facing east around 1:15 p.m.- was the two-tone blue colouring of the sky. I don’t recall ever seeing one part of the sky being a pale blue and the other such a deeply, rich blue. It looks as if the atmosphere closer to the earth is reflecting that lighter shade of blue. And looking up into the higher atmospheric levels, the blue becomes darker in hue. Usually, when looking at the sky, it tends to be one shade all across. Unusual, don’t you think?
I snapped this next photo – around 3:30 p.m. (facing west) – because this cloud looked so MASSIVE and had such interesting features to it. Tufts here, splays there, some in-curling to be seen at the bottom. It was only when I looked at it again just now that my imagination kicked in and I spied a sea creature in it. Mind you, it’s many, many times larger than in real life! Haha!
Do you see a crab? Upright? With its two claws on either side at the top and its many small feet at the bottom end?
A crab cloud!
And finally a view at around 4:45 p.m. (looking west again)….
The sky is fairly clear of clouds outside of the one solid wall of cloud on the right, and it’s nestled right down to the horizon level. Here the sun is still able to peek along the top. And it’s back to the one unified shade of blue for the sky.
Once again a spectacular sky show!