08 February 2012

Sky strokes

Had to stop on my way to Deseronto this morning to capture these lovely swirls of cloud in the sky over Lake Consecon:


And a bit closer up:


Just beautiful.

7 comments:

Linda Chapman said...

These are so interesting!! I have never seen clouds like that! Until NOW!

Elephant's Eye said...

Like a breaking wave on the beach. Wonder what atmospheric conditions trigger those swirls. We once, but only once, saw a barleysugar twist in the clouds at sunset.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful indeed!

Linda said...

This looks like the rare Kelvin-Helmholtz wavecloud. It's to do with shearing winds being at just the right speed to cause the clouds to curl. I'm not kidding you - look it up on Google! You should submit it to the UK Cloud Appreciation Society, of which (can you tell??) I'm a member.

Lea s Menagerie said...

Most amazing!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Amanda said...

There's a Cloud Appreciation Society? Fantastic! I love that their manifesto includes a pledge "to fight ‘blue-sky thinking’ wherever we find it."

I sent the photos in to them. Am very thrilled to discover that this type of cloud has a name.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Gosh, that's amazing. I wonder what creates such formations?