Clouds

Clouds

Have you ever stretched out on your back at a park or on a beach to watch the clouds roll by? Or how about watching to see what shapes emerge? Clouds are part of everyone’s experience, though unique to each part of the world. In the desert, where I live, clouds are always a welcome sight. In other regions, no doubt people can’t wait for the skies to clear.  In China, clouds that overlap are thought to suggest eternal happiness and clouds with many colors bring multiple blessings. 

Clouds ~ Videos: Here’s a beautiful 2.5-minute video of the formation of a desert monsoon cloud. Prepare to be amazed by this 3-minute video of unique and rare cloud formations. Fascinating.

FunFacts about Clouds: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: In meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol consisting of a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or other particles suspended in the atmosphere of a planetary body or similar space. Water or various other chemicals may compose the droplets and crystals. On Earth, clouds are formed as a result of saturation of the air when it is cooled to its dew point, or when it gains sufficient moisture (usually in the form of water vapor) from an adjacent source to raise the dew point to the ambient temperature. (Source)
  • Nephology is the science of clouds.
  • Fascinating origin of the word ‘cloud’, quote: The origin of the term “cloud” can be found in the Old English clud or clod, meaning a hill or a mass of rock. Around the beginning of the 13th century, the word came to be used as a metaphor for rain clouds, because of the similarity in appearance between a mass of rock and cumulus heap cloud. Over time, the metaphoric usage of the word supplanted the Old English weolcan, which had been the literal term for clouds in general. (Source)
  • Clouds in the troposphere have five physical forms: Stratiform, Cirriform, Sratocumuliform, Cumuliform and Cumulonimbiform.
  • For an intensive classification of clouds in all levels of the atmosphere, go here.
  • Clouds are also classified on their opacity and their patterns.
  • Cloud cover has been detected on most planets in the solar system, quote: Venus’s thick clouds are composed of sulfur dioxide (due to volcanic activity) and appear to be almost entirely stratiform… Both Jupiter and Saturn have an outer cirriform cloud deck composed of ammonia. (Source)
  • In China, clouds are symbols of happiness and luck.

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36 thoughts on “Clouds

  1. Clouds are fascinating! I remember laying on the ground watching them and trying to find shapes in them as a kid. Not so much now. I love it when they take on the colors of the sunset.

  2. Love the beautiful pictures of the clouds, very hard to choose just one of them. I enjoyed watching the videos very interesting in the cloud formations. I enjoy looking at the clouds and deciding on what they look like. It’s interesting on how a cloud may look like to me compared to my husband or a friend.

  3. My favorite was the last picture. I have always loved looking at clouds I used to lay on the diving board for hours and watch the clouds and the stars.

  4. I love to watch the clouds. When I was growing up we would see who could find the funniest looking one. Enjoyed the fascinating videos and loved the pictures.

  5. The beauty of clouds is truly in the eye of the beholder. Ever changing in appearance keeps us guessing. Lovely pictures.

  6. I love clouds. The boys and I always find different animals in clouds when we go on trips. Something we always do on trips is find shapes in clouds and see who sees the first palm tree. The colors that clouds have can be amazing.

  7. lovely pictures of CLOUDS. The joy of looking at clouds is that you can allow your imagination to STRETCH as far as you want, soaking in the beauty, seeing the shapes your mind shapes them into. Its fun and its FREE.

  8. I spend a lot of time driving to work and home each day. I watch the clouds when I am at stoplights and on the long empty stretches.

  9. Always been fasnicated with clouds. Their shape, their coloration, the speed they move. Love laying outside looking up at clouds and picking out images in the clouds. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Beautiful cloud formations. It’s always nice to stop and look at them because it helps to bring you peace.

    Fort Myers, Florida

  11. Such gorgeous pictures with the clouds. Used to cloud watch so much as children. Still do every now and then. Amazing the things you can see in them!

  12. I guess I must love clouds since I have hundreds and hundreds of cloud photos stored to my computer that I have taken over the years.
    What intrigues me is that no two formations are ever the same.

  13. I love cloud gazing. Especially high in the mountains. Nothing better than laying flat on your back looking up at the clouds. Though getting back up is a pain. :}

  14. Brngs back memories of cloud watching, and looking for shapes in the clouds. Now when Ii look at clouds it is to decide if I can expect rain or snow

  15. I love clouds. Fall storm clouds are amazing and my favs. I really like all of your photos but the second to the last may be my favorite. NE Ohio.

  16. Love the videos but I have to admit some of them are scary looking. I loved the iridescent clouds. Those would be so cool to see

  17. I do love to look at the clouds. I love seeing different shapes within the clouds. I can’t pick just one picture. Pink and orange skies over the water are my favorite.

  18. Love clouds. Spent a lot of time when I was much younger watching them, and now that I’m retired I can enjoy them more again. Live in TN now and have a beautiful view of the west (farmland) behind our house. The clouds out our kitchen window are amazing most days.

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