Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

October 6, 2012

Dramatic Skies

Ma Nature put on another great show for us in September!   This was a tiny sliver of rainbow showing through the trees.  It did not continue up in the sky at really was just this piece.

Have I mentioned how much I love a Maxfield Parrish sky?

These were clouds to the east.  Amazing!!

Above my house.

If you want to see a rare phenomena called  Cloud Irridescence, look for sunsets with conditions like these and that's your best chance.

They were popping up all over.

There's another one.

And a third!


  1. Beautiful!!! You got some excellent shots! Sorry I've been such a bad blogging buddy lately. Hope all is well in your world :)

  2. Excellent cloud shots. Nature puts on a good show, and you caught it. Very observant of you!

  3. Your cloud shots remain the best I've ever seen, much better than the ones they put in books.

    By the way, I once saw the word "sliver" PRINTED as "slither" IN A BOOK!!!

  4. wow - love these skies; particularly 2 and 3

  5. Amazing photos! I love shots of the sky and trees.
    Everyday Inspired

  6. WOW! I always love seeing the various patterns of clouds even when I was a kid. Ominous and sometimes scary but nonetheless beautiful. Did you ever go outside when the clouds cast an eerie orange glow on everything? Spooky!

  7. I am surprised that it has taken me this long to visit your blog - it is wonderful and interesting. I have noticed and read many of your comments on my fellow blogger's blogs and have thought your comments very astute; which was a major factor in compelling me to swing by and take a look. Glad I did (I'm now following).

    The photos of the unusual cloud formations over Mt. Rainier are spectacular. I've seen pictures of such clouds before but have never been fortunate enough to see them in person. They almost look extra-terrestrial. :) Not that I believe in ET, but then who knows, our galaxy is a very big place and the universe even more so.

    Now, back to the skies - I find the sky a wonderful model as it is always changing and often surprises me with its rainbows, odd cloud formations, its sunrises and sunsets, and with its dynamic storms and lightening displays (talk about 4th of July fireworks). I've enjoyed viewing your photos very much.

  8. Anonymous10:15 AM

    Awesome - you have the most wonderful eye (a matching pair in fact!)

  9. WOW amazing shots!!!


  10. Wow1 How good are you ? great shots. The first photo is a bit like one's I was taking on holiday ,the new headline photo on my blog was my favourite one.