Monday, August 1, 2011

Stranger and Stranger

I was drawn outside by the rays of the sun slanting across the lawn. The threatening storm had passed over us and since I was surprised to see the sun, I grabbed my camera and headed outside. After taking a few pictures, I walked around to the front of the house and looked up and saw these incredible marshmallow clouds.


As the sun colored the sky this is what I saw. Notice the two clouds in the center, just above the tree line. Look at the bottom picture and you will see those two up close. Don't they look like two faces, male and female? Strange! I have never seen anything like this!


As I was snapping shots, Mr. B drove up and asked if wanted to go where I could see more of the sky. I jumped in we were at the golf course in a few minutes where the sky was very dramatic.


All in all, a very satisfying evening! I sent my sister a picture of the strange clouds and she checked in her cloud book and told me they are Mammatus clouds. Here is the link so you can read about these fantastic clouds.

I'm linking to Mosaic Monday at Little Red House. Visit and see all the marvelous mosaics.






8 comments:

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, what an amazing sight to see! I have not heard of Mammatus clouds so thanks so much for educating me. My kids have just finished studying weather patterns and clouds at school so would find this so interesting!

Thanks for popping by my blog today and for taking the time to leave a comment. It's lovely to meet you!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Pondside said...

Those are wild clouds - more than a little spooky!

diane b said...

very interesting clouds. They sure do look like marshmallows.

Beth said...

Nancy, You captured some incredible sky shots! Really beautiful. Our God is an awesome God who made nature for us to enjoy.
Blessings, Beth

Miss Char said...

Beautiful pictures and yes I could see the human resemblance in the two clouds. Thanks for sharing.

ladyfi said...

I've never seen anything like it. Fabulous shots of these marshmallow delights...

Sheila said...

I've not heard of mammatus clouds before so appreciated the link you directed us to. Your photos are beautiful! Judy Collins singing "Clouds" comes to mind now...

Karen said...

Aren't they something? We had them here too, never have I seen them that I can remember before.