Brilliant blue sky with raggedy clouds ~

Surprising blue, July 22, 2014

Surprising blue, July 22, 2014

I think this blue–especially the shade on the left side of the picture–counts as cerulean. In any case, it’s very pretty! Find a nice little history of the color here, including a note that the word cerulean comes from the Latin word for sky (caelum). The clouds? I think they may be “cumulus fractus” clouds, described here as “small, ragged cloud fragments” with a “jagged, shredded appearance”–yes, these definitely had a kind of torn look!