In this photo, it sort of looks like the clouds might be reflecting the sun, so that it looks like there’re two of them … on the other hand, it could also just be that the clouds are blocking the sun at two points on either side of its horizontal diameter. In any case, it’s interesting looking!
The weather forecast for today was sunny in the morning with increasing clouds. Well, here they are increasing! They look downright foreboding, which they didn’t turn out to be … but the photo was taken into the sun, which made everything else look pretty dark.
Typing this the morning after this photo was taken, I can report that yes, indeed! The humidity has dropped precipitously, and … we didn’t even get any precipitation!
These clouds make me think of the way the Roadrunner cartoon character would streak off in a cloud of dust. Where are they all going, one wonders, and why in such a hurry? And … here are two more palindromes for Palindrome Week 2017! One is a kind of ultimatum; the other is a clarification:
No lemon, no melon
No, I told Ed “lotion.”
If the skies were to open up (as they say they do sometimes), they might do it along this seam, I think! Also: comments on the most recently posted original Boomerang are now available! Scroll down or click here to read all about it.
It would seem from other examples of them in these pages (here and here, for instance) that cumulus fractus clouds love very bright blue skies! According to this site here, they’re torn looking because they’ve been separated from a “parent” cumulus cloud by strong winds. Aha! It wasn’t windy on the ground at them moment I took this picture, but strong winds are in the forecast! Maybe these clouds are in the vanguard …