Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Clouds

As I stepped out of the house this morning, I looked up and saw this cloud pattern covering the entire sky. It brought a smile to my face. What a way to start the day!

Another fine example of God showing off.

Checking the classification over at the University of Illinois taxonomy, I would say that these clouds are altocumulus.

Altocumulus may appear as parallel bands (top photograph) or rounded masses (bottom photograph). Typically a portion of an altocumulus cloud is shaded, a characteristic which makes them distinguishable from the high-level cirrocumulus. Altocumulus clouds usually form by convection in an unstable layer aloft, which may result from the gradual lifting of air in advance of a cold front. The presence of altocumulus clouds on a warm and humid summer morning is commonly followed by thunderstorms later in the day.

2 comments:

  1. just reminding us that "he" is still there looking out for us.

    God never "shows off".

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  2. Of course, He does. He does it all the time.

    From the Catechism: "Why did God make the world?" "To show forth His goodness and His love."

    And being God, only He really has the right to do so.

    Now if only we'd applaud more often.

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