Sunday, 11 January 2004
Pix Of The Day: Pretty, Unusual, & Awesome Cloud
CREDIT: [L] © John H. Farr/FotoFeed.com [R] © Ian Scott-Parker/PishTush.com © Robert Clark/NationalGeographic.com © Russell White/DropBears.com
WHERE: [L to R] Taos, New Mexico, USA; St. Elias Mountains, Yukon Territory, Canada; Point Parker, Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia; Pine Valley Mountains, St. George, Utah. WHAT: unusual or attractive cloud formations.
Thumbnail clicks pop-up [1-3] source pages  larger image views.
We hope that a visit to any of the source sites for the first three pictures will prove rewarding; as an afterthought we added a picture of our own local mountain range, Pine Valley Mountain. The two outer pictures are attractive cloud formations gracing western USA arid landscapes, but the two center pictures show some exceptional atmospheric conditions. Center left is a white rainbow, and center right is a giant 1,000 km long, 10,000 high roll cloud known as the Morning Glory.
The white rainbow is explained, by the photographer, on the pop-up page linked from the thumbnail. Two  [ 2] Australian web sites featuring the Morning Glory are the local Burkeshire Council's site, and a local glider flying enthusiast's site. For detailed investigation, we recommend two   web pages, one from each web site.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)