Monday, March 26, 2012

Cool Clouds

Take a look at these stunning cirrocumulus clouds. They're made of ice crystals with a few randow liquid water droplets scattered here and there. Why so icy? Because they're high in the atmossphere. Really high. At least at least 5,000 feet above the ground. And way up there, the air is always pretty darn chilly.

I also really like this photo for the way the sun is striking the maple tree. It makes the branches glisten.

Ah, the sweet days of spring. It seemed like they were here last week when I took this photo. But now the temperature has plunged back into the normal range. In this neck of the woods, the average high temperature for March is 45 degrees Farhrenheit.

Oh well. It was nice while it lasted.

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