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Monday, January 17, 2011

That's My World!

That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Join us and share your world with others from all over Our World! Just click on the post title, read the rules, sign up and play with us! So! How is your world this week? Have you taken time to see the beauty there? What is it about your world that makes you smile or laugh or feel grateful for? The photos for this week were not taken by me, but were sent to me by a friend. I did take a few shots of them back in Sept. when I was visiting a friend closer to the mountain. Normally, I would save these for Sky Watch, but they are of such an awesome place here in the northwest and such a gorgeous part of my world -- in spite of the fact that with the weather lately I haven't been able to see Mt. Rainier at all, let alone like this. So, I want to share them with you today!

Those are called "lenticular clouds"  They're caused when the air flow is just right so when it flows over Mt. Rainier, the air gets pushed upward where it cools and condenses into clouds. Depending on how smooth the flow is, you can get some amazing cloud formations as we've seen so far today.  It's usually a sign of rain within 24 hours because typically the moist flow that precedes a storm around here is the perfect set up for these clouds.
The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back!   Will Rogers
While
the whites ,
blacks,
browns,
greens,
blues, and oranges,
live in peaceful
interaction
feet firmly entrenched
on the ground,
in
a life
concerned
with day to day
earthy concerns,
is it any surprise,
that those
at the
exalted,rarified
top
coldly
ambitiously,
defy
the flow of reason,
spin out of control,
and are often
harbingers
of
stormy
troubles to come ?


Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at January 17, 2011 7:34 PM
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Abraham Lincoln

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Abraham Lincoln

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated. 
Will Rogers
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.
Will Rogers

48 comments:

kRiZ cPEc said...

Seems like I'm first! Who's Will Rogers? Politician? Wish HK has someone like him.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love them lenticular clouds. So unique. Our "mountain" here in Tulsa, Turkey Mountain, is only about a couple hundred feet high. I haven't seen any lenticular clouds on it but I'll be checking.

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow wow wow! Those clouds are spectacular! How lucky you were able to experience and capture these amazing shots!

Shirley said...

I've never personally seen clouds like this before! They are incredible! Hope you enjoy a wonderful week!

Martha Z said...

We see lenticular clouds over the Eastern Sierra but I don't think I've ever seen any as spectacular as these.

Nature Rambles said...

Hi Sylvia, I don't think I've seen lenticular cloud formations before. Your shots are amazing!!

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Darlene said...

The word 'amazing' is overused, but it really describes those cloud formations. I have never seen any like them before and I have seen many, many skies in my years of many, many moons.

Nessa said...

That's so cool how the clouds look like upside down mountains.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such beautiful clouds. I am thinking about that Abraham Lincoln quote -- making friends of my enemies. Sadly I don't think that is working very well with today's politicians-- they are so divisive and unwilling to compromise. I'm afraid Will Rogers' wry take on the state of the country is more appropriate (and it is good to know that we survived that before!)

Randi said...

Hi Sylvia, these are amazing shots! I have never seen these spectacular lenticular cloud formations.

EG Wow said...

Sure looks like space ships are about to land!

Babooshka said...

Those are some pretty impressive clouds and some great quotes and again proves blogging is a fun way to learn a little more than the day before.

Marie said...

This is just amazing Sylvia. I have never seen something like it.

Carver said...

Those clouds are amazing Sylvia and so beautiful above the mountains.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. The cloud formations are very unique.

Jane said...

Great shots Sylvia, I have heard these clouds have been mistake for UFO's.

aka Penelope said...

The clouds are fantastic, Sylvia! They remind me of cyclones … but harmless and beautiful. How fortunate you are to live in the northwest. The weather has been rather mild the last few days. A nice bonus for the folks in your world.

ewok1993 said...

holy molly, what a spectacular lenticular clouds these are. two thumbs up.

Reader Wil said...

These clouds are really spectacular! And you are an amazing photographer.
I wish you a great week.

Karen said...

Oh wow, I have never seen clouds like that before. They are amazing, fantabulous shots!

Ebie said...

Wow! Those lenticular clouds look like space ships! Nicely captured.

I wish I could them in our skies!

noel said...

aloha,

what an unusual site, i've never seen anything like that at all - a little ominous looking or something from ET :)


thanks for sharing that with us today

ChrisJ said...

These are wonderful photographs. Spectacular in fact. I have seen some clouds like this, but not quite so well defined.

Gary said...

I've never seen clouds like that before. Specatular!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Starnitesky said...

Amazing clouds, I haven't seen clouds like that before, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your week!

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for sharing such interesting a sight. Never seen before. You did lead me eyes towards something I rather not look at much. Please have you all a good Tuesday.

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Carol said...

Wow, your friend got some great shots. I've not seen clouds like that before, but they are amazing. And Mt. Rainier is so beautiful dressed in white.

NatureFootstep said...

this is soo cool. And beautiful. I have seen photos and explanations of them, but never seen it myself. Once I came across a person that claimed it was spaceships with higer beings in them coming to save the world. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

When I googled 'lenticular clouds' I saw some of your photos under "Images of lenticular clouds"! I tried to compare them, and the only one I'm sure of is the first image here is the first one they show. Way to go, Sylvia!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Indrani said...

Stunning cloud patterns. I couldn't take my eyes off them. Great post.

lotusleaf said...

Awesome photos, Sylvia! The mountain looks so grand.

alicesg said...

The scenery of the clouds are fantastic.

Al said...

You've outdone yourself today, Sylvia. We sometimes get lenticular clouds here too, but I've never seen anything like this. That seconds shot is especially spectacular with the light. For somebody like me who loves both mountains and skies, this is incredible to see - this will be one of my favorite blog posts anywhere this year!

Team G Square said...

very unique .......... lovely too

Mama Zen said...

These are amazing!

George said...

These clouds are absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Linda Reeder said...

Wonderful photos, Sylvia. I remember that day with that amazing display. I was on Whidbey Island and caught a glimpse from there.

magiceye said...

wow! amazing clicks!!

Ugich Konitari said...

The first or last

While
the whites ,
blacks,
browns,
greens,
blues, and oranges,
live in peaceful
interaction
feet firmly entrenched
on the ground,
in
a life
concerned
with day to day
earthy concerns,
is it any surprise,
that those
at the
exalted,rarified
top
coldly
ambitiously,
defy
the flow of reason,
spin out of control,
and are often
harbingers
of
stormy
troubles to come ?

~Cheryl said...

Sylvia, your photos are amazing! That's quite a collection of those clouds. I'm not sure I've seen so many in one place; I better keep a closer watch.

Mridula said...

Sylvia I have never seen anything like this except in tornado movies! Spectacular!

BraCom (Bram) said...

wonderful pictures, never seen something like that

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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anthony-samson said...

Fantastic shots Sylvia, never seen anything like this before

Serline said...

Heavenly pottery!

YOSEE said...

Amazing cloud formations ! Never seen anything like this before.

Gattina said...

My mouth is still open ! wow ! what clouds, I have never ever seen such clouds in my whole life ! they are just terrific, they look like tornados ! Unbelievable ! There you really made a very special capture !!

maryt/theteach said...

I've never seen such clouds, Sylvia! Astounding!!

Jessica said...

Wow, very nice shots! Crazy clouds. If you have the time, stop by my page at www.adventureswithjessica.blogspot.com and check things out. New followers are always welcome :) Thanks!

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