Nothing like clouds in the southwest, flat on the bottom, big cotton ball fluffy tops.  The next day all the grit and dust was washed away … at least for a short while.

Nothing like clouds in the southwest, flat on the bottom, big cotton ball fluffy tops.  The next day all the grit and dust was washed away … at least for a short while.

Gravity Tides or Gravity Waves

The undulating pattern of a Gravity Wave is caused by air displaced in the vertical plain, usually as a result of updrafts coming off the mountains or during thunderstorms. Nature then tries to restore the fluid changes caused by updrafts within the atmosphere, which present in a visible oscillating pattern within the cloud.

Gravity Tides or Gravity Waves

The undulating pattern of a Gravity Wave is caused by air displaced in the vertical plain, usually as a result of updrafts coming off the mountains or during thunderstorms. Nature then tries to restore the fluid changes caused by updrafts within the atmosphere, which present in a visible oscillating pattern within the cloud.

©Diego Reyes Vielma  La Paz, Bolivia
HH:  I thought it was New Mexico, but if it is Bolivia, I might just like it there too.

©Diego Reyes Vielma  La Paz, Bolivia

HH:  I thought it was New Mexico, but if it is Bolivia, I might just like it there too.

Name that Cloud
We went to the movies yesterday and I saw this really unusual cloud. We spent sometime trying to see different images in it. 
One person saw a jawbone.  I saw a Viking Longboat headed toward a whirlpool.  Someone else saw piano keys.
I wish it were a better photo, but it is interesting to see how different minds work and what fanciful images we can see all around us.
P.S.  We saw “A Million Ways to Die in the West," and I wish we had seen "Blended”.

Name that Cloud

We went to the movies yesterday and I saw this really unusual cloud. We spent sometime trying to see different images in it. 

One person saw a jawbone.  I saw a Viking Longboat headed toward a whirlpool.  Someone else saw piano keys.

I wish it were a better photo, but it is interesting to see how different minds work and what fanciful images we can see all around us.

P.S.  We saw “A Million Ways to Die in the West," and I wish we had seen "Blended”.