Friday 12 June 2009

Stormy Weather

Developing Mammatus Clouds
Thursday Evening
Observed from the roof of the
Greenhouse at the Belvedere's
Alpine Gardens

These images
reflect the sky east
of the Belvedere palaces,
the previous post's pictures
show the sky to the south,
taken only minutes later.

Gathering Clouds
Belvedere Alpine Gardens

Photographed by Merisi
on the evening of
June 11, 2009

A special thank you
to "Wandring Star"

who pointed out to me
in the previous post
that I had photographed
developing mammatus clouds!

I had taken the pictures for the different textures
in the foreground and the dramatic sky background. ;-)


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  1. Wow! a storm is really brewing there! Run for cover! Or dance in the rain!
    Love your pictures...rain or shine!

  2. Looks pretty much like here!
    Great photos.

  3. I dont know a mammatus cloud from a pappatus cloud .. but these are lovely

  4. impressive...but I hope, sunshine will visit you this week end too!

  5. Wow, I've learned something! Mammatus isn't a term I was familiar with, though we see plenty of clouds like that --

    Wikipedia says:Mammatus (also known as mammatocumulus, meaning "bumpy clouds") is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. The name "mammatus" is derived from the Latin mamma (udder), due to the resemblance between the shape of these clouds and the udder of a cow.

  6. Merisi, those pictures are of real academic interest, as well as photographic merit :-)

    I think the third one down is particularly striking and would grace the illustrations of a meteorology text book.

  7. Are you sure you didn't take these in K-land? Because that's what the sky has looked like here the entire week!

  8. Merisi....Your pictures as always are lovely! I would welcome a stormy sky right now!

  9. I don't think I've ever heard of mammatus. but I recognize rain clouds when I see them.

  10. You captured so much emotion in the storm-brewing clouds. Beautiful.
    Have a wonderful weekend Merisi.

  11. Spectacular! I can feel the wind on my face!!! ~Janine XO

  12. I adore a lovely grey sky.

  13. Somewhat scary! Did these clouds turn into stormy weather? When we see this stuff in Florida, we head for the means not only a lot of rain, but a lot of lightning!

  14. We so rarely get stormy weather where I live (So. California). I thoroughly enjoyed these photos.

  15. Lovely stormy skies in this, and the preceing post. I am glad you are posting in skywatch again.

  16. Gorgeous skies! I have learned this term for those clouds from other bloggers. I saw them once here recently. It is nice to see how they look in other parts of the world. Very beautiful in yours!

  17. Beautiful sky shots and I also love the flower shots in the next post.

  18. Merisi: Beautiful captures of the storm building skies, thanks for sharing.


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