12-07-31

Cloud of the Day: Stratus opacus

12-07-27

Cloud of the Day: Cirrostratus radiatus with a dazzling sundog

The Olympics start today and the sky may be in breach of the rules by its careless use of red blue green yellow and black elements, never mind the flaming torch symbolism.

12-07-22

Plant of the Day: Passion Flower

12-07-18

Cloud of the Evening: Cumulus, Cirrus and more iridescence

Every cloud has a red, blue and yellow lining

12-07-15

Cloud of the Day: Iridescence

Admin1 took this lovely picture of iridescent morning cirrus

12-07-14

Clouds of the Day: Cumulus plus cirrus

Still waiting for some decent sunshine

12-07-10

Critters of the Day: Snails

Our garden is overrun with billions of these bastards, eating everything in sight and breeding like crazy. They love the wet weather. But the iridescent slime is quite interesting.

12-07-06

Weather of the Day: Rain, then more rain

30mm of rain in one day, and less than 1kWh from the panels. What a dreadful summer.

12-07-04

Weather of the Day: Rain, then sun

Blue skies and afternoon sun refracted through raindrops

12-06-30

Cloud of the Day: Steam

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

12-06-29

Critter of the Day: Nanofrog

Grown from the tadpoles of 12 May

A not-so-lonely little petunia in a Union patch

Flowers of the Day: Municipal display

A lonely little petunia in a union patch

Floating in the Aire

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus

Floating in the Aire

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Cloud of the Night: Noctilucent

Electric blue noctilucent clouds to the north, at about 12:30am. First sighting this year.

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Crowd of the Day: Olympic Torch Relay


Hundreds of people gathered at the end of our street to celebrate Admin1′s birthday, though their view was somewhat spoilt by a procession of police cars, massive wagons filled with corporate cheerleaders for CocaCola, Samsung and LloydsTSB, and a woman in white holding aloft a massive lighter for Admin1′s birthday cake candles

12-06-21

Weather of the Day: Rain

Smiles on a summer day

Sky of the Day: Halo

Smiles on a summer day


See Atmospheric Optics for details.

12-06-15

Weather of the Day: Sunshine, briefly

A passing gap in the endless procession of rain clouds. Just when the solar panels should be pumping, they are dribbling