And a grey cloud behind a dead tree

Critters of the Day: Two turtle doves

And a grey cloud behind a dead tree

Come envy our life

Weather of the Day: Sunshine

Come envy our life

dandelion

Sky of the Day: at last a bit of sun

dandelion

For an explanation of the rings of light, see atmospheric optics

Please clear off and clear up

Clouds of the Days: Stratus, Stratus, Stratus, Stratus

Please clear off and clear up

Puppies at play

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus humilis

Puppies at play

Seen through a veil of delicate spring foliage

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus mediocritus

Seen through a veil of delicate spring foliage

Best day ever for the solar panels

You look nice; what's your name?

Critters of the Day: Tadpoles

You look nice; what's your name?

Our pond has been abandoned since we accidentally broke the lining trying to clean it out, but the frogs don’t know that and return every year to spawn in the pint or so of water in the bottom. But lately it has rained so much that the pond has filled up regardless and the frogspawn has brought forth a mass of tadpoles

Sunshine, rain and iridescence

Weather of the Day: Monkey’s Wedding

Sunshine, rain and iridescence

Followed by a burst of hail…Despite the colossal clouds and assorted precipitation, the solar panels dished up a respectable 7kw today.

Critter of the Day: a wasp on the window

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus

Critter of the Day: a wasp on the window

12-05-07

Sky of the Night: Red moon

12-05-06

Flower of the Day: fancypants frilly tulips

Biggest moon of the year

Cloud of the Night: Cirrostratus

Biggest moon of the year

A sheep on the verge of eating a cauliflower

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus congestus

A sheep on the verge of eating a cauliflower

Lacy dangling bobbles

Cloud of the Day: Contrail with dangly bits

Lacy dangling bobbles

The hanging blobs are called pendules and are caused by wake turbulence. No prizes for guessing that chemtrail conspiracists think they are something far more sinister, though what, exactly, isn’t at all clear. A bit like the sky for most of today, then.

Ring of fire

Cloud of the day: Cirrocumulus and corona, in a puddle, with petals

Ring of fire

My how you've grown

The garden after all that rain

My how you've grown