Walking on the air

Cloud of Yesterday: Cumulus fractus with a surfer

Walking on the air

Stack of pancakes

Cloud of the Evening: Lenticularis

An iridescent stack of pancakes served up with cirrus and cumulus

Fat lady sunbathing

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus humilis

Fat lady sunbathing

12-04-26

Cloud of the Day: Velum

A delicate veil of thin cloud on the head of a towering cumulus on a day of cumulonimbus and nimbostratus, in a month when we have the most rain since our records began (in 2010). And a couple of cloudy faces looking away from each other, of course…

Water water everywhere

Weather of the Day: Rain rain rain rain rain rain

Water water everywhere

Only consolation: hot soup

Wavy clouds

Cloud of the Day: Stratus undulatus

Wavy clouds. Go on, wave goodbye

It is looking more and more likely that the April output from the solar panels will be worse than that of March. Clouds, you were lovely. We enjoyed your performance. Now go away.

Raindrops on roses (and whiskers on kittens)

Weather of the Day: Rain, very unsettled

Raindrops on roses (and whiskers on kittens)

Cumulus fractus in front of cirrostratus

Head in the Clouds: Just a pretty face

Cumulus fractus in front of cirrostratus, still wearing mascara and lipstick after last night

Cumulus fractus, stratus and lenticularis putting on the blusher for a night out

Clouds of the Evening: Party time

Cumulus fractus, stratus and lenticularis putting on the blusher for a night out

12-04-20

Cloud of the Day: Insulation

Today a couple of blokes came round to insulate our house under the Wrap Up Leeds scheme. While they worked a gentle snow of fluffy fibre flakes fell all around, but as they worked, the insulation worked open the ventilator in the bathroom and filled the room with a fabulous fall of fluff.

wet wet wet

Weather of the Day: More rain

wet wet wet

12-04-18

Weather of the Day: Rain

Yesterday, despite a constant procession of large cumulus clouds, the solar panels had their best day ever. Today, under an incessant downpour, we barely scraped a kilowatt. And yes, the face of an evil whiskery dog appears in the shadow of the bollard. Pareidolia is inescapable.

12-04-15

Cloud of the Day: Clouds that Look Like Atheists

Here’s another cloud that looks like a face, with a cloud beard and little cloud glasses. After Darwin the other day, I think the clouds are portraying PZ Myers. Makes a change from Jesus

If they were brother and sister, it would be insect incest

Critters of the Day: Lady(and Gentleman)birds

If they were brother and sister, it would be insect incest

Charles Darwin contemplating a couple of unknown animals

Cloud of the Day: Clouds That Look Like Things

Charles Darwin contemplating a couple of unknown animals

Clouds That Look Like things is available from all good bookshops. For some reason, there are no pictures of clouds that look like cauliflowers.

Fire walk with me

Cloud of the Evening: Stratocumulus

Fire walk with me

12-04-11

Cloud of the day: Cumulus congestus

Spot the face

Cloud of the Day: Expanding cumulus

Spot the face

Sunset

Cloud of the Evening: Stratus duplicatus

Sundowner


After three days of non-stop nimbostratus the clouds split up and go their separate ways — for a while

Check out those evil eyes

Critter of the Day: Ladybird

Check out those evil eyes