12-03-25

Cloud of the Day: Cirrus uncinus

Curls and swirls of angel's hairCurls and swirls of angel’s hair

Stratus domesticus

Cloud of the Day: Smoke

Stratus domesticus

Another grey day

Cloud of the Day: Altostratus translucidus

Another grey day

Bring on those hazy lazy crazy days of summer

Weather of the Day: Light fog

Bring on those hazy lazy crazy days of summer

Signs of spring on the vernal equinox

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus

Signs of spring on the vernal equinox

12-03-19

Cloud of the Day: Stratocumulus again

Lullaby in cloudland

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus humilis

Lullaby in cloudland

Despite a constant procession of fluffy clouds, our solar panels had their best day so far.

Ice cream castles in the air

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus castellanus

Ice cream castles in the air

Rain tomorrow?

More Stratocumulus

Rain tomorrow?

Followed by a sunny afternoon and a cloudy night

Cloud of the Day: Stratocumulus

Followed by a sunny afternoon and a cloudy night

Blackbird

Mostly cloudy; clear later

Blackbird

Blackbird

What a grey day

Cloud of the Day: Altostratus opacus

What a grey day

Pigeons

Another Cloudless Day

Pigeons

For some reason, despite identical conditions, the solar panels produced a bell-shaped output curve and another kilowatt.

12-03-11

Shade

Shadows on the panels

No clouds today, but the output from the solar panels was only slightly higher than in the days of rolling cumulus and, as always, dipped sharply in the middle of the day. The reason: shadows from the chimney stack falling on small parts of one or two panels cause all the panels, wired in series, to react as if they are shaded as well. All for one and one for all; divided we stand, united we fall…

More Cumulus

Cloud of the Day: Cumulus Again

More Cumulus

Cumulus

Cloud of the day: Cumulus

Cumulus

Cumulus humilis

Trying to link the stuff in the sky to the wave-like output of the solar panels. This batch of fluffy summery clouds sprang up between two massive banks of nimbostratus so the day was duller than it looks.

A massive black cloud hovers over our solar panels while all around the world is bathed in brilliant sunshine

Cloud of the Day: Stratus

A massive black cloud hovers over our solar panels while all around the world is bathed in brilliant sunshine

Rossini had it right...

The Thieving Magpie

Rossini had it right...

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Snow Had Fallen, Snow on Snow


Snow on snow on snow
In the bleak midwinter, long long ago

Zambia photos

A small selection of the photos we took on our trip to Zambia, Oct-Nov 2010, is now online. Use the Zambia 2010 link in the menu bar above or click here.