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

A flying fish for Good Friday

Cloud of the Day: Scud

A flying fish for Good Friday

OK it doesn’t look very like a fish but it looks about as much like a fish as this fish looks like Jesus. And the fish is Jesus’ avatar, after all.

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12-04-05

Weather of the Day: Clear

Walking in a spring wonderland

Weather of the Day: Snow

Walking in a spring wonderland

Hard to believe that a week ago we had daytime temperatures of over 25 degrees, and that three days ago the solar panels served up over 8 kilowatts…

Snow on the way

Cloud of the Day: Nimbostratus

Snow on the way

Halo halo halo

Cloud of the day: Cirrus with a sundog

Halo halo halo

A helicopter flies in front of delicate high clouds

Cloud of the Day: Cirrocumulus

A helicopter flies in front of delicate high clouds

The Moon and Venus

Cloud of the Day: Cirrostratus

The Moon and Venus

Today the solar panels hit 7kWh for the first time. The flat morning may be due to dew; the jagged afternoon on a cloudless sunny day is a bit of a mystery

Lots of watts