The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15



Monday, August 31, 2009

Colorful virga!

After a wonderfully relaxing weekend, full of cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning... I was surprised with a lovely sky-treat. As I went outside to sit and watch Mini-Dew at her bus stop, I looked up to see a dynamic and heavily textured sky. It was gorgeous with the rough underbelly of an altocumulus stratiformis blanket, but then, as the sun rose into it, it came alive with an amazing pink flair. If that had been all, it would have been enough, but that was far from all. As I looked up to take in the beautiful palette of color, I was struck by something I haven't quite seen in that light... falling from the clouds in my northeastern sky, were sheets of virga (rain that doesn't reach the ground), and it too was awash with the splash of pink, salmon, coral, orange, gold. It was brilliant... so you ]know me, I rushed back inside to grab the camera. :DAlmost like my own little Aurora Borealis show... except NOT! One of these days... probably when I'm old and allowing myself to grey.

Well, Tropical Storm Danny was the less than exciting story on Friday. We became slightly more interesting factor when he merged with an extratropical low pressure system off the coast of the Carolinas. Really, I think meteorologists will argue about whether or not Danny should have ever earned his title. No more reports are coming out about him, but another area, which looks slightly better is given a high chance of development. Stay tuned for ongoing coverage of the birth of Erika.

Have a stupendous day!!!
~Dewdrop

2 comments:

  1. I've seen virga before, but never pink! Beautiful.

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  2. The first one is impressive.

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