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

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Mare's Tail

SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! Welcome all sky fans!!! I truly appreciate your visit and comments. I might not have time to respond to you, but I will try my best to visit!!!

Our hosts: Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy

Thanks, also,to Dot and Tom, who were instrumental in the success of this blogging event. You should definitely come fly with us!

Well, with my wonderful groom and Mini-Dew (and even the doggone dog) both sick yesterday, I was pretty tied up caring for the two of them, didn't even get on the computer. They have the virus that I happened to have on Monday, which basically involved an upset stomach, chills and extreme tiredness. My sources indicate that this strange "bug" is making its rounds. Fortunately, rest was just what the doctor ordered, and they are back where they are supposed to be. If you gotta have a "bug", a short-lived one is the best kind to have.I took the above shot on Sunday. We had just gotten back from grocery shopping on Sunday, when I looked up to see this amazingly sheared stream of cirrus clouds, sweeping across the entire sky. Mixed in were some random "Mare's Tail" cirrus clouds, which are the whipped looking clouds, sort of resembling a mare's tail, hence the name. They look like little hooks in the clouds.

As for weather... well, yet another snow storm pummels the country, further busting snow removal budgets all over the place, which have been under the strain of a worse than normal snow and ice coverage year. We are back under a flood watch. Looking on the bright side, at least we aren't dealing with drought again...

Have a beautiful day!


  1. Looks like angles flying.
    Amazing sky!

    Have a great day Dew.

  2. lovely capture of the beautiful sky. we are awaiting a snow event here. i am not looking forward to more snow.
    have a wonderful weekend.

  3. I'm not the first commenter :(

    Looks like some fast moving birds. Never seen something like this pretty before.

  4. I think it looks like a sky full of birds too. Very beautiful.

  5. I love it!! And it does look like a sky full of birds! Gorgeous capture!
    Have a terrific weekend!


  6. Great photo!I like it!Thank you for sharing!

  7. Oh, I saw cirrus clouds last weekend too~~so far up north. Yours is an amazing capture!

    p.s. word verification: scora
    that would apply to your post too

  8. Pretty sky - makes me think that spring culd be on the way? We've got floods here too so doesn't feel ike spring!

    PS didn't realise that groundhog day was real thing. You have educated me once more!

  9. Dew: Really neat capture of the wispy clouds. I do hope all are well at home soon.

  10. Oh my! They look like fireworks! Wonderful!!!

  11. Those are some gorgeous clouds. I like Regina's comment that they look like angels flying. :)

  12. they look like they're in flight. never seen such clouds before. terrific shot!

  13. Gorgeous shot and I love the mare's tail. Thanks for the explantation and I always learn something reading your blog.

  14. A very pretty sight and glad your camera was handy. Usually when I see something, I cannot find mine quick enough.

  15. Wonderful clouds. I love that you know all the names for them.

  16. Hi Dew,
    I always learn something here and thank you for that. I don't think I've ever seen these cloud formations. Gives me something to look for.
    About always learning something - back when Tom was at the helm and you posted some 'learning' images you taught us about sundogs. I see them all the time now that I know when and where to look. Saw one yesterday and even my Hubs is starting to remember what I've told him. :)
    Have a wonderful weekend! I hope I'm not digging out from a lot of snow.

  17. Love how these clouds look as if you have captured some movement through time! Great shot!

  18. Some stunning clouds here, great shot, well done.

    Happy SWF.


  19. those are some very unusual-looking clouds. They look very pretty though!

    I wish we had clouds like that too!

  20. Those wispy clouds are so pretty!

  21. I don't know one cloud from the other but it doesn't stop me from appreciating what magical things clouds can do across that expanse of blue. I like this. :-)

  22. Wonderful!! Like a painting:)
    Have a nice weekend

  23. Some maths done by cloud..nice capture..

  24. This is cool! Gives a terrific sense of motion! Nice shot!

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  25. What a unique blog you have! I've come over from The Zen of Motherhood to visit and have really enjoyed myself.

    I agree that a "short-lived bug" is the best kind, pleased that all of yours are doing well.


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