Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Typical Afternoon Clouds

For Skywatch Friday this week, here are a couple of recent photos of typical afternoon clouds taken from my front yard. Clear mornings and afternoon storms are very common during this time of year, as monsoon moisture causes clouds to build over the mountains and move over the plains. Sometimes these clouds build into impressive thunderstorms, spawning tornadoes and large hail, and other times they're much milder, like these examples.
Visit the Skywatch Friday blog for more cloudy and clear skies.

23 comments:

  1. Oh, such gorgeous clouds, Al! My favorite kind! Superb captures! Enjoy your evening and have a great day tomorrow!

    Sylvia

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  2. Ah... beautiful, fluffy clouds! A feast for the eyes (and imagination!)

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  3. Oh yea, welcome to monsoon season, with the ever changing skies. Nice shots of your Colorado versions.

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  4. the blue of the sky is truly extraordinary

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  5. Wonderful clouds and photos!
    Wish you a great day:-)

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  6. Ciao Al, magic sky, I feel like jumping on the clouds!
    Have a good day

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  7. your pictures are great but that first is my favorite. in that first photo the clouds are shaped like a horse laying down. i can clearly see its head and a single hoof underneath. it's on the right side of the photo. hope all is well. have a great day.

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  8. Hi Al!
    Thanks for your visiting and nice comment on Flora's posts. I am glad you like her.
    Have a good day!

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  9. those clouds looks like cotton candy. :) wonderful photos! thanks for sharing!

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  10. Those are thick clouds...how beautiful they are, too!

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  11. Most everything I have seen in Colorado is pretty including the sky and clouds. You live in a beautiful part of or world.

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  12. That's strange. We have the same kind of weather now. I thought it was summer there.

    I love big, puffy white clouds like these, rain or no rain.

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  13. how ironic that these beautiful clouds brings thunderstorms, hails and tornadoes. you've got a perfect view on your front yard

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  14. Did you watch the news about the thunder and lightning striking the aeroplane?

    In Borneo, we have the monsoon too.

    There must be so much rain in your swollen clouds. You chase tornadoes?

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  15. Beautiful blue and white skies! Is that snow in the distance in the first shot or building?

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  16. Great clouds you have there! The right part of the first photo actually looks like a horse :D

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  17. Those clouds look pretty dramatic to me! I love skies like these as long as they don't do any damage. Thanks for visiting my skies. Enjoy the weekend!

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  18. I see a moose's head in the first shot.
    It's lovely to know your clouds well enough to recognise what's typical for a certain type of year. Like greeting old friends.

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