Always my pleasure to pass along the CAS Newsletter. I recently became the leader of an Imperial County Cloudspotter group. If you’re into clouds – and I am – in fact at the moment I’m writing this I’m inside a cloud because it’s raining – you should consider joining – and if you’re in Imperial County, join the cloudspotter group too. We don’t always have a lot of clouds around here, so they’re more of a treat!
Well, it is sky, after all. That is my biggest inspiration. Set up in warm weather on Friday, regretting not having brought a pair of shorts and a tank top with me! But there were a few clouds around.
In the evening I was outside at the airbnb where I was staying in Cornville – about 25 mins drive to the south east. There were clouds and a beautiful double rainbow. At one point I thought there was a hint of a triple, which is a first-time-in-my-life experience for me. Unfortunately I was on the phone so didn’t catch the triple.
Double rainbow in Cornville
Today was a nice day until about 11am. Then we started with a steady drizzle. At about 2:30 it let up a little, enough to run to the restroom. From there I could see these clouds low between the mountains.
My booth is on the row second from the right, with the white wall hanging out covering half of the front.
We were thinking tomorrow will be better, but I’ve just looked at the forecast. <sigh>.
John Constable is known for painting realistic skies during a time when meteorological knowledge was not what it is today. Yet he used a lot of science in trying to get it right – and a bit of artistic license where necessary, too. A long but very interesting article from The Cloud Appreciation Society. I loved the quote:
” I am led to this having been very busy with rainbows –”
I enjoy reading – and passing on – the newsletters from the Cloud Appreciation Society. Here’s the latest. I’ve actually seen a low-bow myself, though it was draped across the top of the San Gorgonio mountains…. about an hour before the windstorm hit.