Friday, August 21, 2009

Summer Skies

This summer has been unusually sunny, hot and dry here in British Columbia. There is obviously an up side to this. The weather is good for camping, outdoor activities, tourism and, of course, heading up the lake. The down side is disastrous fires in the interior. Here on the west coast we've been both careful and lucky.

Summer brings some pretty interesting clouds. Here are a two captures from our cabin in Hole in the Wall on Powell Lake. The first is some high altitude cirrocumulus clouds. They looked just like puffs of cotton floating in a bright blue sea.

The second is high altitude "mare's tails," icy cirrus clouds blown wispy by winds in the troposphere. I just love watching the changing skies. -- Margy

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