Friday, October 11, 2013

Wild Horses in the Sky

I'm a horse lover from way back. Whoever nicknamed these clouds mare's tails knew both their skies and animals well.

 Can't you just see a wild horse flying through the sky, over the hill, only the tail to be seen? Mare's Tails are high level cirrus clouds made up of ice crystals. High upper winds blow them out into wispy strands. Aren't they beautiful against the bright blue sky? Maybe not for long, these clouds can forecast storms to come. -- Margy


  1. A beautiful sky! I forgot today was Skywatch, will do one next week. Thanks on the definition of this type of clouds.

  2. Oh I agree - beautiful clouds, and even though they foretell change and storms, I still enjoy them, and often the storms they bring in. I like to think of the horses pulling the storms along behind them.

  3. They are beautiful...makes me think of the song Wild Horses by Natasha Bedingfield...

  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting on my Skywatch Friday post. - Margy


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