A Confusion of Clouds!

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Most of the time when I look at the sky I see a Confusion of Clouds. Because of a blog I did a few days ago I may have learned something. This lovely sunset is definitely not the “Red sky at Night- Sailor’s delight” type. I assumed it meant rain was coming. But I didn’t know how much rain to expect. This sunset was followed by 4 full days of rain, fog and absolute grayness! Here are two more shots as the sunset progressed to help  you remember for the next time a sunset sky like this appears. Will it be followed by 4 days of bad weather?

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Notice there was still blue sky peeking between the cloud-rolls. Maybe stratocumulus? The sun was almost completely covered.

On the 5th morning the sun was shining. The sky was blue and the puffy cotton clouds looked like fair weather cumulus to my uneducated eye. So I was expecting a lovely day. I didn’t bother to take a picture. But 2 hours later I am blogging and the sky looks like this!

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High stratocumulus maybe? The sun is playing peek-a-boo, trading bright sun with gray shade.  We’ll have to wait to see what this sky is plotting! If you know the real names of any of the clouds in these photos, please let me know so I can share with readers.

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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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