the Cloud Appreciation Society

Leifer

Senior Member
To this day at age 53, I can still remember those rare, one or two or three individual days where the clouds were "perfect".
So perfect that I can still place myself in that exact moment of past time, years ago.

This was usually the fantastic puffy cumulus clouds after a period of a grey rainstorm, and the sky was clear and blue, but with bold individual clouds.... seemingly freed of their rain-dropping duties or chores.

Or another time, when an unusually cold storm came over Los Angeles, and dropped several inches of snow -- to my usually snow-less area @ 1200 ft.
Those clouds were completely unusual to what we see in LA.
(this, during snow at low elevation)
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It's these memories of "perfect" clouds and cloud events, that we tend to gauge and compare all future clouds against.
But Gavin Pretor-Pittney is correct.....it's the everyday chaos and uncertainty of clouds that truly makes them amazing.
 
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Lacunosus

New Member
I've still not joined the Cloud Appreciation Society, though I do have The Cloudspotter's Guide, The Cloud-Collector's Handbook and the 2017 calendar. :) Those books have been absolutely invaluable for me at nailing the different clouds' classifications.
 

Lacunosus

New Member
Yeeee. I know aboot that app. I'm on Android, though... Somebody told me on FB recently that apparently they are developing an app for Android. That would be wicked!
 
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