Friday, December 4, 2020

Lenticular Clouds ~ A Winter's Delight


These clouds showed up here a couple of weeks ago. 


It's fun to watch them chase each other across the sky. 


They are pretty amazing, aren't they?


They are called lenticular clouds. Google tells me that the word lenticular is most commonly used for lenses. 

Why lenticular you ask? Because they resemble lentils, of course. 

I just love the logic in that.









23 comments:

  1. Wonderful to see Inger - especially under a grey sky here ... and I love the logic of lenticular name - what fun ... gorgeous to see them go over ... beautiful - stay safe and enjoying nature - big hugs - Hilary

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  2. Those clouds are amazing. I never saw these types of clouds where I live. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Julia

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  3. I showed these gorgeous clouds to bob and he said the first two look like a dirigible and it really does. except they can't be guided by humans

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  4. They do look like lentils but also like space ships!

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  5. They're lovely. I like logic in language. Cherry trees have a lenticular bark. To find out why, look closely at the next one you meet!

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  6. You sure beings aren't hiding in those clouds? They look other worldly to me.

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  7. These clouds look stunning whatever they're called! The color is unusual, too!

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  8. We get these a lot up by Mt Shasta and Mt Lassen. They look like flying saucers.

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  9. Wow, they are awesome! I don't think I have ever seen a real one.

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  10. Those clouds are fantastic - I've never seen clouds like that before.

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  11. Thanks for commenting on my blog today. Those clouds are gorgeous! I’ve never seen lenticular clouds in person, only in pictures. They look like flying saucers.

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  12. What a fabulous sky and how wonderful that you captured it on your phone and shared it with us.

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  13. Beautiful and spectacular sky capture.

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  14. What a beautiful sky - I've never seen clouds like that before - they look like HIndenberg shaped space ships lol

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  15. Beautiful clouds, I like the lentil shapes. Great skywatch!
    Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. like fluffy spaceships!
    I used to visit an elderly neighbor when we lived in Colorado.
    she and I would have a glass of iced tea (I was only 8 and felt very grown up)
    and we would each play the game of what the clouds looked like from her front porch!
    I am still a Sky-Watcher to this day! thanks for a great memory play-back. xoxo

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  17. The clouds look like they are hiding space ships - like Tammy said. love the photos. So beautiful. I have no idea what a lentil looks like, lol. I don't think I've ever met one or ate one.

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  18. Lenticular rolls trippingly off the tongue.

    Love,
    Janie

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  19. Such beautiful clouds.
    I will re-visit later to read about the dogs in your more recent posts :)

    All the best Jan

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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