Clouds & Sky
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Clouds and Sky

"the daily bread of the eyes" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Clouds are not permitted directly over the ranch during daylight hours.  But the ranch is an excellent viewpoint for beautiful clouds and clear blue skies. 



June 30, 2006


August 15, 2004

Altocumulus Lenticularis

Cloud on right is a partially formed "Lennie" formed when air was forced up over a mountain (probably Bachelor). October 2, 2007.

Cirrocumulus undulatus

March 22, 2007


January 23, 2006


June 30, 2006


September 23, 2006

Cumulus humilis (single clouds) with Stratocumulus behind, Cirrus above

June 30, 2006

Cumulus mediocris in front, Stratocumulus behind

June 30, 2006

Cumulus dieselis (not an official cloud name)

July 29, 2008

Cumulus and Stratocumulus

Red dawn. October 8, 2007.

Moonrise Over Paulina

July 16, 2008

Moonrise, Jupiter

July 17, 2008 The light above and to the right is Jupiter at its closest approach to earth in 2008.


April 23, 2005

Steam Fog (Type of Stratus)

April 19, 2007, 6:20 AM, Air temperature 19 degrees

Stratocumulus praecipitatio

Rain at sunset. August 29, 2007.

Stratocumulus - Early Morning

August 2, 2007

Sunset - Stratocumulus

August 1, 2007 Photo by Four Peaks

Sunset - Stratocumulus

August 6, 2005 Photo by Four Peaks

Sunset - Three Clouds

Stratocumulus with small lenticular above, contrail at top. June 25, 2008. Photo by Four Peaks

Sunset - Yellow and Gold

June 8, 2008 Photo by Four Peaks


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