February 8, 2011 § 2 Comments
In the fourth grade we studied the names of the clouds. We sketched them and kept a notebook. I loved knowing their names. My brothers had a record – remember that, Brandt? – “What makes the thunder, what makes the rain, what makes the…??…come again?” I don’t remember how the rest of it goes or what else was on the recording. Do you? One thing I learned today is the name of the man who named the clouds. Luke Howard. Check it out. And the related links. The Weather Notebook’s Nationally Syndicated Radio Show is – alas – no longer, but maybe something similar (I haven’t researched)? and loads of sites with photos and information about clouds and their weather.
Meanwhile I’ll sit here a bit longer and watch. That one stratus mid-left is almost a cheetah running. See that? Going really fast – front and hind legs stretched way out. . . . now here’s the light show.