Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rainy Skies Ahead





My mom always told me these are called mackerel clouds, that when the sky is full of dots and cottony, spotted patterns it means a storm is coming.

These photos are from several months ago, but I am posting them now in hopes that it will rain. Usually our rainy season starts in late October/early November and goes strong through March. Then we have a dry period for the rest of the year. It's no mid-January and we've not yet had any real rain this winter.

That looks like it may change, however, as the forecast is full of wet days starting tomorrow. I really, really hope this happens. For as much as I dislike cold, damp, dreary days it's making me depressed *not* to have them because there is no ignoring the strange changes in climate and what this means for our future.

4 comments:

laundrygirl said...

Mackerel clouds... hmmm, who knew?
Yes, it heard rain is coming so today I have been trying to paint as many sculptures as I can before the sun goes down.
I hope all is well with you! I have a new blog that you can find by clicking the link...

Foto Clipping said...

beautiful clouds....... Really liked it.

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Marx said...

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Lisawhite said...

Great shot!Very nice photos!
Thanks for sharing!