When I was a kid, we would lay out on blankets in the yard and watch the clouds roll by. We imagined what shapes they reminded us of. There were many poodles, angels and boats, as I recall. It was a perfect time to daydream and wonder about the mysteries of the big sky. Despite being told by Dad to get my head out of the clouds, I never did. I have been a skywatcher all my life. After 60+ years, I can say that I know exactly nothing about the mysteries of the Sky. I have learned alot about the clouds. Tonight we will look at the life of the clouds I named X and O. They came over from Billy's house at 11:25. They were completely melted by 11:43. They existed in puffy cloud form for 18 minutes. You might wonder what is the purpose of the clouds life? Well, X and O existed just for me to photograph and share with you in your photostudy tonight. Up close and far away-put your head in the clouds for a few minutes to get to know them! Enjoy!
Cumulus clouds are white and puffy — they look like pieces of floating cotton or popcorn. They form during fair weather. The base of each cloud is flat and the top of each cloud is rounded. When the tops of the clouds start to look like cauliflower, it is called cumulus congestus or towering cumulus. These clouds grow upward and they can develop into giant cumulonimbus clouds, which are thunderstorm clouds.
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Puffy Cloud X and Puffy Cloud O: their life and the end of their life as they melt away!
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