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Saturday, August 17, 2013


Hi Everybody!!
The question of the day is not: where is the rain. The real question is: how the heck did it miss me? I had rain clouds most of the day. Radar showed rain all around and heading straight at me. People were calling discussing rain. They were emailing about the rain. Bottom line at the end of the day: No Rain Here. Your photostudy tonight is of the beautiful rain clouds and all shades of Grey. To point out the levels of grey, I found a grey Kite! The photos suggest it is cold and wet. It is really very hot and humid. But it was a grey day-sometimes it takes a grey day to make You appreciate the blue skies and sunshine! Enjoy!



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grey or gray is an intermediate color between black and white, a neutral or achromatic color, meaning literally a color "without color." [2] It is the color of a cloud-covered sky, of ash and of lead.[3]
The first recorded use of grey as a color name in the English language was in AD 700.[4] Grey is the British, Canadian, Australian, Irish, New Zealand and South African spelling, although gray remained in common usage in the UK until the second half of the 20th century.[5] Gray has been the preferred American spelling since approximately 1825,[6] althoughgrey is an accepted variant.[7][8]
Color icon gray v2.svg
Common connotations
pessimismdepression, blandness, boredom, neutrality, fogundefinednessold age,contentment, the brain (grey matter) and speed
About these coordinates    Color coordinates
Hex triplet#808080
sRGBB    (rgb)(128, 128, 128)
CMYKH   (cmyk)(0, 0, 0, 50)
HSV       (hsv)(--°, 0%, 50%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Grey storm clouds[edit source | editbeta]

Storm clouds towards Clare IslandIreland.
The whiteness or darkness of clouds is a function of their depth. Small, fluffy white clouds in summer look white because the sunlight is being scattered by the tiny water droplets they contain, and that white light comes to the viewer's eye. However, as clouds become larger and thicker, the white light cannot penetrate through the cloud, and is reflected off the top. Clouds look darkest grey during thunderstorms, when they can be as much as 20,000 to 30,000 feet high.
Stratiform clouds are a layer of clouds that covers the entire sky, and which have a depth of between a few hundred to a few thousand feet thick. The thicker the clouds, the darker they appear from below, because little of the sunlight is able to pass through. From above, in an airplane, the same clouds look perfectly white, but from the ground the sky looks gloomy and grey.[14]

The greying of hair[edit source | editbeta]

The color of a person's hair is created by the pigment melanin, found in the core of each hair. Melanin is also responsible for the color of the skin and of the eyes. There are only two types of pigment; dark (eumelanin) or light (phaeomelanin). Combined in various combinations, these pigments create all natural hair colors.
Melanin itself is the product of a specialized cell, the melanocyte, which is found in each hair follicle, from which the hair grows. As hair grows, the melanocyte injects melanin into the hair cells, which contain the protein keratin and which makes up our hair, skin, and nails. As long as the melanocytes continue injecting melanin into the hair cells, the hair retains its original color. At a certain age, however, which varies from person to person, the amount of melanin injected is reduced and eventually stops. The hair, without pigment, turns grey and eventually white. The reason for this decline of production of melanocytes is uncertain. In the February 2005 issue ofScience, a team of Harvard scientists suggested that the cause was the failure of the melanocyte stem cells to maintain the production of the essential pigments, due to age or genetic factors, after a certain period of time. For some people, the breakdown comes in their twenties; for others, many years later.[15] According to the site of the magazine Scientific American, "Generally speaking, among Caucasians 50 percent are 50 percent gray by age 50."[16] Adult male gorillas also develop silver hair but only on their backs, see Physical characteristics of gorillas.

Animal color[edit source | editbeta]

Grey is a very common color for animals, birds and fish, ranging in size from whales to mice. It provides a natural camouflage and allows them to blend with their surroundings.

Grey matter of the brain[edit source | editbeta]

The substance that composes the brain is sometimes referred to as grey matter, or "the little grey cells", so the color grey is associated with things intellectual. However, the living human brain is actually pink in color; it only turns grey when dead.

Nanotechnology and grey goo[edit source | editbeta]

Grey goo is to a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario, also known as ecophagy: out-of-control self-replicating nanobots consume all living matter on Earth while building more of themselves.[19]

Grey noise[edit source | editbeta]

In sound engineering, grey noise is random noise subjected to a psychoacoustic equal loudness curve, such as an inverted A-weighting curve, over a given range of frequencies, giving the listener the perception that it is equally loud at all frequencies.

Ethics[edit source | editbeta]

In ethics, grey is either used pejoratively to describe situations that have no clear moral value; "the grey area", or positively to balance an all-black or all-white view - for example, shades of grey represent magnitudes of good and bad.

Folklore[edit source | editbeta]

In folklore, grey is often associated with goblinselves and other legendary mischievous creatures. Scandinavian folklore often depicts gnomes and nisser in grey clothing. This is partly because of their association with dusk, as well as because these creatures were said to be outside traditional moral standards of black and white.

New Resource I found that You will want to keep if You are in Texas-

Texas Drought Information

Large sections of the state are experiencing exceptional or extreme drought. These prolonged, dry conditions put a strain on water supplies for all uses. Here is information to help you make better decisions about water use, including surface and groundwater regulations, and emergency procedures.


Drought and Public Water Systems

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Active Priority Calls on Surface Water Rights

  • Brazos River Priority-Call Area
    • 2013 (began July 2, 2013)
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