Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Marshmallow (Altocumulus) Clouds, Jamestown, NC
I was out for a late afternoon "Take Five" drive to nowhere in particular today, when I crested a hill with a relatively unobstructed view of the sky. An interesting wall cloud of billowing radiant white rows appeared on the immediate horizon and blitzed toward me like an invading army. Within minutes it began to overtake the lowering sun and obscure its extended rays. Although it was not as animated, the temperature simultaneously began to drop in lock step with the assaulting columns of vaporous invaders. And within the hour, the sunset revealed a clear, cold blue sky that had acquiesced to the change of the season.