Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Oklahoma sky at sunset



This is what we saw during our post-dinner walk last night. The photo doesn't quite do it justice, but perhaps you can see why Steve said the sky reminded him of a Van Gogh painting.

Does anyone know the technical term for these sorts of clouds?

[Cross-posted from Livejournal]

6 comments:

  1. i think the technical term is "gorgeous" :) thanks for posting this!

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  2. Lovely! I'm going to guess stratocirrus, though I have no idea on the spelling.

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  3. Wow! Beautiful. And I think they're cirrus clouds made up of ice crystals instead of water (I knew my physical geography major would come in handy one day :-])

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  4. Thanks for the feedback, ladies! Caroline, I love the term "strato-cirrus" -- sounds like a Roman gladiator, or something. Heh.

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  5. Thank you Sonia for teaching me how to post a comment! Thanks also for sharing such an amazing shot. I assume those are the tops (crennalated peaks) of houses, could be mountains. Frameable.

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  6. I totally agree with Steve. In fact, when I first glanced at the photo, I tried to remember a Van Gogh that had mountains. Beautiful!

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