Saturday, May 5, 2007

ill liquid Sunshine

It poured down on New Orleans yesterday with more than 4 inches of rain in most spots and up to 8 inches in some. I shot this from my office window when a particular strong band was coming through. For a few minutes it was as black as midnight at 2 p.m. in the afternoon. Some street flooding, but for the most part, we pulled through okay. Just one of those Spring days when you want to stay inside.

At sunset, I caught these little saucer shaped clouds. I suppose some meteorologist can explain them -- may just be the way the rays of sunset only catch the bottom of the clouds, but the seemed very refreshing after a day of severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings.

--steve buser


Dsole said...

wow!! I really like those flufly clouds! they're so funny!
I hope this tornado warnings don't become very serious :)

Z said...

Sounds like quite a thundershower.

I love the clouds. It made me do a Google search on cloud formations. The page below takes some time to load because of all the images, but it's worth it:

Thanks for coming by Villigen Switzerland.

Tara said...

I've never seen saucer clouds like that before! Great shot!

Lothiane said...

Very interesting weather. I've never seen clouds like that.

The light in the first picture looks almost scary. Spooky in a way... :)

Greetings from
Oslo, Norway

Dan said...

Looks like the work of aliens to me! :)

Aigars Bruvelis said...

COOL shapes man