Hole-punch Clouds and Chewbacca
It’s Saturday. I will have even fewer blog visitors than on a work-day. I don’t have to find the narrative thread that ties any one thing with another. It’s my blog. I have a full cup of coffee. And the grand daughters are still asleep. So there.
As a life-long cloud-watcher, you can imagine my excitement to see images and read about a new kind of cloud discovered, that is not, well, natural. It is produced by airplanes, and these same plane-cloud combinations can create two kinds of snowfall: one that is narrow and corresponds to the aircraft’s path as it passes through this certain kind of cloud layer; and the other, a snowfall that might cover a considerable stretch of the landscape and leaves a circular hole in the sky. Read about it (or listen) at NPR.
And with a whip-lash change of direction, pictured, an unnamed new species of wildlife (of which there has been an ample showing lately) that I think is probably related to Chewie, though R2D2 was not spotted up Nameless Creek Valley. I will tell you this was during a session a friend and I have come to call “Solving World Problems One Six-pack At a Time.” We do it for the planet. You’re welcome.