Don't Catch a Falling Knife

Norfolk Nebraska clouds before the storm. Norfolk Nebraska clouds before the storm. Norfolk Nebraska clouds before the storm.

Sometimes very ominous in appearance, mammatus clouds are harmless and do not mean that a tornado is about to form; a commonly held misconception. In fact, mammatus are usually seen after the worst of a thunderstorm has passed.

MAMMATUS clouds are most often associated with the anvil cloud & severe thunderstorms. They often extend from the base of a cumulonimbus but may also be found under altocumulus, altostratus, stratocumulus, & cirrus clouds as well as volcanic ash clouds^

Algodão doce no céu.

The Color Contrast between the clouds and the dark blue sky in this picture is very dramatic. I really like it for that reason though.

Mammatus Clouds

Image: Steve took it Iowa If the weather vane doesn’t warn that there’s a storm a brewing’ then the mammatus clouds certainly do – and it sure as heck hailed shortly after this beautifully composed shot was taken somewhere in Iowa.


A rare cloud formation called a mammatus, where clouds take on a bubble-like shape, appeared in the skies above Regina, Saskatchewan in Canada.

Mammatus clouds develop on the edge of a severe thunderstorm in northern Oklahoma on June 16, 2005.    Jim Reed has been photographing and reporting on extreme weather for 21 years, and has been reconized as one of the world's most accomplished extreme-weather photographers,

Professional storm chaser

Photo by professional storm chaser, Jim Reed-Mammatus clouds develop on the edge of a severe thunderstorm in northern Oklahoma on June

.love being on a plane and looking out on this

Above the clouds: Savannah London Looks like the clouds I was up in when the engines went out on the plane

When Lightning Strikes Sand. Fulgurites (Latin, meaning "thunderbolt")  Sometimes referred to as petrified lightning, they are natural hollow glass tubes formed by lightning strikes in quartzose sand, silica, or soil. (Wikipedpia)

When Lightning Strikes Sand

Fulgurite - Sand hit by lightning. This picture is not Fulgurite by the way.This is a stick with wet sand on it.Fulgurite is usually found in the ground where lightning has struck and is usually very small glass tubules.

Rare Cloud Causes Social Media Storm - CBS Sacramento

An unusual cloud spotted in Stockton caused a storm on social media Friday afternoon.

angel clouds

A heavenly angel shape appears in a cloud above The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. - Saw it while searching for another pic.

Light Trail Photographs by Joel James Devlin

Light Trail Photographs by Joel James Devlin

Photographer Takehito Miyatake Captures the Brilliant Natural Light Shows of Japan

"Out of this world"

Moonlight: And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

Gorgeous clouds!

Rest your weary head, child, on the pillows of angels.Nebraska,USA, photo by Brettnickeson. Breath-taking.