Saturday, July 18, 2009

So Near

Yet so far. This cloud was actually dropping rain but the rain was evaporating before it could hit the ground because the humidity is so low up here. This phenomenon is called "Virga," and it's immensely frustrating.

I could smell the rain in the air and I bet the animals in the forest could, too. I wonder if the trees could somehow sense that the rain which they need so desperately was near? Sometimes it seems that Nature has a really twisted sense of humor.

They're interesting and pretty to look at, but I wish the water that they're laden with could have made it down to the ground. There hasn't been a day since the beginning of June that has been completely cloudless, but we've only had one day that it really rained. Unfortunately, it didn't last very long; a little over a minute and it was done.
If science figured out a way to put men on the moon, why can't they figure out a way to make it rain? Now that would be truly useful!


  1. Beautiful clouds! That term is new to me (thank goodness!) Hoping you all get wet soon!

  2. Glad you like the pictures, Vicki. Crossing my fingers that your hope for us comes true!

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