Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pic Today 11/3/11




THE SEASON FOR CONTRAILS

. . . and amazing clouds
we don't see any other time of the year.

Autumn brings cold, dry air.
It's how and why we see
totally different clouds.

Like contrails.

Contrails are short for
"condensation trails" (vapor trails),
left behind by jet aircraft.

Jet exhaust is carbon dioxide and water vapor.
The water hits the dry, cold atmosphere of autumn,
and leaves frozen straight-line traces in the sky.

Technically, contrails are man-made clouds . . .
but they're more like "chalk lines" against an azure sky.
A sure sign that winter's on the way.

There are many different clouds worth seeing,
now that summer is past.
Some like brush strokes on a blue canvass.

And then there's the sunsets . . .


10 comments:

  1. Ale co to się dzieje?! Dlaczego tyle samolotów równocześnie? Jako obraz piękne, jako życie - straszne ...

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  2. very nice drawings ... these clouds a good idea

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  3. Clouds, sunsets, magnificent nature that awakens silence and feelings.
    Congratulations Rick, your shots are great!
    oa.s

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  4. Que bonito…gracias por llevarnos a esos trocitos de cielo… ;-)

    Un placer pasar por aquí amigo

    Muackss!!

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  5. Reaallly nice photos! Loved them! Visit my blog too! :)

    http://lunaparkqueen.blogspot.com

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  6. fantastic work, Rick! The second one is my favorite! xx have a nice weekent

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  7. My friend, you're a poet ...
    Thousands of kisses.

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  8. Preciosos trazos en este bello cielo, la última tiene unos colores preciosos, un abrazo Rick

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