The love of observing clouds

But, not just any clouds, mind you. The clouds this blogger loves to watch and appreciate the most are those of the American Southwest, particularly of the High Desert regions of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Somehow, someway they are different than other cloud formations seen elsewhere. I don’t know if it’s the altitude, the latitude, the longitude, the winds, the angle of the sun, the topography, the up-drafts, the thermals, the jet stream, the weather patterns, the lack of air pollution, or what it is that makes them so damn amazing, particularly in New Mexico.

Angel or Flying Nun cloud formation over Albuquerque

Included with the post are some of the photos taken over the past month in New Mexico of fascinating cloud formations. It is my hope that you will enjoy them too. Particularly interesting is how so many different cloud types can be seen at the same time in the same view. Enjoy!

Sun prism through the clouds
A cloud street above a fencerow
Duck or loon-shaped cloud over the Laguna del Perro Salt Flats
Clouds at Sunset in Albuquerque on 11/2/21


If clouds fascinate you too, here are two books on the topic which are available through* I’m currently in the midst of reading The Cloudspotter’s Guide and find it very interesting and enjoyable.

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