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Lenticularis – a rare lens-shaped cloud formation

Rare lens shaped clouds in New Zealnd

Lens shaped clouds

Lenticularis is a rare lens-shaped cloud formation that occurs as a result of moist air flow around mountains. The name is obviously derived from its lens shape, which not unlike the stylised figure of a flying saucer.

These clouds can occur at all levels (high, medium or low) but the most […]

Duplicatus – A Rare Cloud Formation

Cirrostratus Duplicatus cloud

Cirrostratus Duplicatus cloud

Duplicatus is one of the rare clouds listed in the Cloud Collectors Handbook and is assigned 25 points + 15 bonus points in the collector’s scoring table. The name Duplicatus refers to a cloud formation of different layers.

The rarity of Duplicatus clouds is not due to occurence but to visibility.

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A Day at the Beach – a Cloudspotters Joy 2

Clouds over Crrumbin Beach

Beautiful day one at Currumbin

This summer’s wet made a stay at the beach pretty miserable and not conducive to cloud spotting. Our first day was sunny conning us into believing the worst of the wet had passed. Alas the wet returned the next day, but there were a few days of clear weather […]

Clouds and Fogs

Altocumulus clouds over Brisbane

Altocumulus clouds Brisbane

In an earlier Blog entitled “A Day at the Beach – a Cloud Spotter’s Joy” I waxed lyrical about the joys of looking up regularly to enjoy God’s screen saver. I followed this advice last Friday morning on my way to fill the car and saw a sky crammed full of […]

A Day at the Beach – A Cloudspotter’s Joy

Clouds and rainbow over the sea at Currumbin

There are many things to enjoy at the beach: the sand; surf; long walks and fishing, but above all is the lovely expanse of sky with its ever changing cloudscapes. Something is always happening and the sky could be regarded as God’s screensaver.

Earlier this year Judy and I spent a few days at Currumbin […]

Welcome

Ted and Judy out and about near Tenterfield

Welcome to our Blog

Ted and Judy out and about near Tenterfield

As a welcome message to our blog we thought it would be useful for visitors if we expanded the details in the About Us page. The intention is to provide more on our background and what you might expect from our […]