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Clouds

“On cloudy days I just want to raise my arm up, stand on my toes, and screw a light bulb into the sky. Don’t worry, my light bulb is energy efficient—it runs on solar power.”
― Jarod Kintz: This is the best book I’ve ever written, and it still sucks

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I love watching the clouds and it’s fun taking photos of them.  Sometimes you can see images and everyone see something different.

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Clouds are made up of tiny water droplets and ice crystals that are so small they can float in the air.  If the droplets become large enough, you will be able to see them as cloud or fog. If they become even larger, they can fall as rain (or snow).

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Clouds can take on all sorts of shapes and sizes, ranging from thin wispy clouds (cirrus) to large, dark menacing clouds (cumulonimbus). While there are several factors that influence and affect the formation of clouds, the sun plays a major role in producing clouds.

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It is important to note that this is just an explanation of basic cloud formation. There are several other factors that can influence and affect cloud growth and formation.

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Most clouds are white. That’s because water and ice particles that make up a cloud have just the right amount and sizes to scatter light in all possible wavelengths. When light of practically all wavelengths combine, the result is white light.

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However, when too many water and ice particles build up, just like in a storm cloud, much of the scattered light is simply re-scattered into the cloud. In other words, too much particles prevent some of the light from escaping. Hence is the reason why storm clouds are dark.

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When I see clouds like this, I am reminded of the saying: ‘ Every cloud has a silver lining.’

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I tells me I should never feel hopeless because difficult times always lead to better days.

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So, remember when you have those ‘Clouds in my Coffee’ days, things will get better, no matter what.  I know I am grateful that I can still look up at the sky and see the clouds. :D

Why do I love clouds? Because you can’t save a cloud like you can save a leaf or a flower or a rock — clouds are now. ~Terri Guillemets

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