We comment about our daily lives, and events around us, and in the wide world beyond. This is a photo taken of Hanne outside Athens Creek in November 2012, at Penticton, BC.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Pigeon Lake Alberta
Courtesy of Wikipedia
Thunder Cloud, Hinton Alberta
Dust Cloud, Thorsby Alberta
We have a keen photographic interest in clouds, hence today's photos. But did you know of Luke Howard ( 1772-1864 )? He was clever enough to use Latin to describe clouds, otherwise we could probably be describing them using French words ( Lamarck ). Luke was responsible for the words cumulus, stratus, cirrhus, etc., and their transitions, which we still use today. There is a blue memorial plaque on a house in Tottenham, London, where he died. Clouds are made of water technically called an aerosol, and on other planets, are made of methane or other chemicals. Oh by the way, the "Cloud" in computer technology is so named because of its shape. ( see diagram).