I’ve been hoping to catch a lenticular cloud over Humbug Mountain and today was the closest I’ve come to one. There it was Humbug wearing a white cap on its peak. What amazed me was how quickly it formed, dissipated and formed again. Pity the mist or fog was a bit thick for a clear shot.
Word of the day: Lenticular- lens shaped.
According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Jesse Ferrell, lenticular clouds are formed when air moves over mountains, cooling sufficiently for condensation to take place. Lenticular clouds are different from other clouds because they don’t move, he said.
“They are continually reformed over the same location by new air rising up and over a mountain, condensing and producing the clouds,” Ferrell said.
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
― Thich Nhat Hanh