Tuesday, 10 December 2013


Tis my choice this week and Ive chosen Cloud Formation.

Update on my Mac
(Once again - thanks to Julie for pinching some of my photos,without these I wouldn't be able to post on Header challenge) update on the Mac, we pick it up on Wednesday,(Thats why Im posting on Tues), minus the photos, but our chappie  at the Mac hospital says we can get them off Cloud - even that it malfunctioned, and he will tell us how to go about it.
(Fingers & Toes Crossed)lol

My Header
This cloud is called - A single cell capillatus Incus, from the family of Cumulonimbus.
Taken just outside of Durham City Cathedral.
Durham City lies in a valley and the Cathedral sits Proudly on a hill.

As we approached the Cathedral we noticed folk photographing, so we hurried to see whats going on - to our excitement we saw  this cloud - WOW what a fantastic sight, so we photographed it, and then it suddenly melted away, thats whats known as - being at the right spot at the right time, lol.
With Durham City lying in a valley, I doubt that this would be seen from the city.

My Post Pics

 Great formation as the sun sets.

 A Collection of different cloud formations

 Cloud Formations around the Full Moon

 The Contrast of Light and Dark Cloud Formations

Love this  Super Colour of this Cloud Formation

 Storm Cloud Formation - with a Rainbow.

 A Rare -Upside Down Rainbow in a feather like Cloud Formation
 I really love this Cloud Formation also, It just rolls in the the sea.

Now - as Christmas is nearly upon us

SANTA - In a Cloud Formatin.
Do you see Santa???

Ok folks, thats all for this week, now please go to my side bar (near my shield)and visit the other HEADBANGERS and see their take on CLOUD FORMATION.



DeniseinVA said...

Being in the right place at the right time but also being fast enough to capture some fantastic photos such as these. All brilliant! Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year!

Rick said...

Loved the header. A wonderful collection of clouds Stewart - they are fascinating, aren't they. [I was reminded of the song 'Both Sides Now'].

Here's an early wish for a blessed Christmas for you and yours. Enjoy this season of Peace and Hope - not the kind that the world promises.

Jackie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
That header is an award-winner in my opinion.

Gattina said...

Wonderful sky pictures ! I love the moon picture the most, it's so romantic !

RuneE said...

Let's hope that your machine and your photos will return from the Cloud :-)

But meanwhile - these look absolutely marvellous.- Pure Gold some of them :-)

And a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to both you and Julie!

Linda said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous...magical! An amazing header! I love Dean Martin songs, so thanks so much for sharing this as well!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy, prosperous and safe Christmas and New Year to you and your family.

George said...

Your header is absolutely fantastic, but all of your cloud photos are beautiful. I hope you get your Mac (and photos) tomorrow with no problems whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

Your photos are wonderful - just gorgeous!

Nice to see you again. Hope all is well.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My Gosh… That is awesome---all of them. But the header just took my breath away… WOW-WOW-WOW…. That's one of the best you have ever done…. I'm SO impressed…

Had a nice service for Dad Adams yesterday --and got to see many old friends and family members. We also enjoyed a family lunch together. Dad is in a better place now… Thanks be to God.

ju-north said...

An excellent series especially the first one taken in Durham. We saw a formation in Scotland that looked like a stack of frisbees but don't know the name. You've captured the clouds so well

Craver Vii said...

The Capitalus Incus is impressive, but my favorite is the one that looks like a flat sheet of loosely woven fabric.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Very nice Mac, what a neat post with some great cloud formations.

Lew said...

Great bunch of clouds! Header is awesome! And might the last one be Dickens' Santa of Christmas past?

Christine said...

Wow, all of your captures are amazing. Yeah, sometimes clouds are being in the right place at the right time. But also having the right settings... the images are simply beautiful.

Sandy Carlson said...

These are out of this world--fantastic! I saw Santa in the clouds before I read your caption! That was fun.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!