This first picture is from a series of cloud photos taken as potential alternative background material for pictures with a bland sky and in need of a little interest.
When I transferred the image to the computer I discovered that it included something I had not noticed with the naked eye!
This ‘skyscape’ was photographed from my garden a few days ago. I was attracted by the confrontation between the blue sky and the threatening rain cloud. At the leading edge of the cloud there appears to be a face – a personification of the conflict.
North Norfolk is noted for its flat landscape and its wide expanse of sky. Along the coast the sea breezes produce a constantly changing skyscape.
Sometimes the mood is quiet, with clouds moving gently by.
Sometimes it is busy, with puffs of cloud scudding along, driven by the breeze.
And at other times there is a gathering together, an accumulation of cloud, in more ominous fashion.
A glance at the sky indicates the time of year as heavy shower clouds are being rushed along by a strong breeze, creating characteristic ‘sunshine and showers’ weather. Beyond the reeds the rape seed is coming into flower. On the right, the track leads round to the Martello tower.
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The forecast predicted showers. The sky suggests the forecasters were right!