Not Fishy At All

Wavy and fluffy

Yesterday morning’s waves (Nikon Coolpix S6200)

As you probably can tell, I love clouds. When I’m outside, I’m always gazing up and marveling at nature’s fluffy show.

Stretching for miles and miles (Nikon Coolpix S6200)

Stretching for miles and miles

But I’ve never seen anything quite like the last two days. The wavy, billowy pillows looked simply amazing as they blanketed the sky in the Houston area.

According to Eric Berger, who covers science for the “Houston Chronicle,” these are altocumulus clouds. All I know is that they not only looked great in the morning . . .

Last night’s beautiful pink sunset (Nikon 1 V1)

Last night’s beautiful pink sunset (Nikon 1 V1)

. . . but they also appeared spectacular during sunset’s glow.

Berger says there’s a special “fish” term for this kind of sky. Need a clue to the name? Easy! When you see these unusual-looking clouds, you can’t help but exclaim . . .

Holy mackerel!

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