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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Snow clouds? and Thank you!

The skies here during the sunset caught my eye tonight (or should I say late afternoon since it was around 4:30 pm). It was like a pink and purple leopard print across the sky. We have a chance of snow predicted for tomorrow, and all day my girls have been asking if we thought it would snow. Often times the clouds just look like "snow clouds" but today for most of the day it was clear blue without a cloud in sight. Thinking about the clouds made me remember learning about the different types of clouds when I was in school and how fascinated I was with them. I still love looking at the clouds now, to me there's nothing prettier than big fluffy cumulus clouds on a blue sky. I found an interesting website that shows different types of clouds and the possible weather that could be forecasted by them.

So what's your opinion? Stratocumulus? I have no idea, but it sure was a pretty sky. Hopefully we'll see some snowflakes falling when we wake up.

Something else I could never have forecast were all the friends I'd meet through blogging. Recently I won a giveaway from Darla of More Family and Flowers. The package arrived yesterday full of lots of goodies. Darla still has lots blooming in her Florida garden so if you need a flower fix, go visit her.

The Littlest Gardener couldn't wait to put on her shirt that Darla made. She made one for the Muscle too!

It felt like Christmas going through all the treats. Thank you Darla!

And a special message to Darla:
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27 comments:

  1. Catherine, great link. I'm bookmarking it for reference, thanks. I think it might be Altocumulus or Altocumulus perlucidus ... but I'm confused...

    Amazing sunset and great stuff from Darla!

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  2. Wow - wouldn't know what sort of cloud, but it sure looks amazing! Hope you wake up to some snow!

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  3. Oh, the Littlest Gardener is precious in her shirt from Darla! Thank you for sharing the awesome sky/clouds - so pretty! I hope your girls get some snow to play in today.

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  4. Good Grief Catherine I have tears dripping in my coffee...Just precious..I'm glad ya'll had fun opening the package...Oh and that sky is beautiful!!! Haven't a clue about the clouds, I'd have to ask my kids...

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  5. This is just the happiest post, Catherine! Darla is a sweetheart and how amazing are the friends made through blogging? I never would have imagined that when I starting out writing posts. The Muscle, HA. The littlest gardener is so adorable, I can see Darla dripping with tears too. The sky is beautiful, I love the leopard analogy! :-)
    Frances

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  6. Stunning sunset shot - and the video is adorable!!! I think the snow will come tonight. Keep cozy! Bonnie

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  7. What a great package you got. Love the shirt on The Littlest Gardener. Cute video too.
    Your sky shot it gorgeous. I miss seeing beautiful skies up here in the woods. Haven't seen a sunrise or sunset in years unless I go down below.
    I hope you get some snow for the girls to play in. I know, as kids we always loved it and I think we got more snow here back then. I know there were more sleds around then too.

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  8. Catherine, I tell you that Darla! She is one of the sweetest, most giving people I've ever "met." She blessed me with flower seeds from her garden last spring, just to be nice. And then two Peace sign T-Shirts she said were prototypes but hello, they were perfect. You definitely hit the jackpot. I love the T-shirts she specially designed. ... Beautiful sky photo. Any snow yet? Friday night was a nightmare here. Freezing rain. Awful stuff. The paper said there were around 70 crashes. Thank God no one was seriously injured. It's "warmed" now to a balmy 35 degrees. I'll have to go out and assess the damage. I'm sure there will be plant casualties. How about you?

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  9. A little snow would be nice to top off all of this cold! Cute shirts! Cute little model.

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  10. I'll have to check out that site ... I love clouds

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  11. It started snowing just a little while ago, not sure if it will accumulate but it looks pretty.

    Darla - Thanks again :)

    Grace - I already see things I planted at the beginning of fall that I'm sure are dead :( Who knew it would get this cold this early. Glad we missed that storm, it's scary to have to drive in that type of weather.

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  12. I know nothing about clouds, I just like to look at them! Your sky is beautiful and if you want snow, I hope you get it. Just don't send it in a south easternly direction!! :-)

    What a great package you received too. That would absolutely satisfy me for Christmas. Gardeners are the best! Congrats. and how sweet of Darla.

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  13. I won't even begin to tell you how many times I have played this video..!! My husband and one of my kids have seen it and said it's very special..Now I have a couple of the other kids to show it to!!

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  14. Hi Catherine - What a lovely sky shot! I saw that polka-dot sunset too but didn't think of leopard, good one. My daughter is studying weather in 1st grade and clouds have been a fun focus. I don't get the mixed layers too well, but have learned stratus, cumulus and cirrus pretty much! I agree, it's astonishing how many fun friendships have been made possible by this medium. Your Darla package looks amazing and your daughter is the cutest thing! No snow here yet but the kids can keep hoping, right?

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  15. Beautiful sky! THrilled to learn it has started snowing.We never get to see the snow here. I see it only when I go to the Himalayas in autumn.

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  16. What a great package from Darla. I'm not surprised. She's quite talented.

    Lovely sky pic. Hope the kids get snow.

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  17. Hi Catherine, is that cute and lovely girl your daughter??
    A wonderful gift from your blogger friend, how lucky of you!!
    That sky is superb!!!
    Cariños
    Maria Cecilia

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  18. Marica Cecilia - Yes, that's my youngest daughter :)

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  19. Catherine, you hit the jackpot. ;) How cute is that "littlest gardener"?

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  20. Beautiful post !! Nice shots and nice video !! I enjoyed this post !!Unseen Rajasthan

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  21. G'day Catherine ~ What a breathtaking shot of sunset. And that wee one is darling ... congrats! on your lovely gifts.

    Merry Christmas, TTFN ~ Marydon
    **NEW BLOG** blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi Catherine,
    Your pink clouds are beautiful. Here, we have stormy thunderheads in the summer and regular winter clouds this time of year.

    What a thoughtful gift. I am also pleasantly surprised at how many nice friends I have made since blogging - including you :0)

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  23. I always look to the sky with wonder. Wondering what lays up there beyond the clouds. Yes, blogging has altered my life in so many ways as well. So many different people with varied interests all over the world. Life is sweet!
    Brenda

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  24. Catherine, The sky is wonderful! My two favorite colors up there in gorgeous technicolor! Isn't Darla the best! The shirts she made for the Littlest Garden and The Muscle are sweet. Speaking of sweet~~Your daughter is adorable.

    gail

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  25. oh that is a beautiful shot. And the website you shared with us is very informative.

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  26. What a wonderful package! Darla is awesome! You little gardener is so adorable!!! :)

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  27. Ahhh ... Darla is a sweetie. I still have the soy candles she sent me all the way across the globe. She's adorable.
    I love the sky ... Beautiful!! Whatever they call it.

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