But something interesting happened as I drove home from the city today - the sky above Auckland was filled with dramatic and unusual cloud formations. I just had to stop the car at various points to take a few photos. My cell phone camera hasn't really done justice to nature's celestial art work, however, here are a few shots. Beautiful as they are, I think they mean a storm is brewing!
I've always loved clouds and, yes, I love a clear blue sky as much as the next person but clouds add character to the sky and give us clues to the coming weather. When I was a child I used to lie on my back on the lawn with my younger brothers and make pictures in the clouds, it was a competition to see who could find the most. Even now I will, often unwittingly, see a face or a ship or a giant sleeping in them.