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© 2011 Hilda Perez

I believe the stars and the sky are the eternal background to the soul. Okay…Okay.. looked like a spoon to me…..


Cirrus clouds are curly or fibrous

Cumulus clouds are puffy and piled up.

Stratus clouds are flat and/or layered

    Additionally, a prefix is frequently given to the cloud name to indicate what level of the atmosphere it is in.

    Cirro is the prefix given to high clouds, those with bases above 20,000 feet.

    Alto is the prefix given to mid-level clouds, those between 6,000 and 20,000 feet.

    Nimbo added to the beginning, or nimbus added to the end of a cloud name means the cloud is producing precipiation.


DEC 24 NIGHT © 2009 Hilda Perez


waterdrop01 © 2009 Hilda Perez

DID YOU KNOW: Falling raindrops are often depicted in popular culture as “teardrop-shaped” — round at the bottom and narrowing towards the top — but this is incorrect. Only drops of water dripping from some sources are tear-shaped at the moment of formation. Small raindrops are nearly spherical. Larger ones become increasingly flattened on the bottom, like hamburger buns; very large ones are shaped like parachutes.  Small raindrops (less than about 2 mm diameter) are approximately spherical. As they get larger (to about 5 mm diameter) they become more doughnut shaped; size is determined by  the surface tension of the water and the pressure of the air pushing up against the bottom of the drop as it falls. Beyond about 5 mm they become unstable and fragment. On average, raindrops are 1 to 2 mm in diameter.


One of the best things nature often gifts us, rich or poor, rain or shine; is that of a mesmerizing and delightful sunset. A most serene of sights. Nature’s garment of wondrous colors, and accentuated highlights and shadows;  its embedded emotions. A perfect opportunity to reflect on ……the harvest of time.
sunsetweb © 2009 Hilda Perez         Item # PS006

ALSO: Here’s a time lapse video of a portion of the preserve in my backyard,  photographed recently one late afternoon through dusk.  It took about 730 still photographs to produce this 28 second clip!