This week's theme is "Sky is the Limit". Technically, I took this image yesterday with my Droid phone. But I knew it was absolutely perfect for this week's theme. Wouldn't you agree? The photo really does not show the full depth of the clouds despite my attempts to pull every ounce of it through processing. My oldest son and I were in the car driving along and I couldn't help but be a bit mesmerized looking at the sky. The clouds looked as if they were painted on – large brush strokes, full of depth and texture. Truly a sight to be seen in person.
The local weatherman had a brief mention about these clouds on the late night news, but I didn't catch the name or the phenomenon behind their formation. So I did some searching online and found that these are a somewhat newly discovered cloud type which has been named Altocumulus undulatus asperatus. "Undulatus" means to undulate (having a wavy surface or edge), but with this variety, the rolls are more like a chaotic wave formation, hence the name "asperatus", which is Latin for agitated. You can read more about this here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undulatus_asperatus.
Are you doing your own Project 52 or Project 365/66? If so, please post a link to your images in the comments below. 🙂