November Sky

The first half of November has brought us some fine sky.

It is November, so of course we’ve had plain old gray obscuration with wet, like the last fourteen or so hours which brought us two and thirty-seven hundredths of rain.

The approach of a storm system can give us monochromatic skyscapes of great variety and interest.

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Approaching storm, seen from the Tisbury Park’n’Ride.

The clouds come and go, never appearing the same way twice.

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Clouds gather over Tisbury Great Pond. 

There are the days in-between, whose simple meteorological designation of “partly cloudy” does not do justice to the displays above us.

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A layer cake: clears, contrails, cumulus and stratus family, layer over dunegrass, saltbush, phragmites and an oaken horizon. Quansoo, Chilmark, Massachusetts. 

Patterns in the clouds echo patterns on the land, and vice versa…

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What’s going on in this next photo? It looks like a whole section of cloud has detached from a parent layer, and is dropping to earth.

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Parting of the Sky,  Quansoo. 

And…we’ve had days so clear and blue….

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Blue on Blue. Black Point Marshes, Chilmark, MA

Days so clear and blue — that you become driven to seek out fields and flats, or a beach, or a boat in the ocean, to be able to look up to experience above that celestial hemisphere of stunning cloudless azurine.



2 responses to “November Sky

  1. It must be nice. We had smoke for many days. It cleared out for a day, only for the smoke from the Camp Fire that burned Paradise to move in. It is really bad now.

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