Sunday Selections # 241

Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
  Andrew often joins in too.

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I have some sky photos for you.

I've seen streaky clouds before, but never like this.

like someone took a dry paint brush and lightly dragged it across the fluffy clouds.

almost half the sky was streaked this way, but the prettiest streaks were right above me.

must be pockets of wind faster than the rest of the air, zipping from cloud mass to cloud mass or something.

truthfully, the camera just doesn't show it as well as real life viewing. 

you could get a better look by enlarging the images

there must be air currents swirling in all directions

I spent so long turning in circles with my camera aimed at the sky I almost got dizzy

I was on my way to the bus stop so I thought I'd better get going,

when I got to the bus stop, I saw this 'white rabbit' streaking across the sky! (I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date...)

near the bus stop four new townhouses are being constructed, two at the front, two at the back,

two stories, living, kitchen, laundry and toilet downstairs, three bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.

this one at the front is the only one still unsold.

when I got home again I got something out of the freezer for dinner and noticed this>>>

very pretty frost pattern had formed inside the lid. I've never seen that happen before.


  1. LOVE the streaky clouds. And would have joined you spinning and clicking.
    The frost pattern is pretty too.

  2. I wonder what does cause clouds like that. You are probably correct in your thoughts. The rabbit is so clear. The ice pattern is weird. It is clearly a bush scene and there are birds.

  3. You've had a very observant week, River! :) Those clouds are like a light dusting of icing sugar or flour over a kitchen bench surface. Well captured

    I hope you have a week filled with good things. Cuddles to Angel. :)

  4. They are different clouds never noticed any like that myself.

  5. Elephant's Child; a couple of hours later there wasn't a cloud in sight.

    Andrew; the ice pattern looks more like ferns to me. If you enlarge the rabbit cloud you can see his eye and mouth.

    Lee; Angel had his cuddle early this morning. I woke to find him purring beside my pillow with one paw across my arm.

    Merle; I always look up to see what patterns I can find, but these were so unusual I just had to take photos.

  6. ... I love your cloud photos River... so delicate and pretty... your frozen meal.. I've had this happen to me too. I remember years ago, when my son was very young, making jelly and putting it in the freezer to set. I forgot to check it and when we took it out it had shattered into pieces.. and my son refused to eat it. He said it had 'gone off' ....I still giggle when I think of this...
    Barb xxx

  7. I love a townhouse. I lived in two in Adelaide and I really think they are a brilliant concept. :)

    Here's my post this week - Sunday Selections Week 37

  8. Barbara; frozen jelly! You could suck it like ice blocks.

    Snoskred; if you want a garden area they're not such a good idea, but ideal for someone like my friend D who rarely leaves her computer. Or people who are just too busy working and socialising to be bothered with gardening.

  9. Fabulous sky photos, River.
    I’m an air sign and have always been fascinated with the wind, the sky and cloud formations. These look like cirrus clouds – commonly called “mares tails” blending into cirrocumulus – often called “mackerel sky”.
    They belong in the “high cloud” group. There might be a small front coming your way.

    Along with “red sky at night…", there is an old weather saying - “mares tails and mackerel scales make tall ships carry low sails”.

    The frosty flakes are so pretty.

    Love the white rabbit! Reminds me that I need to get cracking on yours…

  10. Beautiful sky...streaks are something different. I see many creatures or part flowers there...

  11. That just shows how COLD this winter has been (by Aussie standards, anyway!). LOVE the white rabbit - and the sky pix are works of art! Fantastic!

  12. What a lovely sky. Interesting coincidence - just this week I was admiring some cloud patterns from the globe's other hemisphere, and was thinking about how some interesting wind patterns had created them!

  13. Vicki; no hurry, I'm a bit broke right now, bought some new front teeth :)

    whiteangel; I didn't have much time to look for things in the clouds, I was on my way somewhere.

    Red Nomad OZ; cold by our standards for sure, I used the heater a lot this year.

    Susan F; the world is full of coincidences; some people don't believe in them. They're wrong.

    1. Thanks OK, River.
      If you would still like your Harry Jnr for Christmas, please let me know say, three weeks in advance :)

  14. Beautiful clouds and I believe high winds cause those patterns, just for we humans to enjoy.
    Around the corner from us are 10 new 2-storey units just finished. 3 x 2 + 2. Was for many years a service station and then the land stood vacant for years, It certainly looks better than the weeds that grew there.


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