13.11.10

Fish Scale Clouds

Hiro says that such clouds are called "uroko gumo" which means fish scale clouds in Japanese.



Also known as Cirroculumus, meaning; "cirro: curl of hair" and "cumulus: heaped".

The Cloud Appreciation Society

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely picture. I haven't seen such clear uroko gumo in a while. I haven't seen such blue skies since... since I left Japan!!!

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  2. Wow, pretty! It's cute that they have a name! I can see where it comes from...

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  3. I always love to see every different shape of clouds. the picture is really beautiful!

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  4. Gorgeous, see...he does have an eye for beautiful things in life (and not just the Pub)

    Do both of you speak Japanese? Or only your husband...

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  5. This is beautiful.

    I wish my man had such a lovely way with words. He'd just point up and say "oi look, fish claaaads"

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  6. Prettyyy~~! Cute name! Was this today?! :P xx

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  7. i much prefer fish scales to the correct scientific english name :P

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  8. what a beautiful photo of sky, xx

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  9. Ha! I remember learning the cloud names at school, and this was the only one that actually stuck. I think the fish scales name suit it much better ;)

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  10. I love clouds. There is majesty in them. Xxxx

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  11. pretty photo of the sky. i remember learning about the different shapes of clouds in the 3rd grade. i was so fascinated with them!

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  12. it does look like fish scale wow anyway...*sign* this photo makes me feel relax..like i'm floating in the sky ^^!

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