From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ghost of Vulcan's Anvil

A weird cloud in the sunset sky



The story of Vulcan from Roman mythology

2 comments:

ptg said...

Nice. I took as many meteorology course in college as I could. They filled my 'science' requirements, didn't stink like chemistry and involved looking at clouds.

We called these spent thunderstorms 'anvil heads'. Naturally, there was no mention of Vulcan. Myth is the unacknowledged root of science.

Genevieve said...

Meteorology is a useful subject to study. Every day has weather, wherever you go.

John Ruskin said, “[T]here is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” I'm going to try to remember that next time it's 32° and raining with a good stiff wind.

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