I took a photo of this cloud while we were travelling south along I-95 somewhere in Maine one afternoon of January 2012. The fiery tail of the cloud caught my eye. It was the first time that I saw such an odd-looking cloud. A web search revealed that this could be a rainbow cloud even when, in the case of my picture, the rainbow is not so clear. I wonder if I saw the cloud as it was dissipating. I took several shots and each time, I noticed that the color got a little more faded each time. It would be a year later before I chance upon another rainbow cloud (a more faded one) while travelling on the same road in January of this year.
Apparently, this type of clouds is kind of rare and appears only in colder areas. Here is a link that explains more about this weather phenomenon. :-)
Thank you so very much for coming by. I have been distracted by some birthday books that I could not post nor visit blogs. Have you ever heard of Ranger’s Apprentice? Oh, this is a great series of books. I love the characters. I think, if you like adventure and happy endings and lovable people, these books are for you. :-)