A record of the changing Suffolk sky . . . click on a picture to view large . . . best seen full screen.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Hiding the moon

As it got dark, the moon shone brightly for a little while, with just a few wisps of cumulus fractus above. Within half an hour or so, a thin layer of stratocumulus covered the sky and partially obscured it for minutes at a time. It's not as cold as last night but the weather forecast is an 80% probability of freezing conditions tonight.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Late sunrise

I don't often see the sunrise these days but this was late, as it's almost the shortest day. It had been raining overnight, hence drops of water on the window. The stratocumulus was clearing as things warmed up.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The birds are depressed

Today's weather forecast was "The day will be dull and overcast across the region with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, and with mist and patchy fog becoming extensive by evening. Maximum Temperature 10C." Can barely see across the field in front of the house. It's very quiet - no birds singing. A pigeon perched in a tree seemed to be waiting for something to happen. Nothing did.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

November sunrise

I'm not usually up this early. Look what I've been missing.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Pink and blue

Pink-tinted streaks of stratocumulus and contrails at sunset. It's going to be cold tonight - good for star-gazing.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Cloud cap

Changeable weather, as forecast, with sunshine and showers. There was a slight cap, or pileus, on this bright cumulus cloud. It came and went quickly, as they do.

The pileus is the thin veil shown by the arrows.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

November begins with this

I sat outside for quite a while before sunset, watching lots of cumulus fractus scudding across the sky. It was warm - all I need was a shawl.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Cirrus morning

It was bright and sunny to begin with, with cirrus clouds that typified their name, chosen by Luke Howard (see right) as they reminded him of hair. Cirrus is from the Latin for "tendril" or "curl". It soon clouded over.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Stormy weather

Thunder clouds overhead. Lots of movement in the sky and wind in the trees. Glad of the rain.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Pink cirrus

Wisps of cirrus tinged with pink by the setting sun.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Wrong weather forecast

There was supposed to be a deluge of heavy rain with thunder and lightening today, but we thought we'd risk it and go out. Glad we did.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Blue sky to the east

Bit unsettled today. Some blue sky to the east in the afternoon. Rain clouds in the west, but I couldn't get a clear shot of them through the trees.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Blue sunset

Cool sunset, no reds and yellows.

Looking west

Late in the day, looking west, the sky was a jumble of cumuli, moving fast, while in the east the sky was mostly clear.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Fair weather clouds

A fine day, the sky full of cumulus mediocris, otherwise known as "Simpsons' clouds", like the ones featured the cartoon's opening sequence.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


As the sun set, some stratocumulus undulatus was tinted peachy pink.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

March sunset

March sunset, originally uploaded by Sparrows' Friend.
A bright sunny day turned into a cool misty evening.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Today's forecast: heavy rain

But there was sun between the showers...

Taken from my office window, about 15 minutes apart.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Looks warmer than it is

Today's weather forecast said "sunny intervals". This was one of them, at tea-time. There was ice on the roads this morning, and sleet for a while. Soon after I took this, it went dull and dark again.