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

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Season's Greetings from Suffolk

At about midday today, fog and sunshine.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Wintery showers

That bank of cloud on the left is full of snow. There have been several snow showers today, but it hasn't stuck.

Saturday, 12 December 2009


Weather forecast: sunny intervals.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

December 8th

No rain today. Judging from the cloud patterns, there were strong winds at high altitudes, though it wasn't windy at ground level.

The first photo shows the edge of a sheet of stratocumulus stratiformis.

In the second photo, the setting sun is reflected on the underside of a sheet of altocumulus. At the bottom of the sky, you can see virga falling from stratocumulus - the hook-shaped trails underneath the cloud.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Mixed picture

After heavy rain last night, there was a lot of stratocumulus today - the edges of sheet of it seen here. Above it, scraps of white altocumulus floccus, whisked up by the wind. In the distance, over the coast, cumulus congestus.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Virga in November

Altocumulus floccus clouds with virga (fallstreaks) trailing beneath on a wet Sunday. The streaks of rain dissipate before they reach the ground.

Friday, 20 November 2009

November sunset

November sunset, originally uploaded by Sparrows' Friend.

At the end of a mostly overcast day, some blue sky at the edge of a layer of altostratus radiatus.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Sunny October afternoon

Hardly any rain for weeks, and a summery sky in October at Pin Mill, Suffolk.

Monday, 14 September 2009

From my window

I looked up from my keyboard and spotted this through my office window.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Changeable weather

Cumulus clouds, seen through a layer of cumulus fractus, catch the sun.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Sunny Bank Holiday

Not many clouds today - they were almost all gone by the afternoon - but a few patches of cirrocumulus lacunosus earlier.

Friday, 28 August 2009

The sky blushed

I just missed a rainbow but I caught this instead - light reflected from the sunset.

Haven't posted anything for ages - I'm aiming to get back into the habit.

Thursday, 26 March 2009


I like the way that a setting sun illuminates clouds from underneath.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Another late afternoon sky

Several heavy showers this afternoon, after a blustery sunny morning.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

5.30pm, 4th March

5.30pm, 4th March, originally uploaded by Sparrows' Friend.

Reflected light.

Reflected light at sunset

Sometimes you need to look in the opposite direction at sunset. The reflected light shines through my east-facing windows as though it's morning on days like this.

Friday, 27 February 2009

Fine February day

Saw my first bumblebee of the year today.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Before snow, altocumulus cumulogenitus

Bitterly cold day. Bank of cloud to the east as snow arrives from Russia.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Scrap of colour

The bottom of a rainbow, and a few cumulus clouds below a persistent layer of stratocumulus, late afternoon on a rainy day.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Frosty Fog

Frosty Fog, originally uploaded by Sparrows' Friend.

Fog and a couple of days and night of hard frost decorate the trees. Fog is low level cloud.