In a comment on a post recently Monica mentioned clouds. I can't actually recall which post it was on. However it did start me thinking. about clouds so I thought I'd do a post on them given that the last few days have seen wonderful cloud formations and light here as high winds and fronts have moved through.
New Zealand is known in Maori as Aotearoa. This is now accepted in both languages and appears in the official title of many organisations. The usual translation of Aotearoa is The Land of the Long White Cloud (from Ao (cloud), tea (white) and roa (long)). However as with many place names the origin cannot be certain and is bound up with Maori mythology. New Zealand is made up of two long relatively narrow islands with a spine of mountain ranges. Those ranges are often topped with cloud: a long white cloud.
|A front moves across. Over the far ranges a long white cloud can just be seen right along the tops.|
|Not quite lenticular clouds I don't think. Next year I must get myself a book on clouds.|
|Do you see what I see?|
|It really was like this! Sunset behinds me reflected in front of me.|