The Current Normal – Big Black Nasty Ones

These photos were taken July 6, 2020.

This is part one of an homage to our good friend Paul, a meteorologist, who worked in both Canada and New Zealand, before retiring Down Unda.

He has many witty weather sayings, one of which was…….

“There are only two types of clouds, wee white fluffy ones and big, black nasty ones”. This would always bring a chuckle, but in this new era of Covid non-travel, we would give anything to hear it direct from the source.

Big Black Nasty Ones

“Weather” or not you fully believe

his punny sayings seldom deceive.

Lost in deep thought, he opines out loud,

in weather, there’s just two types of cloud.

From his climate knowledge, so vast he

opines these are big, black and nasty.

11 thoughts on “The Current Normal – Big Black Nasty Ones

  1. I love your cloud photos, Allan, they are so beautiful! Over the years, I’ve grown to love these unique formations. My favourite are the thin and wispy ones with a silky sheen appearance know as cirrus clouds! Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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    1. Yes, I love the mare’s tail (mackerel scale) cirrus clouds too. Nothing better in a bright blue sky. Clouds are beautiful, even when threatening. Thanks for reading Aiva. Hope all is well. Allan

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      1. All is well so far, Allan. We are just back from a much needed two week road trip around Ireland, that’s a reason why I was absent on WordPress. Can’t wait to catch up on all your posts. Face masks are mandatory from today as three of Ireland’s states are back in full on lockdown due to spike in new cases! Hopefully people will wear them and be sensible about the pandemic, but from what we’re seen over the last two weeks, most of them just don’t care. Have a good day 😀 Aiva

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      2. Sorry to hear of your case spike. Same is happening here. Masks are now mandatory in nearby Edmonton, while our city deliberates. School is set to start in late August with masks for staff and Grades 4-12, but not K-3 and class sizes are not restricted. Young folk gather on beaches, in parks and at parties, without a worry or care and up to 250,000 people are now in Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual motorcycle gathering, with hardly any distancing or masks. One of our hospitals is still closed to new patients and there have been 26 deaths and 87 infections. Covid has more patience than humans do, apparently. Stay well Aiva. Allan

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