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Cirrus Blend over Mt. Rainier

Cirrus Blend over Mt. Rainier

Two tall conifers and a sky densely feathered with cirrus clouds frame the massive, ice-capped bulk of America's loftiest volcano. The cirrus streaming overhead could be clasified as a mix of uncinus (mare's tail), spissatus (sun obscuring, thick) and fibratus (fibrous tufts). As in many hybrid cloud categories, the transition or delineation between them isn't razor sharp, and can be argued. Equally subjective, but much harder to dispute except by the most hardened and unimpressionable of cynics, is the majesty and beauty of such a place and moment as this.

5 NE Longmire WA (10 Jul 6) Looking NNW