Mini Cloud Atlas
Lenticular Depositing Rime--Mount Rainier
On this otherwise fair summer morning, Mount Rainier wore a tight hat--a lenticular cloud cap occupying a standing wave that was forced by the big volcano. The zoom at left, a separate photo than the wide-angle shot below and taken 21 minutes later, shows a closeup of the right (east) side of the lenticular cloud, which had been rising slowly. As it did so, it left a deposit of rime ice, visible on the rocky crags high up the mountain's southeast flank. A special morning, it was! We duly relaxed and took in the grandeur of the gorgeous scene at every scale, regardless of field of view.
1 SSW Paradise WA (18 Jul 11) Looking NNW