One advantage of living in the country is that I can see the horizon. I can watch storms, birds, and stars as much as I want. I never get tired of staring at the sky.
I thought I had seen it all until this cloud formation hovered over Ashton one afternoon. I was walking to my barn, so all I had to do was turn, run to my house, and grab my camera. Within minutes I had preserved the scene as a digital file and, thanks to Google and Wikipedia, identified it as a mammatus cloud, “a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud.” The name derives from the Latin “mamma,” or “udder.” How appropriate for an old dairy farm like ours to be under a herd of cows in the sky!
Tip: If you see something interesting, be ready with your camera. Photo by The Ashton Photographer.