This sky of changing faces
the canopy
world bubble

a sea of billows
presaging tumult
clashing rocks

and here we listen
to the lightning falling


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

12 thoughts on “Mammatus”

    1. The people on the market yesterday morning were talking about the clouds. They’d never seem clouds like those before.
      Cumulonimbus used to make me smile too. It’s a lovely word. Try her on mammatocumulus 🙂

      1. Oh, that is sad. Better that than a bad accident though. I think almost all dogs chase cats, though only a few chase them with intent. Cats don’t always give them the benefit of the doubt.

      2. Yes, that’s what they thought. She and her husband have been so stressed over it, but they love the kittens and want them to have a good home.

      3. The refuges in Spain do a ‘cat test’ before a dog is adopted, to see if they’re compatible. It’s not an exact science. If you put a dog in a room with a dozen cats it’s going to be intimidated especially as the dogs are unlikely to have ever been in a ‘room’ before. At least they can pick out the small percentage of cat killers, but the ones that just don’t like cats wouldn’t be so stupid as to provoke a whole tribe of them.
        These two were marked OK cats, but we were told to keep a close eye on them in any case. They haven’t shown any aggression towards Trixie, though she has tried very hard to provoke them, but you never know. A cat outside doesn’t get the same respect as a cat indoors, and a cat that runs is always fair game.

      4. They thought it would be OK, since they’d had a cat, but I guess the situation was different because the old man dog and Buster had grown up together, and they were both there when they got Helena.

    1. They were really strange-looking clouds. They usually form (apparently) after a thunderstorm, so maybe we were seeing the refugees from someone else’s storm.

  1. Hi, Jane! I am feeling sorry for the delay, and hope you will excuse! Great cloud formations, we also had the last days. Always before the big thunder i felt asleep, and awoke like new born. Lol Have a beautiful weekend, and if your are celebrating this, a blessed Pentecost. xx Michael

    1. Don’t excuse yourself! You follow so many blogs and reblog so many posts, I’m pleased to see you here whenever you have time 🙂
      I’d never seen clouds like this before, and we didn’t even have a big storm despite being right in the middle of the red storm alert zone.
      We’re not celebrating anything in particular today, just enjoying the calm. I never understood what Pentecost is anyway 🙂

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