SkyWatch: Mountain Cloud

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This shot was taken on the road from Jeddah to Makkah. I thought it was interesting how the clouds seemed to mimic the shape of the mountains below.
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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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34 Responses to SkyWatch: Mountain Cloud

  1. That is interesting. The cloud formation looks like another mountain, one covered with snow – which I’m sure would be unusual in that part of the world!

  2. babooshka says:

    Very well spotted. I’ve been off the net for a while so catching up. I just noticed you won one of those awards. I was a voter,well done.

  3. Indeed the cloud does seem to want to camouflage itself as a mountain. Good one, Susie!

  4. Gennasus says:

    I’m echoing what everyone else has said but it’s true, it does look just like another mountain!

  5. Pouty says:

    I think you are onto something Susie. I notice quite often that the clouds seem to mimic the ground below. Great post.

  6. Erin says:

    lovely capture. looks almost like traveling out to palm springs.
    have a good weekend.

  7. You have a great eye and a great imagination.

  8. The Explorer says:

    You were right, it almost resembles the mountain…i like the view

  9. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: That is really special, it looks like a snow capped peak in you arid land. Thanks for joining in on SWF.

  10. luna miranda says:

    you have an excellent eye! nicely captured.

  11. SandyCarlson says:

    I have noticed this about clouds, too. They are very obliging that way. This is a wonderful photo.

  12. You are right the cloud is like the mountain. Beautiful.

  13. Glennis says:

    it does mimic the mountains. Nice cloud photo.

  14. Linnea says:

    That’s right…a mountain in the sky. Are your roads and their surfaces really that perfect looking? Wow!

    • This road is actually quite nice and it is probably one of the most well-traveled roads in Saudi Arabia, since almost all religious pilgrims arrive in Jeddah and travel by road to Makkah. Because of that, it is well maintained. I haven’t been outside of Jeddah too much, but many of Jeddah’s roads are in need of repair.

  15. Ann says:

    Well spotted, it really does echo the mountains.

  16. Jan says:

    Love the picture and remember your comment that you are never driving when you snap these road shots!!!!!

    • Good memory, Jan! Yes, since women are not permitted to drive here (I believe it’s the ONLY country in the world that is so), many of my photos are taken from a moving car!

  17. Carver says:

    I love this shot. The cloud does look like part of the mountain range.

  18. Geogypsy says:

    Very cool! Looks like a snow covered mountain.

  19. Lori Skoog says:

    Your comment is right on. Nice!

  20. Write Girl says:

    Wonderful sky. The clouds do mimic the mountain.
    Great sky watch photo.

  21. Bill B. says:

    I agree. It really does look like a mountain.

  22. ewok1993 says:

    How true, how true!

    My entry is here: http://calrat.blogspot.com

  23. Yoli says:

    Great composition Susie!

  24. sylvia says:

    It does look just like a mountain! A beautiful one! Really great shot, Susie! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  25. Jacob says:

    Good eye, Susie…I’m not sure I would have spotted that cloud. Lois Anne said this was a very pretty picture, and I agree!

  26. Guy D says:

    Love that sky, thanks for sharing Susie.

    Have a great weekend.
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

  27. Sally says:

    Yes, well noticed!
    Sorry I haven’t been commenting much lately – combination of life circumstances. SDP has had a 3rd birthday and you’re invited to the party!
    Sydney Daily Photo

  28. james says:

    That is very interesting. It looks like gigantic snow covered mountain. Good eye!

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