In my hobby of soaring, I grew to love to look at clouds and cloudscapes. When in the sailplane, I was able to fly under (and over) clouds and examine them in details. The type of cloud gave clues to the soaring conditions. Cumulus clouds are the thermal soaring pilot's favorite, expecially with flat bottoms and high tops. Lenticular clouds indicate wave action in the atmosphere, etc. I could go on but I will just view the cloud scenes, I have imaged, in the image gallery below.
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(the high thin clouds)
Clouds at Sunset
Status and Other Clouds
Fog Clouds High and Low
Lenticular Clouds and Wave Clouds
Gap in Cloud Deck, Wave, Vermont
Another view in wave high above the gap in the cloud deck. One must watch the gap carefully because it can closeup if the winds decrease and the wave action decreases to the gap closes. The glider must get below the cloud deck before it closes.
The wide open country side of Alberta gives a grand location for spectacular skies filled with clouds, lightning, and Aurora. See for example Alberta Skiez by Sean McCormick
Larry Bogan - July 2011