Cloud Observation 14

DSC_0830Date: 10/22/2015

Time: 1451 (2:51 PM)

Location: Home, DeKalb, IL

Cloud Types: Altocumulus

Cloud Coverage: Scattered

Temp: 63* F

Wind: Calm

I walked out of the house earlier after sleeping to run errands, and had to squint for the first few minutes to let my eyes adjust. Holy crap, was it bright! …But it was so nice compared to this morning!

Cloud Observation 13

DSC_0814Date: 10/22/2015

Time: 0631 (6:31 AM)

Location: Rt. 38 EB, DeKalb, IL

Cloud Types: Cumulus

Cloud Coverage: Broken

Temp: 52* F

Wind: Calm

After pulling an all-nighter to reset my sleep cycle for 3rd shift, I wanted to see the sunrise… Only, with the incredible amount of clouds present, there was no sun to speak of. I was rather disappointed by that, by the way.

Cloud Observation 10

DSC_0779Date: 10/20/2015

Time: 1657 (4:57 PM)

Location: Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL

Cloud Types: Cirro Stratus

Cloud Coverage: Scattered

Temp: 76* F

Wind: SW 9 MPH

All good things must come to an end, right?

Midway through the day, I got stung by some sort of flying insect (likely a bee). Thankfully, I’m not allergic, but I was ready to ragequit and go home, but I have good people who take care of me. After I doused the site of the sting with water from my bottle, Haelga pulled out a small tube of tea tree oil ointment and applied it to where I was stung. We kept walking down to one of the canyons, where I grabbed this shot:

DSC_0681So worth the minor irritation.

Cloud Observation 9

DSC_0659Date: 10/20/2015

Time: 1223 (12:23 PM)

Location: Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL

Cloud Types: Cumulus

Cloud Coverage: Scattered

Temp: 71* F

Wind: SSW 17 MPH

A modest breeze, increased sunshine, and good company made this an amazing day at the State Park.

Here’s a bonus pic of my travel companions for the day (Siobhan, Haelga, and Haelga’s kids):

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Cloud Observation 8

DSC_0657Date: 10/20/2015

Time: 1058 (10:58 AM)

Location: Home, DeKalb, IL

Cloud Types: Cirrostratus

Cloud Coverage: Overcast

Temp: 60* F

Wind: SSW 7 MPH

I chose to go out to Starved Rock State Park to take advantage of the fall foliage and the open skies… Also to take advantage of  the varying travel times to grab more observations.

Unfortunately, because of the tree cover in this pic, you can’t really see the clouds. However, it was overcast and I thought that it was going to be gloomy and dim all day…. Boy, was I wrong!