I was walking into my building Friday afternoon around 2:00 p.m. when I saw this cloud and could not believe my eyes. Not only was there one in a shape I had never anywhere seen like this, but two of them! Snapped as many pics as I could.
I’m a huge fan and collector of antique paisley shawls, and the central image of every paisley pattern is the boteh, a Persian word meaning bush. It is an ancient symbol, thought to represent the cypress tree. This reminded me immediately of a huge celestial boteh.
What’s it doing in the sky over my head?
Have you ever seen this shape? When and where? Meteorologists, help me out!