Cloud Watchers: May 31, 2010

Around 7pm last night some strange clouds rolled in. Dark, low hanging clouds turned  everyone’s attention to the sky. Wind could be heard in the distance and soon it was upon us. There was only a little rain involved, but it was quite impressive.

These clouds are called arcus clouds, or shelf clouds, and are sometimes associated the front edges of a cold front.  Here are some photos of the clouds that passed over.

To see the full image click on a photo.

About Gary Marks

Explore - Photograph - Live. Three words that describe my love of nature. These photos and articles are my small attempt to bring to others the great "undiscovered" beauty of Southern Illinois and beyond. It is my hope that you will view this website and leave with a better understanding of the area and will motivate you to get outside where ever you live and explore your own backyard.


  1. i like looking at these pictures and i like how easy it is to acess
    keep up the fine work

  2. phyllis says:

    Love your new web site. It is so professional.

  3. Shawnee Hills Outdoors says:

    Thanks Dave for your comment! I’m glad you like the easier to use gallery photos. I appreciate the encouragement.

  4. Shawnee Hills Outdoors says:

    Thanks Phyllis! It’s taken a lot more time to make the switch to this new format than what I first thought. I’m still running into some issues that are driving me crazy, but that’s part of the learning process.