We were charmed to look up at the mountains across the water from Korcula to see this cloud formation.
I had never seen a cloud like this and wondered if it was a local phenomenon or whether we were just unobservant.
It remained over the peak for a long while and slowly developed.
I don’t think it is related, but that night we had a thunderstorm and a half. The lightning was right overhead and the thunder claps deeply thunderous. At one point, our window blew open.
Anyway, I have looked up the type of cloud (Google) and find it is a Wave cloud. This particular form is called Lenticular:
“Another way that wave clouds can form is where air flows over a mountain or hill. If a cloud forms on this wave, it is called “lenticular” (which means “lens-shaped”) cloud, which has a very smooth, symmetric appearance”
In my search, I came across The Cloud Appreciation Society. Now, I’m ashamed to say I laughed. What! There are people who watch out for clouds and take pictures of them!!
And then I paused – Oh . . . . . . .
Well, here are two more untouched images – (taken two days later on the ferry from Korcula to the mainland)
– and long live The Cloud Appreciation Society.