Brussels Asperatus

It’s been a funny old weekend in Brussels, weather-wise, with hourly alternations between blazing sunshine and angry downpours, thunder and lightning and sizeable hailstones.

Late yesterday afternoon I went out into the garden to check on the drying laundry and saw this:

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Shortly thereafter my wife brought our daughter back from a playdate. She’d seen the clouds on the drive home and insisted that she and I go immediately to the nearby park to take more photos. Who am I to dampen the enthusiasm of a budding cloud-watcher?

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A friend (Hi, Jane) helpfully pointed out on facebook that these are known as Asperatus clouds; a name created by the Cloud Appreciation Society.