A Welcome Forecast

Signals, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  (Click on image to enlarge).
Also linking up with Our World Tuesday, Nature Notes and  Creative Exchange.

A lovely forecast
Garnishes alluring skies
Graceful smoke signals

I took this photo along the Navajo Loop Trail at Bryce Canyon National Park in Southwestern Utah, USA.  The jet contrail positioned directly above the rock formation reminded me of smoke signals, or smoke coming out of a chimney.  According to the National Weather Service website, “sailors have known for some time to look specifically at the patterns and persistence of jet contrails for weather forecasting.”  The day actually turned out to be beautiful.”

WordPress posted their Weekly Photo Challenge late this week.  I posted this photo just before they came out with this week’s theme of “Ready.”  So I will use this one for the challenge as well:  “Ready for a beautiful, sunny day of hiking.”

46 responses to “A Welcome Forecast

  1. Breathtaking! I am ready to be mesmerized by such a beautiful scenery. Just a photo to behold. I bet is was amazing to see it in person. Wishing you all the love and joy…

  2. This wonderful photograph is like a natural cathedral, is it not? And I really appreciate the information about the contrail patterns service as weather forecasts. Lovely little poem here using the terms “graceful” and “alluring”. Proper captioning for the beautiful photo.

  3. The jet trail is really what makes this picture stand out. You captured it very beautifully and the processing is done with skill, but it’s the jet trail that makes the icing on the cake. Yes, it could be smoke signals, or it could be a launching of something. I have been to Bryce and this picture I definitely didn’t see. Great work!

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