Clouds Over Mt. Shasta For Skywatch Friday

by Larry Jordan on January 15, 2009

This is a photograph of Mt. Shasta in northern California I took from Redding the other day.  Notice the cloud formation.  These “saucer” shaped clouds often form directly above Mt. Shasta prompting some people to believe that there is a group of beings living inside of the mountain called Lemurians.  You can read more about the Lemurians and folklore of Mt. Shasta here.

You can also see some way cool photos at Skywatch Friday.

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East Gwillimbury WOW! January 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Lemurians? Hmmm. Well, maybe?

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Pagan Sphinx January 15, 2009 at 3:00 pm

You have no idea how much I want to see that up-close and personal. I hope to in 2010.

That is such a gorgeous picture. Thank you.

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Dewdrop January 15, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Love your capture of the lenticular altocumulus clouds over the mountains. I have never seen them first hand. They are amazing to me! Great shot! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Gill January 15, 2009 at 4:07 pm

It almost looks like a painting, I love the depth to the photo.

Gill in Canada

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Larry D January 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Great clouds, interesting about the folklore.

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Darla January 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Looks like the clouds are flying.

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Photo Cache January 15, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I like both your shots, this one and the one in skywatch main page. Very nice.

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Linnea January 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Really lovely shot. I’ve passed by Mt. Shasta many times, but I’ve never been fortunate enough to see those odd shaped clouds. Hopefully one day I will. Thanks and have a good SWF.

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Sylvia Kirkwood January 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Gorgeous! Looks like a painting and the colors are so lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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Julie January 15, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Breathtaking! Love the colours, love the distant mountain… very nice image! happy SWF!

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fishing guy January 15, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Larry: Wonderful opening shot and a super photo at the mountain.

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2sweetnsaxy January 15, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Both this shot and the one on the Sky Watch main page are beautiful. In this one I like that the clouds seem to be hovering over the mountain and I love the soft pastels.

In the other shot, Wow! The colors are fabulous!

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Larry January 15, 2009 at 8:03 pm

@EG great winter wonderland capture you made

@Dewdrop thanks for filling us all in on what kind of clouds we are looking at here. I always love your expertise!

@Gill thanks for commenting and also for getting that song stuck in my head… when the moon hits your eye like a biga pizza pie, that’s amore

@Larry thanks for the comment and I love your silhouette capture

@PhotoCashe thank you very much

@Sylvia I love those “popcorn” clouds of yours


Larry January 15, 2009 at 8:21 pm

@Fishing Guy thanks to you guys for putting me on the SWF page, you ROCK

@2Sweet thank you so much and thanks for the beautiful Magnolias


Guy D January 15, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Great skywatch shot with the Mountain in the background. Thanks for sharing.

Regina In Pictures

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Rottlady January 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

A wonderful picture for Sky watch! Have a great weekend!

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Larry January 16, 2009 at 12:10 am

@Guy thanks for the comment and your beautiful, optimistic photo

@Rottlady thanks for stopping by, love your clouds


Arija January 16, 2009 at 1:30 am

Now I know why my white rose is called Mt.Shasta! Lovely photo. The clouds forming over high mountains are usually lenticular clouds rather than UFOs.

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Natural Moments January 16, 2009 at 2:39 am

They would be cool to see some Lemurians. 🙂 I love the Mount Shasta area. Hiked through there on the PCT and I just love driving through that area on I-5. It would be nice to explore that area more closely.

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Bird January 16, 2009 at 4:09 am

What an amazing image! I love all the folklore that goes with the mountain as well, a glittering city within a mountain is a wonderful image.

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Daryl January 16, 2009 at 4:12 am

Two great shots! This and the sky watch center shot

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Larry January 16, 2009 at 7:50 am

@Bernie I would love to see some Lemurians myself. Hey everyone, if you haven’t seen Bernie’s Belted Kingfisher capture, go see it NOW! Incredible!

@Bird thanks for the great comment. I love your frosty photo too

@Daryl thank you so much. I really enjoyed your silhouette shot too


Birdfreak January 16, 2009 at 11:32 am

That is some interesting folklore I had not heard of before. Great shot!


Larry January 16, 2009 at 7:36 pm

@Eddie thanks for the comment. California is full of folklore 😉


Erwin January 16, 2009 at 7:55 pm

impressive scene… impressive clouds …
& the mountain top. mmm, great.

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Red January 17, 2009 at 12:38 am

Hi Larry 🙂 Looks like a pretty clear day up there. The low sun really makes the trees glow. Great SWF – I had no idea people thought of those clouds as saucers.

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babooshka January 17, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Both this and the skywatch into image superb. I love myth and legend.

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gel January 18, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Vivid and striking skywatch featured photo!
This one here is a great composition & capture with that Mt. and clouds. Especially enjoyed the folklore trivia.

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