Smallish nor'easter brings unusual clouds

Asperatus clouds over Dorchester

As the storm moved in this morning, William Holbrook looked up and saw these unusual clouds, known as undulatus asperatus, as WBZ explains.

Mashed-potato clouds over downtown Boston.



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A favorite of folk art

These "woven" and "quilted" clouds were a real eye-candy treat when I was driving out to a meeting yesterday morning. Made an otherwise boring drive into a visual feast.

Yay, Latin!

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Four years of high school Latin, Classical Club and a Catholic childhood left me with a lasting love of the way those words roll off the tongue.