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The Winter 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist includes a variety of educational resources, ranging from astronomy to glaciers. Check out the other publications and classroom materials in our online store.

Poetry and Pictures - Weather

Paintings by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) are often like snapshots of real life. In this painting of Le Pont des Arts in Paris, France there appears to be two cloud types in the sky: mid-level altocumulus clouds and lower stratocumulus clouds with an elongate shape.


They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But just what words?

We'd like to invite you to submit your own poem about this month's featured Weather image. Be as creative and expressive as you can! And check back next month to write another wonderful poem about a weather image.

Weathery Sky
by Nicole, age 14, Pennsylvania

The bright light
Touches down on the oceans sky.
Through it brings light
In the sky it will die.

Stratocumulus hides in the sky
Low and bright in the light.
Shining down on the town
Brings a shape elongate.

Right above you see altocumulus
May be the cause for a little humorous
Shining down you see a cloud
Bringing shadows shining proud.

The weather is a shimmering cool
It seems that way at least.
Boats are out swimming about
But the wind may be a beast.

So all in all its doing good
The weather outside is fine.
The day is going on and on
Until the sun is done.

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