General Non-Fiction posted April 23, 2022


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A cloud is a flower from many seeds

Here is How a Cloud Grows

by Tom Horonzy

Christian Science Fair Contest Winner 

Though the rain indeed falls mainly on the plain in Spain it falls as well on boats and trains, and planes, elsewhere, cleansing every and all things.

But did you know raindrops are pearl-like, growing around a seed, formed by an atmospheric irritant, similar to the nacre that collects around a pearl to reduce pain?

These diaphanous droplets of heavenly dew cascade to earth only after consorting with hygroscopic nuclei, which are airborne particles like smoke, dust, and salt that rise skyward, by way of condensation, then evaporation, before assimilating collectively to form precipitation, if and when the air becomes sufficiently saturated. Otherwise, they simply hang en masse forming clouds.

Sometimes, rain is soothing, which comforts men to sleep. At others, it roars so loudly they pray the Lord will keep them from harm's way for too much rain can make water run deep
washing cars clean or flooding them away.

Friend or foe? It depends. Are you playing, or growing crops? Some wish it would flow gently while others hope for it to stop...

...as will I, here and now, as a drizzle gently falls.



Christian Science Fair
Contest Winner


I am hoping this piece generates interest for kids studying science, which weather is and why it is called Meteorology for OLOGY is any science or branch of knowledge.

The photograph was taken by me for I see clouds scientifically being an ex-AG, or Aerographer Mate for the United States Navy. They observe, report, and plot weather maps for analysis from which forecast are created.

This picture shows types of clouds including, Towering Cu under development, next to a Cumulus-nimbus cloud with anvil, a dash of high cirrus and some ordinary cumulus.
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