Monday, 8 February 2016

Monday Mystery - Guess What



OK. Last week's mystery photo brought out some interesting guesses. It could well have been the top of a thermos flask but in fact Adrian hit the nail on the head ... it was a close view of a light / lamp / bulb socket. Wilma also mentioned light socket but wondered where the contacts were. I kept them out of view! It is  heatproof ceramic socket for Edison screw bulbs. Anyway they both deserve my congratulations and the virtual Midmarsh Gold Star.

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I did have another close shot for this week but changed my mind at the last minute. As I was putting my soldering iron away in the shed I noticed a cloud formation I have seen many times in other peoples' photos but have never seen myself, until today. Your task, if you wish to take it, is  to identify the name of this formation of clouds (yes I do already know the answer - I hope).

Guess What:

Please leave any guesses in the comments.
They will be revealed, along with the answer, next Monday.
No prizes except maybe a virtual Midmarsh Gold or Silver Star.


  1. Are you sure this is a cloud formation John? It is an amazing photograph and I am pleased you put it on instead of your usual Monday puzzle - you need to catch this kind of opportunity. If this had been a guess what it is problem I would have guessed the top layer of a bowl of soap suds!! I'm not well up on clouds so can't even hazard a guess but I have certainly never seen anything like it.

  2. mammary clouds. boobies! actually, mammatocumulus. wonderful shot. I have never seen any. Wonder if they rain milk? Thanks for the gold star from last week. I rambled on enough in my entry, I was bound to hit it!

  3. Would never have got last weeks! Well done for a clever idea :) I think I know this week's though - Mammatus clouds? is my guess.

    Did you see any nacreous clouds last week? - had a few here - wonderful sight :)

    1. RR: No I was disappointed at not seeing them but the Mammatus made up for it.

  4. Mamatus or something like that. I have seen them over the Norwegian sea but never in the UK. What a find.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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