Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state
Friday, October 22, 2010
Ghost forests in the sky
I was filling the bird feeder (the finches are coming in droves these days) when I looked up and saw these clouds. Immediately I thought of wispy trees. Now with a popular song of my youth in my head, I am calling them "ghost forests in the sky." That song was "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and was a hit on the American popular music charts in 1949. Burl Ives first recorded it, but he was followed by Vaughn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, even Peggy Lee. Quite the list! A fair warning to parents: be careful what you let your seven year old hear -- it may stick with them a very long time!