Fiery sunsets, spectacular rainbows, and towering thunderstorms get all the attention.  But perhaps nothing is as satisfying as gazing at fields of puffy white clouds set against a deep blue sky.

Via Capital Weather Gang’s Flickr group, check out these lovely photos of fair weather cumulus clouds courtesy of the unusually pleasant recent summer pattern…

Memorial Bridge, August 4 (Kevin Wolf via Flickr)

Capitol Hill, August 4 (evegophotos via Flickr)
ray-fair-weather Mathews Hill on the Manassas Battlefield, August 5 (Ray S. via email)
eve-birds-eye Capitol Hill, August 4 (evegophotos via Flickr)
Rectortown, Va. August 4, infrared view (Jim Knapp photography via Flickr)