Cloud Appreciation Society

In 2004 Gavin Pretor-Pinney of the United Kingdom formed CAS, the Cloud Appreciation Society. The following year Yahoo declared their website “the most weird and wonderful find on the internet for 2005”. As of May 2016, the society claims over 40,000 members representing 165 countries.

“We believe that clouds are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul. Indeed, all who consider the shapes they see in them will save money on psychoanalysis bills.” – from the CAS Manifesto, full document at – https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/manifesto/

Membership will set you back around $50 (annual membership plus a one time “sign-up fee”)  Sign-up fee covers postage of the CAS member package – a shiny enameled lapel pin, official certificate stating member will “henceforth seek to persuade all who’ll listen of the wonder and beauty of clouds”, and a handy pocket cloud selector. Members submit cloud wonders via the CAS app. Every morning a “cloud of the day” image is sent to member mailboxes. Member info at – https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/cas-membership-intro/

Below – November “Cloud Of The Month” photographed by James Tromans over Warwickshire, England.

Cloud of the Month - November 2016

Four images above – a selection of daily clouds.

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5 thoughts on “Cloud Appreciation Society

  1. I’ve popped along here a couple of times. The thought of a Cloud Appreciation Society is a splendidly English bit of barminess.

    I see the identification device fails to mention chemtrails… 😉

  2. “WE BELIEVE that clouds are unjustly maligned and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them”. OK, guilty. I used to malign clouds, in particular those that make me wet. But now I love all clouds (I’m totally inclusive), even the wet variety. Hail the Cloud Appreciation Society.

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