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Clouds and Kelp

Sugar Kelp Laminaria saccharina


A large brown seaweed that reaches over 6 feet and anchors itself to rocks. It has a short stem and a long distinctive frond like structure.


Folklore says that hanging a sugar kelp frond at home can be used it to forecast the weather. The frond becoming flaccid forecasting rain and stiff with dry weather. Sugar kelp gets its name from the white sweet deposit produced from the seaweed when dried.

Clouds and Kelp

Sugar Kelp Laminaria saccharina


A large brown seaweed that reaches over 6 feet and anchors itself to rocks. It has a short stem and a long distinctive frond like structure.


Folklore says that hanging a sugar kelp frond at home can be used it to forecast the weather. The frond becoming flaccid forecasting rain and stiff with dry weather. Sugar kelp gets its name from the white sweet deposit produced from the seaweed when dried.

comments (4)

  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Dec 2011, 07:18
I never heard about this exotic looking seaweed nor I did see it! It looks from the distance a bit like treeroots we sometimes find in gardens. Your sky looks high-dramastic (twiddled?) - but I'm not sure -the British skies can be extraordinary!
blackdog: The sky is over the Atlantic off the coast of Cornwall and the tree stumps are the remains of a jetty or breakwater. No twiddles, just a red filter to darken the blues and bring up the whites.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Dec 2011, 07:36
We used to keep a bit of seaweed at home in an effort to predict the weather when I was a kid Mike.
Love those clouds & gallons of black ink in the picture!
blackdog: We used to have a barometer that was always tapped first thing in the day - the seaweed was probably more reliable!
Love the sky Mike , but the rest is a bit to dark for me.
blackdog: Thanks Michael - I did my best to bring it up, but was already getting halos around the posts. Wet black seaweed without strong sunlight doesn't seem to give much back I'm afraid. A case for HDR I suppose, but I'll keep it simple for now ;o)
Absolute belter Mike, this is two in a row I wish I'd takensmile
blackdog: Perhaps I had better retire on a high ;o) Thanks Bill.

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