In my youth, when I watched clouds billow across blue summer skies, I imagined what it might be like to float with them over this magical place called earth.
Cloud formations shift; they change size, shape and density with atmospheric pressure, moisture level, wind speed and temperature.
And then there’s the shading and color from our sun – more magic!
When a storm is gathering, clouds take on ominous shapes and dimensions…
…and sometimes even seem to chase one another across the horizon.
Whether floating us away, or inviting our imaginations, clouds have magic.
Clouds tell us stories – the ones we conjure in our imaginations – and the one’s we learn through scientific study. Believe what meteorologists tell you about global warming – we are in this together. Let’s influence where we can to insure there will be cloud-magic for generations to come.
Oooh. Excellent series. I love clouds. My head is usually there, so I know where to find it when I lose it.
🙂 Thank you, John!
I too love to watch clouds. My mother used to recite a poem (not original–I found variations on it online) that I shared with my kids and grand-kids:
If I had a spoon as big as the sky
I’d scoop up the clouds as they drifted by
I’d take them inside for mommy to cook
and hoped that they tasted as good as they looked.
That is so sweet! I’m going to add it to my stash of fun poems for children!!
Magical clouds, Lindy! When I was a child I used to lie in my grandmother’s garden and watch them float, finding figures in them. In fact, you are the only one lifting up clouds as a theme – excellent! And thank you for the influence for cloud-magic – let’s do what we can!
Stunning images, where my favorites are the foreboding and the threatening. Very attractive (if you can say that…)
Sorry to be this late replying! Your childhood memories are much like mine. What innocent, imaginative fun! I’m pleased to have been the only one to present clouds for this challenge. One never knows 🙂
Love your beautiful cloud series, Lindy. The changing colors and shapes are indeed magical!
Loved your storm clouds especially Lindy
Creighton pointed them out from our condo, and encouraged me to get some shots. I probably had my nose in the computer looking for photos for another post!
Loved seeing the many moods of the sky, Lindy. Such beautiful photos. ❤
Thank you, Olga. It was fun to put together!