As long as I can remember I have been a cloud watcher… even a cloud chaser; trying to find that perfect perch to watch a new painting unfold.
Dark clouded skies seduce me. They draw me in, wanting to get closer.
If, as I am caught in the movement of the dark and light textures, there is a thunder clap, all the more appealing. ABOVE: Montana morning storm rolls in.
And the Thunder rolls — look how the colors come alive. (SOC–straight out of the camera)
My best friend Linda(I think we had to be the old age of 9) had the perfect cloud watching backyard. It was a sloped grassy hill where we could lay for hours finding horses, cats, castles, dragons and Indian Chiefs (mostly they are in profile)– it was a never ending list. “can you see that old man?” I would ask her. “nope– where– show me.” One day she found one that looked exactly like her grandma who had a very large rear end. Holding my sides laughing…I squeaked out …”you said BUTT!” (Do you see the Indian Chief ABOVE?)
Whether they are billowy against a perfect blue sky or slate grey or autumns’ gold– they are mesmerizing.
I promise— just as I finished taking this shot tonight, I noticed the Mama sheep and her baby lambs. The storm had just finished. Look how close they hold to her. I’m sure they are very puzzled by the funny woman taking their family portrait.
A colorful Serendipitous find.
Then there is always the GIFT– the Promise.
“God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us-in the dreariest and most dreaded moments-can see a possibility of hope,” ~~ Maya Angelou
Its official — I am hooked on CLOUDS — thanks to Julia at Hooked on Houses for hosting today’s assignment. Check her out– such fun!
Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Dyer