Hooked on Clouds

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Tetons RS

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.

morning montana RS

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.

storm rolls in RS

And the Thunder rolls — look how the colors come alive. (SOC–straight out of the camera)

fat clouds RS

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?)

oct sky from plane RS

Whether they are billowy against a perfect blue sky or slate grey or autumns’ gold– they are mesmerizing.

sheep watching me RS

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.

Color n clouds RS

A colorful Serendipitous find.

full rainbow RS

Then there is always the GIFT– the Promise.

blue sky rain RS

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!


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June 11, 2009 at 11:38 pm | clouds | 18 comments


18 responses to “Hooked on Clouds”

  1. sue says:

    I love your cloud pics! You’ve done a great job at capturing so many different moods. Well done!!!

  2. Jenny says:

    Beautiful pictures!

    We’ve had several storms lately with some pretty neat clouds!

  3. Really beautiful!  I love big dramatic clouds too.  I think I have more photos of clouds than anything else.

  4. Struggler says:

    So, I can see a guy with big muscle-y arms, in a seated position, looking left.
    But also, sort of in the top center, I can see most of a man’s face, looking right at us – is that him??
    This is fun – I’d much rather lie on my back and cloud spot all day, than go to work. 🙂

  5. Lisa~ says:

    Oh I agree! I am fascinated with clouds.  My girls and I love to look at the big, white, billowy ones and wonder what it would be like to lay on one and just sink in.  As if we were characters in a Winnie the Pooh story.  Love the pictures! Lisa~

  6. susan says:

    Beautiful dreamy clouds!  We visited the smokey mountains last month, and the clouds there were amazing!

  7. suzie says:

    I like the big billowy clouds too, lately we have had so many ‘rain clouds’, we could really use a little sunshine!  Everything is certainly green and pretty though. . .You are really good with camera and words and thoughts!

  8. Karen says:

    What beautiful pictures!!  I love clouds, too. Karen

  9. Sue says:

    Claudia,  All of these photos are just fantabulous! And if they are ALL  un-enhanced, they are even that much better. I think froophing them up (not a word, but you know what I mean) is a bit of a cheat.  Anyway, you did a great job capturing the moods of the sky up above.  🙂 Sue
    I’m a day or so late getting to all  of my reads, it’s been a LONG week….

  10. Lara Harris says:

    Beautiful photos, brings back childhood memories of laying in the summer grass watching the clouds drift by :o)

  11. Isn’t the world a delightful place?  It just takes a moment to look up and see a sight like theses clouds to remind us what a wonderful planet it is we call home.   Cathy

  12. Porch Days says:

    I was noticing beautiful tall clouds with dark bottoms on a drive today. Then we turned toward home and drove into a sky full of black clouds! The downpour was so intense we could barely see. We had to sit in the car in our door yard for ten minutes before we dared to get out. Saw one of our cats streak out from under the parked car as we drove up!

  13. DesignTies says:

    I love this post 🙂 Your cloud pictures are fabulous and your words that go along with the pictures are just perfect.  And yes, I see the Indian chief 🙂

    Thanks for letting me know that you enjoyed my turquoise post.

    Hope you find some interesting clouds this weekend 🙂

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  14. sharon says:

    What wonderful pictures…I think it is so glorious to see all the beauty that surronds us.   Thank you for letting me see it.  I look forward to your next blog.

    You make my day    love Sharon

  15. stefanie says:

    love your pink saturday pics.  my son and i love clouds, we are looking for animals or other stuff in them, you have great photos

  16. Chie says:

    Lady C!
    The rainbow is indeed, a gift. I love watching clouds too specially during bad weather and that rainbow pop up!

    Amazing dreams plays in my thoughts.

    I do appreciate that you peep in at my place and so happy you can leave your footprints too, so I can peep you back.

    Just letting you know that am your avid reader. Your such a good idea maker and I love everything what your posting.

    Hope you have an enjoyable Sunday and wish you a more blissful upcoming week.


  17. georgia says:

    wow! i adore clouds, too! i am fascinated by them. i just posted a cloud shot today.

    that rainbow shot you got is amazing!!!

    thank you for stopping by my blog. glad you did so that i could discover yours.

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