Of rainbows and marshmallow skies

For one glorious day this week, the clouds disappeared

And let the sun frolic in a sky that was

The fragile blue of a jay’s wing.

And floating up high were delicious marshmallow clouds

That beckoned and said, “Come, take a sweet sticky bite of the day!”

Not to be outdone, the sun gleamed and glittered

Leaving a trail of sparkling rainbows

Like laughter

To lift up the spirits so that I shouted out in joy.

For more glittering skies, please visit: Skywatch!

40 responses

  1. And I can understand that perfectly! What a great post, marvelous photos to wind down my day! Thanks for sharing the smiles and those good feelings! May they continue and may you have a terrific weekend, LadyFi!


    February 5, 2010 at 06:09

  2. kelli

    YEAH FOR SUNSHINE!!! I know you have been missing this old friend! :o) enjoy.

    February 5, 2010 at 07:21

  3. Fluffy clouds, fluffy snow, fluffy sunshine. Lovely fluffy pics. Greatings from a warm South Africa in the mids of summer.

    February 5, 2010 at 08:57

  4. It is almost spring.

    February 5, 2010 at 10:15

  5. These winter scenes look so exhilerating and crisp and fresh! Beautiful!

    February 5, 2010 at 10:26

  6. Clive

    A lovely start to my morning – thank you!

    February 5, 2010 at 10:33

  7. Our weather is totally opposite! For one day this week we had clouds and for once no sun…. but still had 43°! I´m so tired of summer….

    February 5, 2010 at 11:17

  8. Blu

    Oh so beautiful, words and images.

    February 5, 2010 at 11:36

  9. all so beautiful….

    February 5, 2010 at 12:00

  10. The perfect gift of light this morning. Thank you.

    February 5, 2010 at 14:12

  11. LadyFi: Wonderful capture over your snow covered area. Beautiful skies for Winter.

    February 5, 2010 at 15:11

  12. Oh look at all the snow you still have, you poor thing. Let’s hope it soon goes away.

    February 5, 2010 at 15:21

  13. Mmmmm i am liking the sound of marshmallows….x

    February 5, 2010 at 16:08

  14. Beauty, beauty beauty!


    February 5, 2010 at 17:10

  15. Finally some sun!

    February 5, 2010 at 17:21

  16. your words have a beautiful flow…have 3 inches of snow so far this morning…much more coming…could use some sun…

    February 5, 2010 at 18:05

  17. It’s just beautiful and you captured the moment perfectly!

    Ya’ll have a fabulously blessed weekend!!!

    February 5, 2010 at 18:20

  18. Oh yes lovely! Your poem captures the feeling perfectly. Days like that this time of year are gifts.

    February 5, 2010 at 18:22

  19. A great post for a Friday and welcoming the weekend. Super photos and text.

    February 5, 2010 at 19:16

  20. Wonderful winterskies!:-) Great shot!
    Have a nice weekend!

    February 5, 2010 at 20:41

  21. I know snow is much more normal for you than us, but it really is beautiful under such pretty skies.

    February 5, 2010 at 20:52

  22. Lovely… Just rain, wind and dark clouds here. All gloom, I’m afraid. Beautiful photos. Wish I could step right into them, sit outside your home and sip on a hot toddy.

    February 5, 2010 at 22:34

  23. Oh yes, that really was a marshmallow cloud! Nice pics Fi! Happy weekend from Italy. Louise

    February 5, 2010 at 22:41

  24. My spirits are always lifted just by looking at your beautiful landscapes, Lady Fi!

    February 5, 2010 at 23:47

  25. I could eat that cloud! Looks delicious !!

    February 6, 2010 at 01:37

  26. When the sun sparkles on the snow, it is enough to make a person shout for joy. I love the pastel blue in the first shot, too.

    February 6, 2010 at 02:35

  27. oh these words and photo are just amazing.

    February 6, 2010 at 04:31

  28. I loved your poem, especially the quickening of emotion in the last four lines, until you shout out in joy.
    Nice to meet you, Fi. Thanks for coming by my blog today. Would love to see you tomorrow for my “Simple Things Challenge.)

    February 6, 2010 at 04:46

  29. You weren’t kidding when you said “marshmallow.” Wonderful!

    February 6, 2010 at 04:59

  30. You have a great way with words. I could really relate to this post. Thanks,

    February 6, 2010 at 06:02

  31. A glorious day and a glorious post. You are so lucky.

    February 6, 2010 at 07:45

  32. It is beautiful…….. the snow…….. so long as you don’t have to be actually struggling through it.

    Nuts in May

    February 6, 2010 at 10:22

  33. Oh my this post was wonderful. I love this line…The fragile blue of a jay’s wing. Your writing is wonderful. The pictures are breathtaking too. So crisp, clear and still. Loved them. Meanwhile we are sweltering down here….

    February 6, 2010 at 11:30

  34. beautifully captured and poetically exclaimed! lovely!

    February 6, 2010 at 13:42

  35. Amy

    Ahhh ha! There is the sunshine the weather experts said we’d get! Glad one of us got it! Wonderful shots Fi! Have a great saturday night!

    February 6, 2010 at 18:09

  36. What absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos of your BLUE skies and sunshine … and delightful poetic presentation.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Sacred Ruminations

    February 7, 2010 at 00:10

  37. That does look like a marshmallow!

    February 7, 2010 at 01:54

  38. Blue skies and a sun..and without your gloves on..what a wonderful day!!:)

    February 7, 2010 at 03:50

  39. I love this post!

    February 8, 2010 at 19:02

  40. Sunshine and snow do indeed make a lovely combination!

    February 9, 2010 at 19:28

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