Floating in clouds

 Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.”

Sea of clouds copy

Many years ago, I woke up to an amazing sight:

Fields and fields

Of foamy clouds in the sky!

Endless clouds copy

I had to stop and talk to those clouds

For a very long time.

(All photos from my archive of 2010.)

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124 responses

  1. These are amazing captures Ladyfi!

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    April 23, 2015 at 15:16

  2. wow – really so amazing 🙂

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    April 23, 2015 at 15:20

  3. Looks like rolls of cotton batting on an ocean of sky blue.

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    April 23, 2015 at 15:30

  4. What an amazing sky.

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    April 23, 2015 at 15:31

  5. Amazing clouds formations, the reflections are pretty too. Wonderful sky captures, have a happy day and weekend ahead!

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    April 23, 2015 at 15:32

  6. WoW! Just WOW!!!!!!

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    April 23, 2015 at 15:34

  7. Oh wow,lovely clouds Fi.

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    April 23, 2015 at 15:53

  8. Oh My! I have never seen clouds anything like these. It feels almost alien…
    You captured them beautifully! Not scary at all 😉

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    April 23, 2015 at 15:53

  9. Wonderful sky with clouds, beautiful picture !! Excellent perspective and reflections !!

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    April 23, 2015 at 15:53

  10. Cloud formations can be quite amazing and each is so unique. You really caught some great shots!

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    April 23, 2015 at 15:53

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  12. Looks like the sky is full of fluffy cotton! Really amazing.

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    April 23, 2015 at 16:04

  13. That’s a remarkable cloud formation! I wouldn’t be able to stop gazing at it 🙂

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    April 23, 2015 at 16:06

  14. Our nature is unbelievable beautiful. And you get the gift to catch this moment! Thank you!

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    April 23, 2015 at 16:17

  15. Christine Ledford

    So beautiful!

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    April 23, 2015 at 16:24

  16. I find myself doing the same as Thoreau, especially after seeing skies such as yours. Your photos are always exquisite!

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    April 23, 2015 at 16:28

  17. Wow!! Absolutely fabulous… amazing sight to be captured by you. Field of clouds! how cool?

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    April 23, 2015 at 16:35

  18. This is so beautiful! I’ve never seen clouds formed like this. They look like a chenille blanket.

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    April 23, 2015 at 16:51

  19. Ron

    Wow! Wow! and Wow!

    Fiona, these photo captures are AMAZING! As one of your other readers said, that sky almost looks alien! And I love how you captured its reflection in the water.

    Brilliant, my friend!
    X

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    April 23, 2015 at 17:18

  20. Have never seen clouds quite like that. They sure did deserve a good conversation. 🙂

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    April 23, 2015 at 17:28

  21. These are amazing sights, never saw them anywhere!

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    April 23, 2015 at 17:28

  22. truly amazing sky – the lines of clouds makes me dizzy

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    April 23, 2015 at 17:30

  23. If it’s this stunning, who wouldn’t like to strike a conversation? Beautiful, to say the least.

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    April 23, 2015 at 17:35

  24. i love it when God gets to plowing (ploughing) his sky. 🙂

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    April 23, 2015 at 17:42

  25. The clouds are beautiful ripples !! superb

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    April 23, 2015 at 17:46

  26. Makes me feel like I could reach up and run my hand along the ceiling of clouds…Such wonderful images.

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    April 23, 2015 at 18:23

  27. It looks like ploughed snow!

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    April 23, 2015 at 18:47

  28. Absolutely stunning.😀😀

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    April 23, 2015 at 18:48

  29. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such fantastic clouds before. They do look like plowed furrows. Thanks for sharing these from your archives.

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    April 23, 2015 at 19:10

  30. Wow! Amazing photos!

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    April 23, 2015 at 19:22

  31. Stunning sky and photo’s

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    April 23, 2015 at 20:13

  32. Pat

    Amazing cloud formations!

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    April 23, 2015 at 20:23

  33. these are amazing and quite rare. Thanks for sharing them.

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    April 23, 2015 at 20:27

  34. Looks like a piece of gauze material being held overhead – wonderful cloud structures Fiona!

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    April 23, 2015 at 21:23

  35. Oh my! I’ve never seen cloud cover like that. This is mesmerizing.
    The last shot of the sky reflected is stunning!!!

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    April 23, 2015 at 21:32

  36. Jim

    Spectacular!

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    April 23, 2015 at 21:49

  37. That is extraordinary. I believe it’s called a mackerel sky (altocumulus) but I’ve never seen one as pronounced as that.

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    April 23, 2015 at 22:09

  38. Your photos are So beautiful !
    Stunning !

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    April 23, 2015 at 22:32

  39. That’s spectacular!

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    April 23, 2015 at 22:37

  40. Mac

    I’m glad you republished them. Cool formations. Just awesome.

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    April 23, 2015 at 22:44

  41. A beautiful sight to behold …
    I am in awe 🙂

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    April 23, 2015 at 23:03

  42. Really awesome and fabulous photos of this spectacular event.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    April 23, 2015 at 23:18

  43. Wow! Rippled air currents made visible – these shots are breath-taking!

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    April 24, 2015 at 00:59

  44. Absolutely phenomenal!!!…:)JP

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    April 24, 2015 at 01:20

  45. Beautiful buttermilk sky. I have never seen one so extensive.

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    April 24, 2015 at 01:29

  46. just awesome!

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    April 24, 2015 at 01:33

  47. Cloud Fields! altocumulus undulatus

    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    April 24, 2015 at 03:33

  48. Breathtaking sights!!

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    April 24, 2015 at 03:39

  49. Such magical photos.

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    April 24, 2015 at 04:06

  50. The clouds are really cool, but it is their reflection which really carries the magic.

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    April 24, 2015 at 04:42

  51. Cool clouds, I have seen these only once all lined up just before a big storm. You captured them very nicely! I hope you have spring there! 🙂

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    April 24, 2015 at 05:15

  52. Now that’s what I would call a textured ceiling! 🙂
    Very beautiful captures!

    Lindy

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    April 24, 2015 at 05:16

  53. Amazing views.

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    April 24, 2015 at 05:29

  54. Totally awesome view, Ladyfi

    What a blessing to wake up with such beauty.

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    April 24, 2015 at 05:34

  55. Amazing clouds! Breath taking shots.

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    April 24, 2015 at 05:56

  56. These are absolutely amazing!!

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    April 24, 2015 at 05:56

  57. Awesome! I bet you felt completely enveloped in clouds with the clouds above and the clouds reflected in the water below. Have a great weekend. xx

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    April 24, 2015 at 05:59

  58. My goodness, the cloudscape is so fantastic.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    April 24, 2015 at 06:08

  59. Jim

    The cloud formations are wonderful.

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    April 24, 2015 at 07:52

  60. Impressive sky, never seen something like this ! Great !

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    April 24, 2015 at 08:38

  61. superbe le deuxième cliché

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    April 24, 2015 at 09:19

  62. WOW! What an interesting phenomena! So lucky to have caught that on film!

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    April 24, 2015 at 10:40

  63. Incredible!

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    April 24, 2015 at 10:58

  64. I have never seen cloud formations like that…what an amazing sight!

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    April 24, 2015 at 11:59

  65. I’d talk to them, as well! It’s like a ceiling, as are the blossoms in the previous post! Wow!

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    April 24, 2015 at 12:32

  66. Amazing clouds! Almost surreal. 🙂

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    April 24, 2015 at 13:15

  67. Wow, how interesting and so well captured!

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    April 24, 2015 at 13:18

  68. Looks like there’s a lot of wind heading that way!

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    April 24, 2015 at 13:37

  69. Wow, Lady Fi, Your pics are always great but these … Oh My! Love the clouds and reflections!

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    April 24, 2015 at 13:59

  70. JM

    Amazing!

    So, Peniche? Will you surf there? 😉

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    April 24, 2015 at 14:40

    • Yes, the kids are going to surfcamp to learn how to surf…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 24, 2015 at 16:54

  71. itsallaboutpurple

    it’s just an awesome sight…times 2!! the reflection is incredible!!!!

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    April 24, 2015 at 14:57

  72. calvin

    Wickedly weird in a good way. Not sure if I got high or vertigo from looking. Shockingly, coming down off it was mellowing. O’ you is the go to ‘Supplier’ for a sensation junkie such as I.

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    April 24, 2015 at 16:25

  73. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !! I have never ever seen a sky like this. WOW, I am totally flashed!

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    April 24, 2015 at 16:39

  74. Claudia

    stunning. it’s like a blanket of down ready to cover your landscape

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    April 24, 2015 at 16:47

  75. Wow, that is a seriously amazing sky! Such a wonderful capture!

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    April 24, 2015 at 17:17

  76. Fantastic cloud and reflection shots!

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    April 24, 2015 at 18:04

  77. Beautiful!

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    April 24, 2015 at 18:20

  78. daryledelstein

    i can relate

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    April 24, 2015 at 18:20

  79. I’ve never seen anything like that. What a blessing to awake to such extraordinary beauty. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    April 24, 2015 at 18:23

  80. I have seen stunning cloud formations like this over at my neck of the woods. They remind me of ripples in the sand after the tide goes out.

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    April 24, 2015 at 18:30

  81. These photos are visual poetry! Just lovely!

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    April 24, 2015 at 18:39

  82. Absolutely phenomenal! What a treat to be able to enjoy these images.

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    April 24, 2015 at 18:51

  83. Undoubtedly the most stunning set of pictures I have seen on you blog. Completely blown away!

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    April 24, 2015 at 20:22

  84. Amazing as always.Beautiful!

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    April 24, 2015 at 21:36

  85. Right place at the right time. Lucky you! These are amazing captures.
    JM, IL

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    April 24, 2015 at 23:58

  86. Amazing. indeed! I would have been floored too. Gorgeous photos.

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    April 25, 2015 at 00:29

  87. And now I’m floating Fi … beautiful captures

    “Adelaide and Beyond”

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    April 25, 2015 at 03:15

  88. Joy

    beautiful heaven!

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    April 25, 2015 at 04:31

  89. A quilted sky all for you, Fi.

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    April 25, 2015 at 06:09

  90. Amazing sky indeed, wonderful images!

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    April 25, 2015 at 06:43

  91. oooh, how I would love to see something like this. I would’ve stopped and talked with the clouds for a long while, too.

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    April 25, 2015 at 07:45

  92. I should stop and take time to talk to the foamy clouds.

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    April 25, 2015 at 08:30

  93. Wow, this is amazing, Fiona. I love the shapes of clouds. Every day they are different. Fantastic post. Greetings, Joke

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    April 25, 2015 at 08:54

  94. mesmerizing

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    April 25, 2015 at 11:22

  95. Absolutely stunning!

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    April 25, 2015 at 12:21

  96. Wow! I’m glad you pulled these photos out of your archive.

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    April 25, 2015 at 15:29

  97. Amazing visuals!

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    April 25, 2015 at 15:53

  98. Wow! That’s terrific and no, I don’t blame you – I do the very same thing! 🙂

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    April 25, 2015 at 17:06

  99. The photos are so stunning that it’s difficult to decide whether to swim in the water or in the clouds! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    April 25, 2015 at 20:30

  100. Impressive! Your world is amazing, great images!

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    April 26, 2015 at 04:59

  101. Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers

    Wow! That is an impressive sky!

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    April 26, 2015 at 12:44

  102. This I have never seen.
    Very wonderful and very beautiful!

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    April 26, 2015 at 14:27

  103. Breathtaking. xo Laura

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    April 26, 2015 at 16:09

  104. I am not sure I can even express what these pictures elicit from me…amazement, bliss, and tears. What an incredible sight of the whole sky flowing in these clouds and reflected in the water…amazing captures.

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    April 26, 2015 at 17:26

  105. Ela

    Really an amazing sky !!!!!!!
    Greetings

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    April 26, 2015 at 17:47

  106. awesome clouds and photo’s, wonderful series

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    April 26, 2015 at 18:08

  107. Absolute beauty!

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    April 26, 2015 at 18:24

  108. Beautiful set of cloud photos.. Glad you stopped and ‘talked’ to them. I would do the same thing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    April 26, 2015 at 19:21

  109. My goodness! That’s so amazing.

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    April 26, 2015 at 21:16

  110. Fields of floating clouds:) yes, yes that’s it:)
    I love your images,
    but your words, carefully arranged like a beautiful bouquet,
    are just indescribably yummy:) Thank you,
    Jennifer

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    April 27, 2015 at 01:17

  111. Those are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    April 27, 2015 at 05:18

  112. wow, you amaze me each time I see your photos of the sky…

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    April 27, 2015 at 15:39

  113. These clouds are amazing! And the reflection too!
    Have a great week!

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    April 27, 2015 at 16:03

  114. I have never seen formation of clouds like this. Truly amazing how the nature works and impress us!

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    April 27, 2015 at 16:32

  115. Those are great clouds and awesome shots to show them off!

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    April 27, 2015 at 17:18

  116. Amazingly beautiful! almost surreal… !

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    April 27, 2015 at 22:44

  117. Hi! Nice collection of beautiful photos. I like the stained glass photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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    April 28, 2015 at 00:41

  118. exquisite clouds
    i have not seen clouds like these
    for some reason i felt pressure inside my head while looking at them
    i am a cloud lover
    but something about these felt as though they were compressing something inside
    so interesting

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    April 28, 2015 at 03:49

  119. Wow, how awesome. I’ve never seen anything like it. amazing captures.

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    April 28, 2015 at 03:58

  120. You know I talk to the sky too! Beautiful; I somehow didn’t catch this post earlier. Thankful for Feedly — would hate to have missed this.

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    April 29, 2015 at 22:54

  121. awesome patterns 🙂

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    April 30, 2015 at 11:21

  122. There are some mornings when they sky looks like it was painted just for us. This morning was one of those here. We had a dawn so pink I thought I was dreaming it.

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    May 1, 2015 at 06:45

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