Clouds

The Grey

Welcome to the grey:

It soothes and calms

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Especially when mixed with tones

Of purple, silver and pink.

(This is the sun setting at around 14.35!)

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For more grey-t skies, go to: Skywatch.


Blue-tiful

During my trip to Sussex, I climbed up Beachy Head.

The walk is a steep one – but I was joined

By wildflowers and stunted trees waving their hair in the wind.

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The blue of the sea faded

Into the blue of the sky.

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I heard the skylarks – and also a more unusual sound –

Bagpipes being played by a lone piper (intent on not annoying his neighbours?)

He played well – and the music made the scenery even more majestic.

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For more stories, please go to: Our World.


Moody sky

Monday evening — I look out of the tube window as we go overground.

I see the drama in the sky and the pastel buildings of Stockholm.

Take out my phone and snap a quick photo.

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For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.


Before the melt

Guess what? The ice has melted!

But only a few days ago, it lay thick

Under a blanket of fluffy clouds.

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Ruby loves jumping on stuff and posing —

And I love taking snaps of her when she does.

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For more cloudy or clear skies, please go to: Skywatch.


Cloudscapes

Sometimes the rising sun (arriving later and later every day)

Sets the trees aflame;

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As for the clouds,

They give double joy:

Once in the sky and once in water reflected.

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For more cloudscapes, please visit: Skywatch.


Trumpeting light

Is that an angel —

Or an elephant —

Trumpeting across the horizon at sunset?

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(In other news, WordPress informs me

That I’ve been blogging for nine years!

Thank you for sticking with me all these years.)

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For more visions, please go to: Skywatch.


Tutus in the sky

Call the clouds what you will:

Lilac tutus,

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Marshmallow fluff

Or pink candy floss.

They are still just as beautiful.

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For more heavenly shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Big drama

I love dramatic skies —

When layers of clouds

Looks like threatening mountains,

Clouds and mist

And come crashing down

In rolling veils to land beautifully

On a reflecting lake.

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For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.


Upside down bowl

An unseen hand

Turned the bowl of the sky upside down,

Scattering clouds into the water.

(And, of course, it always helps to have a dog in the picture too.)

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For more cloudy philosophy, please visit: Skywatch.


Floating in clouds

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

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

Fields and fields

Of foamy clouds in the sky!

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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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For more floating clouds, please visit: Skywatch.