Clouds

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.)

Cloudy reflection

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.)

Foam in sky copy

For more floating clouds, please visit: Skywatch.


Fifty shades of grey

It’s been very grey here –

Church

So grey that the newspapers are saying

We’ve had fewer than 8 hours of sunshine so far this month.

In fact, it looks as if even the ducks are complaining about the lack of sun!

Ducks

There are moments of beauty, though,

When the grey and the bird

Look like a silken painting.

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For more bright skies, please visit: Skywatch.


A new dawn

It’s a new day, a new season.

The rising sun reminds me of the beauty in the world.

New dawn

Satin reflections on the lake

Bring a sense of calm;

Reflections

And my jetty always has the most

Beautiful views.

(This is Ruby: Oscar’s great-granddaughter, who is now our dog.)

Ruby + sky

For more lovely views, please visit: Skywatch.


Swirl

When dawn breaks

In a purple swirl

Swirl

And the promise of

A beautiful day —

Cloudy dawn

Then the best thing to do

Is say thank you

And dive right into the present.

Jump Oscar cloud

For more gifts, please visit: Skywatch.

And for more animals, visit: Camera Critters.


Reflecting clouds

The nights are drawing in,

So Oscar and I made some time to enjoy

The calm of a beautiful evening,

Oscar sunset

Making sure we studied the clouds

From several different angles and jetties.

Oscar jetty

A bird flew by,

The clouds kissed the water,

Serenity and silence settled in for the night.

Peace

For more clouds and sun, please visit: Skywatch.

And for more handsome creatures, go to:  Camera Critters.


England with a side order of clouds

A BIG thank  you to everyone for your comments on my posts while I was away.

Here are some big cloudy Sussex skies…

Clouds are a great topping for everything:

For hot horses in a field,

Horses

For my sister, the archer,

Arrow

For bringing rain to the soft emerald hills

Flower field

And for thatched cottages

Nestled in cozy valleys.

Sussex skies

For more sky toppings, please visit: Skywatch.