The first time I flew, as a child back in mid-seventies, I was amazed to see the sun shining above the gray, dark clouds. The revelation made such an impression on me that I’ve been obsessed with clouds ever since. You can say my head is in the clouds because I’m always on the lookout. Living in the city means you don’t get a clear view of the sky. Getting a good photo is almost impossible, unless you drive a while to the outskirts of the city. But ain’t nobody got time for that, amirite?
Somewhat unobstructed view is possible from my balcony, where you can often find me looking up. It’s not the best spot but it’s most convenient. These photos are taken from the said balcony, almost from the same spot (it’s a long balcony). These are not glorious landscape/skyscape photos. They will not take your breath away. They just captured the changes usually overlooked by many. Have you noticed that clouds are most amazing in fall? I love autumn skies.
As my friend Ann said in her Pause and Breathe post:
“One has much to lose from being one of the members of the “Look Down” Society. Let’s join the Look-Up-and-Around Society instead to never forget the beauty that surrounds us.”
So, look up once in a while and pay attention to anything else but your phone.
What is your favorite subject to photograph in the nature? Do you like clouds just as much as I do?
Keep your head in the clouds if that’s where you need it to be.
How sweet to be a cloud floating in the blue
Even when the sky is filled with clouds, the sun still shines above
Every cloud has a silver lining
Don’t you wonder what clouds taste like?
You must not blame me if I talk to the clouds
I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
Make every day a cloud nine kinda day
Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky
I hope you enjoyed the clouds from my balcony. Try every day to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
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