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Friday, January 06, 2017

My Head’s in the Clouds

Posted by: Lynne

Rows and floes of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way

~taken from Both Sides Now, by Joni Mitchell

If you've followed my old blog (a "new" Jersey Girl -- still active) or our new mutual blog you must have noticed that I post a lot of cloud photos. I have always loved and noticed clouds. When I was a little girl I would lay on my back in the grass and make out shapes in the clouds. Didn't you? I am lucky to be living in an area where the clouds are always amazing and ever-changing. I think the winds that we have help a great deal in the formation of so many different kinds of clouds.

For Christmas (and my birthday) Rick gifted me these two books so that I can identify the clouds I see. So cool! I alreadly have names for a few clouds I could not identify before.

Did you know that there is actuallly a Cloud Appreciaton Society? I am proud to say that I am one of their newest members. If you want to investigate further go to http://www.cloudappreciationsocity.org to view the amazing photos that people all around the world have shared, or even upload your own photos to their site. I haven't uploaded any yet but I certainly plan to!

The following clouds were shot coming back from Laramie the day before our latest big storm hit. Such a confused sky!

 

 

 

If you are not already a "cloud-watcher" just cast your eyes to the skies the next time you're out and about and take a look. You'll be glad you did.

Comments:

I am a cloud watcher, when I can see them between buildings! You’re definitely in the perfect country for cloudscapes. And I love what you’ve done with Joni’s song and your photos! As you know, she is my hero when it comes to songwriting.

You may be a practicing nephophiliac! grin
Beautiful shots.

Steve, thank you! I imagine you don’t see too many cloudscapes between the building of London! But I bet in the countryside they are pretty wonderful there. In fact, the Cloud Appreciation Society is based in Somerset UK!

Glen, yes, I guess I am. (But I had to look the word up) smile And thank you!

Enjoyed your photos. I’ve been a weather and cloud watcher since I was about 10 and frequently take cloud shots.

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