121 Days ’til 40: What Do YOU See in the Clouds?

23 Oct

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next, and a cloud could go by and make that happen. ~ Bob Dylan
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
I love clouds. ย When I was a little girl I would walk into our front garden, lie on the grass, and watch the clouds go by for hours…. ย yes, literally – and no, I was really not a strange kid….. at least, I did not think so! ย ๐Ÿ™‚
I loved to watch the clouds as they would morph from one shape into another. ย I loved to see the direction the wind blew them. ย I loved to see them move so quickly I could not envision anything other than the clouds they were, or so slowly that I could create stories with the animals I saw frolicking in the sky.
Now I have the pleasure of sharing my love of clouds with my daughters… they now gaze at the sky with me and tell me what they see in that world in the sky above. ย A world full of animals, knights and princesses floating above us.
Today, 121 days ’til 40, I pause and take note of the beauty in the sky above.

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29 responses to “121 Days ’til 40: What Do YOU See in the Clouds?

  1. jensine

    October 23, 2012 at 00:08

    I always see the strangest things but I love cloud gazing

    • 400daystil40

      October 23, 2012 at 22:55

      hmm…… how strange?

      • jensine

        October 23, 2012 at 23:14

        odd … I have seen a dragon on the loo … an upside-down ship and a banana

  2. buckwheatsrisk

    October 23, 2012 at 01:54

    i had forgotten until i read this, but i used to do the same, i loved it! it’s a great escape!

  3. saymber

    October 23, 2012 at 02:10

    I love to cloud watch! The other day my husband and I laughed because we saw a cloud formation that looked alot like the Dark Mark of Harry Potter’s Voldemort lol. There are dragons, ducks and sometimes I see a floppy eared cocker spaniel with his tongue sticking out running! Great entertainment lol.

    • 400daystil40

      October 23, 2012 at 22:54

      hehehe – sounds like what my girls see in the clouds!

  4. getbusyyall

    October 23, 2012 at 02:42

    When do we stop doing things like that?

    • 400daystil40

      October 23, 2012 at 22:54

      Hopefully never!

      • getbusyyall

        October 24, 2012 at 00:39

        Or, if we do stop, at least it’s not too late to start back up!

  5. thelastsongiheard

    October 23, 2012 at 04:28

    I love using my imagination and seeing shapes in the clouds… I especially love flying about the clouds because it’s like a whole other fairy tale land up there LOL:

    I’ve taken a lot of photos while I’ve been in the air and some have been quite stunning – especially the ones taken at sunrise and sunset. I have a gallery on Redbubble – I haven’t uploaded the sunset photos yet, but if you see any you like, let me know and I’d be happy to email you the original image so you can keep it for yourself. Just don’t be sneaky and use it elsewhere LOL ๐Ÿ˜› (I know you wouldn’t… I trust you) – my email is thelastsongiheard “at”

    • 400daystil40

      October 23, 2012 at 22:52

      Wow!!! Thank you so much! The images are GORGEOUS – and you are from Louisville! My mom was born there and I have many distant cousins who still live there. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • thelastsongiheard

        October 24, 2012 at 04:06

        I live here now but I won’t be here in the long term… I like the city but my life is taking me elsewhere.

        And thank you for the compliment – honestly, pic a pic and if you’re interested, mail me and I’ll send you a digital copy ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. walkwiththerabbi

    October 23, 2012 at 05:40

    Are we born from the same mother?

    • 400daystil40

      October 23, 2012 at 22:51

      hmm… I suppose anything is possible….. ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. viveka

    October 23, 2012 at 13:05

    Was the same .. and I still walk with my eye upwards – not the greatest idea at times. Love this little post. Clouds are so pretty, fluffy and angry .. and dramatic and dangerous.

  8. sued51

    October 23, 2012 at 13:24

    I love that Bob Dylan quote! Funny how clouds can affect our moods.

    • 400daystil40

      October 23, 2012 at 22:50

      Me too! And yes, it is funny how they can affect us…… a lot!

  9. Another Thousand Words

    October 23, 2012 at 18:38

    Just lovely, 400! Clouds have fascinated me for my entire life…so much beauty, power, and, of course, animals, and people, and objects…my imagination also soared with them as a child (and does still)!

  10. evilnymphstuff

    October 25, 2012 at 09:56

    It’s like a dragon or a lion? emerging from the cloud. Beautiful! I love staring at clouds hehe…

    • 400daystil40

      October 25, 2012 at 22:27

      Hmmm… hard to decide between dragons and lions – both great images!!!

  11. knitxpressions

    November 1, 2012 at 09:58

    Ahh…I feel like staring at the clouds just about now…. =D But simply the thought of doing it is very relaxing

    • 400daystil40

      November 1, 2012 at 22:17

      hehehe – I think I see relaxing music and pillows in the clouds!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • knitxpressions

        November 2, 2012 at 05:52

        haaa…yes indeed…with a faint sweet smell of flowers! Ahh…. =D


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