Day 2554: Clouds

While I’ve been in the clouds about my December 27th wedding to Michael, I’ve also been noticing clouds, including these:


What do those clouds look like to you? Do you see

  • a unicorn?
  • a dragon?
  • a face?
  • hope?
  • threats?
  • something else?

What does this look like to you?

people are like dark clouds.jpg

Some people have been like dark clouds in my life, and when they disappear, it IS a brighter day.

Maybe my new socks have something to say to dark clouds.


I don’t want to cloud the issue, but I actually do care. I wish to be aware of all clouds and do what’s in my power to deal with them.

Here are some quotes about clouds:

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate and those that I guard I do not love.” — William Butler Yeats

” Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.  You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” — St. Augustine

“It is better to have your heads in the clouds and know where you are … than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.” — Henry David Thoreau

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”  — Edward Abbey

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” —  John Lubbock

“Clouds do not really look like camels or sailing ships or castles in the sky.  They are simply a natural process at work. So too, perhaps, are our lives.” — Roger Ebert

“Mirth is like a flash of lightening, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.” — Joseph Addison

“Let the people on both sides keep their self-possession, and just as other clouds have cleared away in due time, so will this, and this great nation will continue to prosper as before.” — Abraham Lincoln

“I, like everybody else, have a certain fear of heights, and I have to be very careful when I’m in the clouds, but it is also what I love; it is my domain, so when you love something, you don’t have fear.” —Philippe Petit

“Who cares about the clouds when we’re together? Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.” — Dale Evans

Do you see any clouds in these other recent photos?



It’s nice to see a squirrel in a cloud of lace.

Here‘s a song about clouds:


Here‘s another song that’s hovering in the clouds of this post, above:


If you were to comment on this post, I’d be on Cloud 9.

Now it’s time to end this post in a cloud of gratitude, so thanks and happy trails to all who help me find my way through the clouds to blog every day, including YOU.



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28 thoughts on “Day 2554: Clouds

  1. I went looking for the name of the cloud in your first picture, but gave up. I first saw one like that in the Virgin Islands and it shaded our little beach all day. A local man said it was from trade winds. I’ve always wondered what to call it. Looks like your wedding celebration continues, as it should!

  2. I think clouds are beautiful and the ones you featured look like someone about to eat a delicious meal with chopsticks

  3. I remember the first time I flew in an airplane what I wanted more than anything else was to see clouds from another perspective. And now sometimes I take a telescope out in the day and look closely at clouds and it’s amazing how much detail there is in them.
    Now that you and Michael are married that may put a different perspective on things but I hope you’ll enjoy seeing the details in a new way.

  4. Very interesting food! What are those things on the plate with the candle? Such a beautiful restaurant.

    When I look at those clouds I see a bridge.

    Thank you for sharing your photos. I love them.

    • That was the dessert — flourless chocolate cake with hazelnut gelato — for our post-wedding meal on Friday at our favorite restaurant, Bistro 5 in Medford Massachusetts. I’m not surprised you see a bridge in the clouds, Maureen; I love the way you see and create bridges between people, including here.

  5. I like looking at clouds and seeing different shapes and such.
    I wish we had more rain clouds resulting in rain

  6. Lovely post, inviting meal and good pictures.every thing is looking perfect.

  7. May all the clouds that you and Michael encounter be on the distant horizon and full of spectacular colour and depth.
    I saw a math problem involving an isosceles triangle!

  8. A wedding. Good for you and wish you both joy and happiness. I’m divorced since 1984. At 70 now seems marriage was not in the cards for me but have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

  9. Clouds are some of my favorite things to take pictures of…but not if they are raining on your parade (or wedding for that matter). I hope the thrill of being newly married stays with you two forever.

  10. puella33

    When I first, saw the first picture, I saw a wishbone, but then I put my glasses on and it seemed more Mystical , I always liked observing the marshmellow puffed clouds as a young girl- I still do. I see sunshine in all your pictures, because I know there from you, a being of Goodness.

  11. Fantastic quotes, Ann. I think of clouds as an invitation to look “up” and to try to take in the expanse of the universe, such as we have minds to consider! I often wonder who else is looking at the cloud formation in a beautiful sky and contemplating something similar. Clouds over water and a view like you shared in your photo do wonders for my mood. 🙂

  12. May the joy be everlasting, Ann!

  13. Just dropping in to say congratulations and to wish you and family a Happy New Year.

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