“The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be?–it is the same the angels breathe.”
― Mark Twain

Overhead, stretched across an endless palate, colors and textures collide in a dazzling spectacle.
Dust particles, light and various masses of air–some hot, some cold, choreograph a mesmerizing heavenly banquet–an endless feast for any skyward glance.


Shifts in atmospheric pressure rise and fall, as foreign winds whip unseen forces into precarious unions. Colors, of radiant glory, sparkle as from a million tiny prisms suspended on an seen chandelier.


As Winter’s evening light sets forth a tantalizing tidbit of self, explosions within the spectrum, seldom seen with such force, offer grandeur over an otherwise barren land.


An invisible hand unfurls a massive patchwork quilt which falls languidly over a sleepy land.
“Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.
Red sky at night, sailors delight”

Echoes of ancient rhymes lyrically and rhythmically rise and fall as a lofty drama plays out guiding the ancient traveler.

Summer’s heat unleashes instability, as an ominous skyward cocktail mixes aloft.
Overhead a thousand unseen forces prepare to do battle.
Change is soon at hand as varying air masses vie for control,
As a cacophony of sound and light unleash a frightening display.


Yet just as quickly as refuge and safety is sought, the unseen foe is suddenly vanquished.
Light emerges the victor as wary souls emerge unscathed while eyes still scan the changing sky.


5 comments on “clouds

  1. All your pictures are beautiful but I especially like the very last one. 🙂
    Have a lovely summer day!
    xo Joanne

  2. Lynda says:

    Julie, I love the sky – it is where I find God’s beauty and magnificence. I often look at the sky and thank God for the beauty therein. Your pictures are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. Absolutely beautiful Julie! Great photographs, I love them all but I think I like the winter sunset, third pictures the best. I would frame that one! 🙂

    • thanks Michael–I love looking at the sky–I always feels as if it’s God giant palate 🙂
      I’m going tomorrow to get the supplies for the ice cream—I probably need to order one of your ice cream scoops—I gave the one at Christmas to Dad…..
      I’ll let you know how it turns out 🙂

  4. Very nice post and photos, my friend. Hugs, Natalie 🙂

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