Friday, 19 April 2013

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds ....

“Look at those clouds," said Jamie, gazing up at the sky. "Look at them." 

"Yes," said Isabel. "They're very beautiful, aren't they? Clouds are very beautiful and yet so often we fail to appreciate them properly. We should do that. We should look at them and think about how lucky we are to have them." 
"Look at the shape of the clouds," she said. "What do you see in those beautiful clouds, Jamie?"
"I see you," he said.” 

 from "The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds" by Alexander McCall Smith


The field was bathed in a rather eerie yellow light this evening.  Intrigued, I ventured out to see what was going on.  

I was greeted by a very moody vista.  Mama Nature had got her knickers in a twist about something, that was for sure.  

I took some time just to 'be'.  To breathe, to recharge after a busy week.  It was wonderfully quiet.

No-one down this-a-way.....

No-one down that-a-way........... (apart from a red and white furry blur)

Just me and the waxing  moon

And sometimes - that's all that is needed.


“when we look up, it widens our horizons. we see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries. No differences of caste or religion or race.” 



  1. I felt like Mother Nature did today, wonder if I went an odd shade too.

  2. Oh dear - hope your mood improves very soonest! xx

  3. The underneaths of the clouds were very flat here yesterday evening. Lady Magnon was fascinated!

    1. That's what struck me about those clouds too - quite flat bottoms. Ahem.

  4. I never really took much notice of clouds until we moved to this hill, now I've become a real sky watcher.
    Lovely photos, I did smile at Harvey zipping along!

    1. I absolutely adore cloud watching - comes in very useful when you're a complete day dreamer!

  5. We sometimes get that yellow gold thing going on here too. Stunning isn't it?

    1. It is indeed - that lovely 'golden hour' between 8 and 9 during the summer.... I love it!


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