There is just something about clouds that makes me feel like I am both living on a beautifully created planet as well as a mere tiny grain of sand in an ocean of creation. I always find myself looking to the sky, wondering if I am going to see another image that takes my breath away. At times in my hectic life I live for those moments. At others they are simply a bonus to an otherwise blissful day. But they never cease to amaze me and make me thankful for being alive.
Perhaps that is why in the last few years I have been snapping photos of the sky with whatever camera I happen to have on hand. There is nothing as humbling as looking up at the sky and seeing something greater than you, more beautiful than you, and yet deriving such comfort and joy from the sight of it. I will never tire of looking up (and for your information yes, I am just as fascinated with the NIGHT sky, I just 1) have a phone that is incapable of taking night sky images, and 2) don’t have the resources or time to sit outside and enjoy long exposure times!)
I often hear my husband exclaim, “Are you taking pictures of the sky again?” Perhaps when I am supposed to be getting the kids out of or into the car, or walking into an appointment or the grocery store…
And yes, I will stop the car on the way to wherever it is I have to be five minutes ago to snap a picture of a particularly gorgeous sunset or sunrise, or some beautifully sculpted clouds. The bumpersticker given to me recently by my dad is apt – “I break for interesting cloud formations.”