Friday, February 21, 2014

Clouds - What do you see?

There are times when “looking up” rivals the beauty of “looking down” while walking the garden paths here on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Gardens at Waters East.  The forms, textures, colors, moods of the many and varied clouds moving overhead creates a beauty that for the most part only last moments – then changes – then vanishes – then becomes new again.

Remember as a child lying down on the soft grass and looking up at all those clouds  passing overhead?  Your mind was young and free and full of creativity.  It was so easy to imagine that the clouds were shaped like animals, birds or even looked like people you knew.  The clouds stimulated creativity, imagination, even dreams.

Well the clouds are still here, though different than all those from years ago.  They can and will make your mind dream and wonder like a child once again – just look up.  So many moods, so many forms, so much to see.

Here are two dozen photos taken over the year of the clouds floating above the gardens.
Dream on – enjoy.

 Cold January 7, 2014 Sunrise
-17F  that is  -27.2 C

 August Afternoon
Portholes from Ferry Boat

 June - mid day

 July - Storm Forming

 Evening Iris

 February Sunset
Looking East over Lake Michigan

 August Storm
passing overhead

 Do you see what I see?

 Pink Clouds

evening clouds

with red Autumn Engleman Ivy

 Looking East
Lake Michigan
October Afternoon

June Sunset
looking East

 January Sky

 A bright sunny day

 What do you see in these clouds?

 July Sunset

 October Morning

 Cloud Patterns

Hole in the Clouds

 September Clouds

 Love Over the Fence
celebrating the clouds

 January Snow

May 25, 2013

Plus One More
Sunset Colors

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  1. Neat images of the clouds, they can be so unique.

  2. WOW! I absolutely love cloud scenes and these are fantastic. I enjoyed scrolling through these.

  3. A lovely cloud-anthology ! Great ideea to post about the sky and the clouds, Jack . Have a nice sunday !

  4. Your cloud formations are simply stunning. I can't pick a favorite. Have a nice weekend!

  5. Yes, the sky and clouds transforms the look and feel of a garden from one day to the next, possibly from one minute to the next and your focus on the beauty of these ever-changing views if perfectly captured in the sequence of photos.

  6. Amazing clouds! I love to watch clouds passing by

    Hope there's no snow any more!


  7. I like the drama of the iris. With some of the pictures - the clouds look so threatening I think I would have been frightened to be under them.

    Each year, I choose a tree and 'follow' it through the seasons - see when its leaves open/fall off, the insects that live on it, the plants which grow round it. It isn't in the least bit scientific but it is fascinating.

    I'm inviting other bloggers to join me in this - to choose a tree and 'follow' it through the year. It will be very informal but, so we can all keep in touch with each other and know how 'our' trees are doing, I'll be putting a linky box on Loose and Leafy on 7th of every month, beginning with March.

    I associate your blog with flowers rather than trees but, if you were to join in, that would make it even more interesting.

    There's more information - and the growing list of participants here