LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Clouds on Clouds


I love clouds.  For me they need no names, which is just as well because I cannot identify them.  Clouds for me are objects of beauty, simply to be admired.  We see less of the sky at a given time here in the mountains, but what we see is often so beautiful.

The other afternoon we had some lovely clouds so I ventured outside for a few photographs.


Looking to the west




 Looking to the southeast




 Looking to the north




 Looking to the south



 Clouds here in the mountains are not always up in the sky.  My favorite clouds are those first arising from the valleys between the mountains.  Coming right up to reach the sky.

 Along the Blue Ridge Parkway


Clouds on clouds
In volumes driven
Curtain round the vault of Heaven.
Thomas Love Peacock




16 comments:

robin andrea said...

I love seeing the clouds there. Beautiful skies!

Ms. A said...

I agree with you, they are beautiful! Wish I was there to see them with you!

Lise said...

They were beautiful, must have been something magical about them, as we both noticed and wrote about them.:)

joeh said...

Now I can't get this outa my head

I've looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow it's cloud illusions I recall. I really don't know clouds at all.

Arkansas Patti said...

Me too. I know none by name but am fascinated by them all.

Busy Bee Suz said...

So much beauty to see UP and over. Great photos!

The Bug said...

Lovely! I was up in an airplane today looking down at clouds (& annoyed at myself that my camera was in the overhead bin).

Carolina Linthead said...

What Joeh said...I have also been known to sing "I've looked at cows from both sides now..." but that's another, all too true, story. LOVE your cloud pics! Thanks, dear friend.

KB Bear said...

Those are exquisite clouds against the deep blue sky. We have those "lower" clouds too, and they are very fun to watch!

kks said...

beautiful!
xoxo

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The sky allows provides a never ending show of shapes and colors every day.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful! Always changing and always worth looking at.

merrilymarylee said...

I don't know the names either, but I love looking at them. The only time I ever think about taking photos is when I'm riding (not driving!) in a car, so my shots are always blurred. Yours are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I have the same feelings about clouds as you do -- I've taken many photos of them and enjoy perusing them ever so often. Such beauty with mesmerizing qualities I think. -- barbara

Tara Crowley said...

beautiful images, all. I especially like the ground fog - clouds - in the Blue Ridge mts. you live a very scenic part of our country, lucky you!

Regenia said...

Beautiful, especially the Blue Ridge Parkway photo!