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Cloudy Inspirations

Mackerel Sky (cirrocumulus clouds) I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils. Excerpt from Daffodils by William Wordsworth Lenticular cloud  I am the daughter of Earth and Water And the nursling of the sky; I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores; I change, but I can not die. For after the rain when with never a stain.  The pavilion of heaven is bare, And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams Build up the blue dome of air. Excerpt from The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley “Clouds come floating into my life,  No longer to carry rain or  usher storm But to add color to my sunset sky.” Ravindranath Tagore “I think I will be able to, in the end, rise above the clouds and climb the stairs to heaven, and I will look down on my beautiful life.”  Yayoi Kusama “I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. Free of the earth. Free of the mountains. Free of the clouds, but how inseparably I

Sky Watching 2012

Black clouds hover over the salt marshes It was only this year that I've started watching the skies more avidly than before. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I've been lucky enough to have a great view of sunrises from my front window. I also walk at the park right by the salt marshes and I often watch the planes coming in to land at SFO. It's a wide open space and there's an unobstructed view of the sky. One day while walking along the trail, I espied black smoke in the horizon. Then I heard the sounds of sirens and police cars speeding to the scene of the fire. Since I walk around the park after work, I'm often rewarded with breathtaking sunsets. Bay Area sunset The sky is a canvas in progress. Cloud formations change so quickly that by the time I pull out my camera from my handbag, I've lost that particular scenario. It's a little tricky to take pictures while driving unless you're at a stop sign and the train is passing throug