Keep your head in the clouds

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, calls for us all to take a step off the digital treadmill, lie back and admire the beauty in the sky above. This is one of my favourite TED Talks – Cloudy with a chance of joy. 

What a wonderful way to spend time outdoors, relaxing, taking some time out and appreciating nature.

If it got you thinking about clouds a bit more. Here’s another great little video from The UK Met Office a – Cloud Spotting Guide.

It really made me want to get outside, find a comfortable spot, sit down and look up – so that’s what I did.

Here are my sky blue cloudspotting photos taken near to where I live.

The Manifesto of The Cloud Appreciation Society

We think that they are Nature’s poetry, and the most egalitarian of her displays, since

everyone can have a fantastic view of them.

We seek to remind people that clouds are expressions of the atmosphere’s moods, and can be read like those of a person’s countenance.

We believe that clouds are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul.

And so we say to all who’ll listen: Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and live life with your head in the clouds!

 

#coloryourworld 120 Days of Crayola

Today’s colour is Sky Blue

Have you ever spent some time cloudspotting? If not, are you more tempted to look up now?

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15 thoughts on “Keep your head in the clouds

  1. I love your photos. Laying under the trees in our backyard and making cloud-pictures was one of my favorite things to do with my kids. I still do this in the summer with the girls that I babysit. It’s just great fun and is so peaceful!

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  2. I remember vividly as a child lieing in meadows of grass , just staring up at the clouds in the sky.Its been a while.Clouds seem so otherworldly I have to remind myself that they are part of our world,almost! X

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