Friday, January 31, 2014

Look At The Clouds...............

     We enjoy watching clouds - there are so many different shapes and colors and as we are learning in weather science again this year, it is possible to tell what type of weather may be coming by watching the clouds. We have learned to tell some things from the clouds, but have so much yet to learn.

     Even if we were not looking at them to watch the weather, we would still look at them because they are so interesting and beautiful. I take many photos of them.........and continue to be amazed at how fast they change and how brilliant they look. Clouds are so amazing and God has made such a variety of them. 






Sometimes the clouds are thin and wispy, other times they are thick and heavy.


Sometimes the clouds are white and other times they are tinged with gray, blue or black.



 Sometimes bits of blue sky show through and other times, the sky looks overcast with no blue showing at all.




Some types of clouds are seen rather seldom, others are quite familiar.










 
 Some clouds build and go up into higher layers of the atmosphere.........some are signs of stable weather and others are signs of unstable weather.





Some clouds are recognized as growing storm clouds....and look forbidding and scary.....



 Some clouds say a storm is coming and imminent.............or they can say that the storm is over.



Other clouds look cheerful, but can still be a sign of changes to come..........


Some clouds are painted with many colors and form beautiful sunrises and sunsets.


Some clouds alert us that we need to put things away, clear the yard of things that can blow around and get ready to take shelter.


Some clouds just look free and inspire us to watch more to see the frequent changes as the winds at different levels blow the clouds around and updrafts and downdrafts rearrange them.







There are so many things to learn about clouds and I enjoy observing and testing the little bit of knowledge I have of them...............and so do my kids.  Is that cloud full of rain? or a sign of nice weather? Is that the cloud that means a change in the weather in the next day? Is that a shelf cloud.....could we have a tornado?  Green clouds? Hmmmm, will we get hail? Fun to learn and to test our knowledge and I like being more aware of the world of nature around us.

Clouds - such fun to look at and learn about - let's keep looking at them.......

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Skywatch Friday

48 comments:

  1. Visiting from Anything Blue Friday. Beautiful pictures of the clouds. I enjoy observing them too.

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    1. Thank you......They are different every few minutes or seconds......I think that is part of why I enjoy them so much...and the colors are stunning. I am thankful for clouds. Thank you for stopping over here. :)

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  2. Amazing pictures! I love clouds. When I was little I'd lie down in the grass and look up into the sky and watch the clouds form a variety of things. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Brew!

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    1. I did the same thing - and loved seeing the pictures in the clouds - dreams were made there. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  3. Beautiful photos. Visiting from Beauty in His Grip.

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    1. Thank you... sorry this response is so late. I am glad you visited. :)

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  4. Visiting you from The Dedicated House. Your photos are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you... I'm so sorry this response is so late. :( I am glad you stopped by. :)

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  5. beautiful skys, I enjoy looking at them. I have a few pictures myself. Sometimes they can be very unusual.
    Janice

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    1. They sure can be unusual - constantly changing. I am so sorry this response is so late... but I do appreciate your visit and your comment. :)

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  6. Visiting from Roses of Inspiration...I am such a cloud watcher too! I always have my point-n-shoot with me for moments when I'm in the car. I am mesmerized by the clouds and sky...every moment is different! Your photos are absolutely stunning! Have a blessed Tuesday :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I keep my camera w/ me also... the sky is magnificent so much of the time.... and you never know when it will change. :) Thank you for visiting.....it was nice to hear from you. :)

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  7. I also love looking at clouds, and you have captured them perfectly in your pictures! They were such a joy to look at! God's creation is so breathtakingly amazing, isn't it? I'm so glad to have found this post on the Teaching What is Good link-up.
    -Miranda at http://rahabtoriches.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, God's creation is amazingly beautiful. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  8. Beautiful, absoutely beautiful! I love laying in the grass next to my young son and looking up into the sky. There is something calm and peaceful about looking up into the heavens...

    Thanks for sharing, dear one. Hugs!

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    1. There is.... I find that the more I learn about clouds... the more I enjoy them. There is a beauty there, a strength that only God can surpass... it really highlights the power of God. :) Thank you for stopping... your comments are always so sweet and I enjoy them. :)

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  9. I love clouds. When I lived in Southern California there weren't many interesting ones, especially when the fog and smog was strong. Now that I live in BC there are so many all year long. I just love it. - Margy

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    1. I've never the seen the clouds in either place... that would be interesting.... clouds are fun, wherever we are. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  10. I love clouds. I love flying however I love it more when I'm above the clouds. Great post!

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    1. I agree - flying above the clouds is amazing.... I was shocked the first time I did since the sun was so brightly shining up there and we had left gloomy rainy weather down below... fun. :) Thank you for stopping by.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your photos! I love wide-open spaces and looking at water. I wish I lived out in the country, but I am a townie. One of your photos looked like God's big hand in the clouds. I am your neighbor at Christian Mommy Blogger. ~gina

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    1. You're welcome! I also live in the city and would love to live in the country... which is why I REALLY like taking pictures of the beauty so I can enjoy it more often. :) .... I didn't even see that picture w/ "God's big hand in the clouds" - How fun! Thank you for visiting. :)

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  12. Your photos are just beautiful, I just love looking at the sky. Thanks for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thank you - I do too... it is beautiful and ever changing. :)

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  13. I always love looking up at the clouds. I think they are so heavenly and peaceful I tried to write a poem about the Clouds once, but the words didn't come to me. I hope to pay homage to the clouds with my poetry in the future. I love your photos. God Bless your photographic journeys. Come visit me at http://www.asklatisha.com and add them to my weekend link-ups. They fit right in with the theme.

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    1. What a nice comment... I hope the words will come at a future time. :) Thank you for the visit... and for the invite. :)

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  14. Pretty, you got some really great shots.

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    1. Thank you.... it seems that the clouds are always changing... and are beautiful. :)

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  15. You sure captured the beauty of the clouds!! I enjoyed looking through your pictures.

    Thank you for linking up and sharing this post at Tuesday Talk.

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    1. I'm glad it was enjoyable... thank you for visiting. :)

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  16. Gorgeous clouds! Thanks for stopping in at The Maple Hill Hop!

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    1. God does make some amazingly beautiful clouds! :)

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  17. Beautiful photography. The second picture looks like it was painted. Love it!

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    1. Thank you.... I had to go back and look at the 2nd picture after your comment... it was interesting to view it in that way. :)

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  18. Oh yes! Clouds are fascinating. Your photos are beautiful.
    Visiting from Roses of Inspiration blog hop.

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    1. Thank you... it is amazing that there are so many variations of the clouds... and I love watching them. :)

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  19. I could waste a whole day just staring at the clouds. They are surely part of nature's beauty. Thanks so much for linking up this week at #HomeMattersParty. Can't wait to see what you link up next week.

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    1. They are interesting to watch as they change minute by minute.... what a beautifully changing scene. :) Thank you for the blog party.... I look forward to returning. :)

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    1. Thank you.... I really enjoy watching the sky and getting photos of it's variety and loveliness. :)

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  21. Wonderful series of cloud colours and designs. So scenic and always different.

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    1. I find it so amazing that the clouds are always changing. God is such an amazing creator and I enjoy recording His creations in my photos. Again and again I see clouds and though similar... they are still different. :)

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  22. Absolutely beautiful skies, and a wonderful variety! I really like your photography!

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    1. Thank you.... what a wonderful comment! I love watching and photographing the skies... God puts on such a show every day and there is always something different. :)

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    1. I just love all of the varieties of cloud formations... and light variations. Thank you for visiting. :)

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