Have you observed the clouds?

India
July 4, 2008 4:06am CST
Once in a while, when there is a power cut, and I can't sit glued to my computer, I just sit on my porch and observe nature--the distant hills, the green trees against the blue background of sky, the setting sun, the birds flying home, and so on and so forth. Observing the clouds turned out to be a very rewarding experience. What was more fascinating about observing the clouds was that they change shape often. What looked like a wolf tearing a carcass (Thank God I am not superstitious) became a fetus shape in a few moments, and then later turned into a map of New Zealand, and then looked like a chalice. Ever observed this? Isn't it fascinating? Which is the most fascinating cloud shape you observed? Cheers and happy mylotting
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• Japan
5 Jul 08
You know why it is so? I feel not only clouds, you observe sea, mountain etc. Natural creations tempts us think and unite with them. It reminds us how small we are infront of them. I like to observe Rabbits in the sky.
• United States
22 Aug 08
Ya you kinda do get that feeling . that is how i feel when by the ocean .
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@jakesun (100)
• China
4 Jul 08
i very please to observe the cloud in the sky,too.it's so beautiful .if it's sunny and there a little clouds in the blue sky,clouds' shape from one kind to another,it is fascinating,observing that not only good for my eyes ,but also make the spirit clearer.
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• United States
5 Jul 08
Hahahaha, you're a poet yourself positiveminded! No wonder you recognize it in others! And I love your sense of humor! I don't get into looking for shapes in the clouds so much as I look for a certain quality of movement in them. When big puffy clouds are drifting across the face of a brilliant blue sky it reminds me of something that I can't exactly describe. It's like my whole beingness expands and I become the sky and the clouds moving across them, while at the same time my own individuality is sharply defined and emphasized, and feels as ancient as the huge sky I walk beneath.
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• India
5 Jul 08
Thanks for the lovely response! I wish I could feel one with the sky. I have gone "close" to feeling like that, but not quite. I think I have a racy mind. While I appreciate the works of art in the sky, my mind reminds me that I have to complete that chore and this chore. Dunno how to get over it. Cheers and happy mylotting
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• United States
5 Jul 08
Hehehe, yeah, I have a racy mind too that constantly tries to distract me from my contemplation and appreciation of the beauty all around me, by frantically listing all the chores I haven't completed and the minuscule amount of time I have to complete them in! I often have to remind my mind that 100 years from now it won't matter one iota whether I get my tomato plants staked today or my phone bill paid, or whatever, so I may as well enjoy myself while I'm here. And I make it a point to get the most pleasure I can out of everything I do. And if I don't feel like doing it then I don't, I just lay in my hammock and daydream and look at the mountain peaks around me and the cows grazing in the field and listen to the apples plop to the ground as the wind moves their branches around. And eventually I get inspired to do something and that is the only time I like to do anything, when I'm inspired. I don't often give in any more to the fear-based motivation. Like yesterday I was trying to stress myself out over the compost piles that need turning, the garden paths that I wanted to get established so as to surprise my sister when she comes next weekend, the lawns that need mowing the laundry that needs laundering, and the list goes on. What happened instead was I happened to find a can of violet paint in the basement that was so beautiful I almost fainted, and was inspired to paint my computer/sewing room where I spend so much time. So that's what I did.
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• United States
5 Jul 08
PS: Thanks for the BR! I LOVE to get them!!
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@zed_k4 (17633)
• Singapore
4 Jul 08
Hello my dear friend, this is one of the rare chance that I get to log into mylot. I don't know why I'm having problems again, but sites like search engines are alright as well as for my blogs. I think there's a virus, I'm on my way there. Been trying to change my avatar, and hope it reflects. To answer your discussion, I love to look at the silver linings when I look at the clouds. I think there's more to clouds than meets the eye and I am fascinated to them each time, especially those moving clouds. Awesome.
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• India
4 Jul 08
Hello handsome! Nice to see you again, and thanks for the response! Your avatar is great, but I can't see your face. :( Is it meant to be that way or some mistake? Cheers and happy mylotting
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@zed_k4 (17633)
• Singapore
15 Aug 08
It's meant to be that way buddy..but I'm changing it soon, back to my face perhaps, LOL...
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
22 Aug 08
Hello I used to love to lay on the grass and watch the clouds float by as a kid . My brother and me would always find shapes and all that fun stuff . Somtimes now when the sky is real blue and Im out by the pool I sometimes will get lost in the clouds . I also get lost in the clouds when on a rd trip and my fiance is driving . The best shapes I have seen are aa heart and bee .
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• India
23 Aug 08
Wow, that's a great experience - lying on the grass and watching clouds. Wish I could do it right now. :) Cheers and thanks for the response.
• India
22 Aug 08
On some occasions i do, just in a casual way,as i don't spend any time purposefully for this.. Reason, by the time i get up daily, the sun would have already registered 40'c of heat in the morning..( you know, by 7.30 or 8.00 am) and how could i watch the clouds in the bright sunshine..haha.. May be on gloomy dark days that threaten to shower heavily.. and if i am in home, not in my office, not mylotting,.. not enjoying my afternoon sleep.. i have a chance to watch the New Zealand in clouds..
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• India
23 Aug 08
LOL yup!! The Indian sky is unbearable at day time. However, it is very beautiful in the evenings. You can watch plenty of clouds then. :) Cheers and thanks for the response.
• Singapore
22 Aug 08
Clouds are wondrous construction or... raw material for imagination. I don't normally look at clouds from my house because during the day, there usually isn't much of clouds unless it is raining - which means I would close the windows and draw the blinds; and at night, I shut everything and on the aircon... Thus it is only when I am walking back home during the evening would I do cloud gazing. And at night, I would gaze at the stars. Beautiful really and one can almost do that indefinitely forever.
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• India
23 Aug 08
I haven't done any star gazing for ages. I guess it is time to start again. :) Cheers and thanks for the response. :)
@dropofrain (1168)
• India
5 Jul 08
clounds are an amazing thing to be watched and the best part is that you can spend hours watching them. they look beautiful and more importantly they provoke your imagination. they enable you to imagine what is inside you. it takes shapes as per your imagination and that fascinates me the most. thanks nature for giving us such diverse things to observe. but as the life is becoming more and more hectic people dont have time to look above themselves... to look at the clouds and refresh themselves...
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• United States
5 Jul 08
I often study the clouds, I love the shapes I think they make. Don't have a favorite but I'll bet God imagines the most wonderful things when he makes them float across the sky.
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@melo_828 (427)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
yeah, i always look at the clouds especially when its summer time. the clouds on summer time are like cotton and color white. they form different shape, sometimes we see like a picture of people or animals they form. at rainy season, we always look at the clouds to see if it will gonna rain. the clouds on rainy seasons are dark color because of the rain it was carrying.
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@NettyB (336)
• United States
4 Jul 08
When I was a kid, back in the stone age days before cable tv & computers, I loved to lay in the grass and watch the shapes in the clouds. I have taught my Grandkids to slow down and do that too.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Weather is just ideal for the last few days. Sky is clear blue and temperature is just perfect at 73F.....nothing to add.... I love looking at clouds and afternoon sky....
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@LarienOB (103)
• China
4 Jul 08
hi ,my friend.I love nature,trees,grass,hills,rivers,the vioce of birds,the sounds of stream...as i grow up ,there is less and less time to observed nature,i can not see write ,beauty ,pure clouds anymore.I have saw a cloud long time ago.a real cloud.his shape is a cloud,just a cloud.so easy,so clear.I still remember the day I saw it.I felt so happy.but ,I can not see it anymore
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
4 Jul 08
i had watched clouds more often when im still young..and wondering whats up beyond the clouds..and even enjoying the changes in shape of the clouds..but now that ive grown matured...i really dont have time/idle time watching it ..too bad i guess..
@GreenMoo (11842)
4 Jul 08
Where I live I am very lucky to have an enormous expanse of sky to study. I love watching the clouds and the sky at sun up and sun down. I'm constantly surprised at how fast the sky alters. One moment it is one pattern and the next it alters and becomes something totally different, even when there appears to be little wind to move the clouds. There were some really weird clouds earlier in the year that looked sort of tornado-ish. My other half went rushing off in the car to get photos from them from the ridge, but the photos never came to anything. I think the sky is something that needs to be appreciated at the time.
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@anex08 (868)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Yes, I am having fun observing clouds turning into different shape because this is one way of relieving my stressful state. I have observed dog shape, a dolphin, a cat and flower with one beautiful leaf and so many other shapes which in a moment turns into different one. This is how I can say God is really mysterious at the same time a very very great Creator. Enjoy life and God bless!!
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• China
4 Jul 08
sometimes you can have a walk for the power is cut
• China
5 Jul 08
last tuesday,my work ceased one day as the power is cut.i surfing each day,that moment i felt i could do nothing without waiting.
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