Posts tagged clouds
Posts tagged clouds
The sunset skies after a very stormy afternoon in Melbourne cover the range of options that Melbourne’s weather can offer during Spring (or living up to the four seasons in one day ideal).
My favourite is the final pic that has aspects of stormy or maybe there’ll be blue or it’s just going be rainy.
The dog hates storms and headed straight for his ‘safe spot’ underneath the bed where he remained for the hour or so that the weather raged outdoors. Winds rattling the bottles left adrift in the parkland; rain so heavy it was living up to the ideal of precipitation and deluge, growling rumbles of thunder following flashes of lightning seemed to follow the tracks of the gods at play in the bowling alley of the skies.
Nature is so amazing.
I never tire of looking up to see the cloud forms above. The wonderfully blue sky on this particular day made for such a vivid contrast for the soft fleecy cloud formations that looked like snow covered alps or further along the skyline became countries surrounded by azure blue oceans.
I was reminded of a favourite child-hood fantasy. Playing with children who lived in Cloudland. We had some fine times too.
My first ever aeroplane flight when I was still quite young totally spoilt that illusion when I realised that we flew through the fleecy clouds scudding about the sky that day. There was nothing whatsoever solid about them after all. No way I could have played on those clouds - and not a cloud land child in sight either. I was very upset, but the hostess that day invited me to help her give out sweets to passengers. It took the edge off my huge disillusionment and I certainly enjoyed the role. I would be an air hostess when I grew up.
Sadly that didn’t happen either as being tall enough to reach the overhead lockers is sort of a necessity, but isn’t something I am.
Oh well. Back to daydreaming. Well when I was with the cloud children I became one of them - I could walk on the clouds too. I could run, jump, hop, skip and turn cartwheels. So my happy daydream companions and our adventures remained a part of my alone moments.
The clouds have been wonderful today - fleecy, white against a blue sky through to grey, dark and brooding. And in the mix a cloud took on the shape of a nose-diving aeroplane - at least it looked that way to me.
Clouds and wind = sky patterns.
There was blue sky
Then there came clouds
It rained hard this afternoon as Melbourne’s recent run of warm autumnal days moved towards more normal autumn weather. In the transition there was thunder, hail, loud heavy rainfall. It’s winter woollies time tonight.
It’s truly a fine autumn, blue sky days, fleecy white clouds from time to time, and that balmy stillness as the heat of summer with it’s particular style of energy begins to ease out letting the plants begin to wind down. Soon the leaves of this tree with change colours, and begin to fall as the tree begins to rest and reserve it’s energies over the coming winter in readiness for a spring.
The last of the tomato crop is slowly ripening and proving good eating. The mandarins are rapidly filling out and I’m looking for the first hint of the gorgeous orange skin to show. There is so much blossom on the lime and the lemon and the bees are busy about their work of ensuring those blooms pollinate and become new fruit.
It’s a good time of year to prepare for a winter project to keep creativity awake. I will miss daylight saving time and those extra hours of daylight, but it’s also nice to be in a warm place, making something beautiful - a crochet rug, or some embroidery, or perhaps a short story that I’m happy about.
Meanwhile I rather like sitting out on the deck and imagining images and shapes in those fleecy clouds overhead.
Up up and away with the cloud people today, blown along by the winds, creating wonderful textures and patterns against the gloriously blue skies. Lot cooler up there than it is at ground level today.