Dangerous Compassions

cloud pics

Can I show you pretty cloud pics?  Some amazing stuff’s been going on in the sky lately.

cloud pics

Well, probably longer than lately, huh.  Probably since the sky existed–quite a while.  What do you think of this one?  Is it a tornado that didn’t tornado-ize?


Looks to me like a sea creature, but I don’t know which one.  A happy seal, a manatee, a skate?  Ming said it’s a space ship disguised as a cloud, fooling us.

“What am I supposed to do–get in my own space ship and go up there to say hi?” I asked.  “I don’t have the technology!”  We were on a morning walk.

The palm tree across the street is in a lot of my cloud pics.

cloud pics

cloud pics

Sometimes I like to photograph straight up and tell myself or Ming, “I’m photographing Dobson’s hole.”  Sounds dirty, though his hole is rather clean.  That’s the place a Dobsonian telescope can’t look–straight up.  The way Dobsonian telescopes are cannon-mounted means straight up is not an option.

Bless the astronomy geek who made up the term Dobson’s hole.  Probably a Sidewalk Astronomer.  Thank you.

This one was at Corn Creek.  I was pretty excited.


This one was taken from the riverbed at Late Night Trail.  What a wonderful day that was.  I see a bit of mackerel there.

river bed

This was at Craig Ranch Park, looking west from near the east parking lot.  It was cold and we didn’t stay long, as the sun was going down.  Wow, isn’t that goegeous?

cloud pics

Then the clouds pinked, so swirlingly.  Yes, this one has the half-moon.



I hope you enjoy these soul-nourishing vapor sculptures like I do, almost every day.  Clouds are amazing and free.  Love to you and your beautiful sky elsewhere, dear reader friend.

By Laura-Marie

Good at listening to the noise until it makes sense.

2 replies on “cloud pics”

Laura-Marie; love the cloud pictures, the simple stunning beauty available to us all if we notice, thanks for helping me to notice, the clouds really bring me a peaceful feeling. love, Gary

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