The Happy Puppy in the Clouds by Allison L. Williams Hill
In the sky over Orangeburg, south Carolina, the message: "I bring you boundless joy!" And he did in the form of PJ, below.
One of my Cloudscape note cards.
Since I began this page on clouds, I had the good fortune of seeing incredible ones. There is only one sky. Clouds are the result of condensation, a natural result of the hydrologic cycle. They can have various affects on viewers, depending on the environmental conditions of the skies. Fluffy, jump-in-them cumulus; stratus, and cirrus forms are formed from specific conditions and I appreciate the meteorological community for making the information accessible.
Everything from cloudless skies to hurricane masses, I saw in the British Virgin Islands and in the United States. I do wonder how much attention I gave them when I visited other countries.
Watching clouds is considered a passive, calming activity. It should interest to know that if your eyes are angled above eye level at least 20 degrees, that puts you into an alpha state. Use the time to wish and plan with deep breaths as your watch them morph.
Be appreciative that you have the eyes to see them and the voice to describe them to a friend that cannot see them. Both of you can smile because these wonderful things are a part of our world.
Clouds' shapes and colors vary, giving information and, more times than any in my case, pleasure. In studying feng shui I became aware of their qualities. They also remind me of my architectural studies of Piet Mondrian’s paintings.
Seeing images in clouds reminded me of Entura art. After drawing, I may see faces I never saw while drawing or many viewings later.
He used the horizontal and vertical to represent the most powerful forces in nature. One could equate them with Yin and Yang.
Juxtapose that with the forms that clouds are known for.
In these shots, clear skies and clouds cast shadows on hills appear within the same view, the yang of the clouds – high, active, and their yin –soft, to themselves, to the water,
to the rain,
and to the Earth.
This was the view from our home which no longer exists after Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean September 6, 2017.