Gazing at Clouds From Your Backyard
Great Backyard Activity - Doesn't Cost a Cent!
Cloud gazing is an inexpensive activity, especially during these tough economic times. Anything that can save us a few bucks and still be enjoyable is ok by me.
Many of today's youth are so wrapped up in cell phones and texting, that they forget that one of the natural wonders is right in the backyard.
So, gather up the family or your sweetheart and spread out that blanket. Oh, go and get a bucket of fried chicken or make some sandwiches. Leave the cell phones in the house and just spread out on that blanket and enjoy the show.
I hope you enjoy this website on cloud gazing and no, not all of the photos are real but are intended to bring a smile to your face. Please sign my guestbook at the bottom and let me know how I did.
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Cloud Gazers Unite!
When I was growing up, I loved to look up in to the sky, something that has never changed about me. Anything sky, including the stars, the planets, planes and the clouds fascinate me.
I, like many others, looked up in to the sky and tried to identify shapes in the clouds. Since moving to Arizona about 20 years ago, my outdoor activities have decreased, due to the excessive heat here. When there is not heat, you see some beautiful sunsets but not many clouds.
After growing older, people tend to live their lives and do things that are close to them. The days of dreaming and just looking in awe at God's wonders are few and far between.
As a recommendation, instead of a date night, I suggest that you spread out a blanket in your back yard and just stare at the sky.
You can bring your significant other with you and it is fun to just compare what you see. Binoculars or a telescope are okay, but for most people, you don't need them and they really don't enhance your experience.
Spread out that blanket, bring a picnic lunch and just enjoy the clouds. You will relive some experiences of childhood and it will bring you back to reality, knowing that we are very small in God's great universe.
Painting the Sky
Shapes in the Sky - A Book About Clouds
A children's book about clouds but don't count yourself out, I even learned some thing with this.
While a cloud's shape may not be particularly interesting, the facts behind the different types of clouds are. If you child (or yourself) is interested in the details of this special branch of meteorology, you will benefit from this one.
Easy to understand and nicely illustrated. A recommended read!
- Scary Looking Cloud Club
Seeing a scary looking cloud doesn't always mean that it is dangerous. Check out these photos from the National Weather Service and learn why we shouldn't be scared of these clouds.
What is a Cloud You Ask?
A cloud is a meteorological feature but they are visible to humans and animals alike. It's hard to believe, but they are actually only visible liquids or frozen crystals in the air. On earth, they are water. On other planets or celestial objects, they can be chemicals.
There are different types of clouds and they are at different altitudes. The Cumulus cloud is the most common and the ones most associated with cloud gazing although Cirrus or other types of higher elevations can also be beautiful, but usually not as puffy as a Cumulus cloud.
I don't really care about the names, I just look at them in awe and marvel at the way they are necessary for human existence.