Puffy Clouds Are The Best Kind
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You know what they look like, we have all seen them. They are clouds that float across the sky like cotton candy wisps. Puffy clouds seem to signal to the world that it is a beautiful day - take note! My recent encounter with these gorgeous creations of nature was in Portland, Oregon. I had my camera in hand and suddenly noticed the sky. It was decorated for a gorgeous Spring day. Some of the flowering trees in the area had already emerged and the sky seemed to add depth and dimension to the budding landscape. The air was light just like the clouds that floated by.
Did you ever lay on your back in the grass and stare at the clouds? Did you ever see images and shapes in the clouds? There goes a giant man's hand. Oh, I see a puppy over there! Such are the imaginations that clouds create as they form and reform their shapes before the world.
Airplanes In The Clouds
A clear blue sky is always welcome, but the clouds add extra interest and can even form an imaginary ceiling over our heads. Airplanes are great venues for cloud watching with a different perspective. The layers of the clouds become clear as the plane makes its steep climb to higher altitudes. Glimpses of sunlight sometimes break through the lighter layers of puff, adding warmth and color to white and gray puffs.
Descending from the bright sunny atmosphere into clouds can be interesting. When clouds are thick, the plane can fly for a period of time through dense clouds. Observing out of the window, these clouds become a blanket around the plane, encompassing it and hiding the sunshine from view. Usually this lasts for just a few minutes before the plane breaks through into the lower altitudes where the ground is visible.
As Spring begins, take time to study the sky! Enjoy those days of puffy, floating clouds! What do you see in the clouds today?