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Puffy Clouds Are The Best Kind

Updated on August 26, 2013

Clouds At Their Best

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Puffy Clouds

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?

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    Paula Kirchner 8 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Pamela, MPG and Sage, we have the makings for a cloud watching party! Enjoy!

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    Sage Williams 8 years ago

    I agree with you, puffy clouds are the best. I love to lay on my back and look for different things in the clouds. I love to be in an airplane looking down at them as well. I have always been intrigued by the clouds.


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    Marie Giunta 8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

    How relaxing. Thanks Paula for chilling us all out, very refreshing.

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Clouds are wonderful to look at. My sister and I used to lie on the ground and tell each other what we saw in the clouds. Good hub.

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    Paula Kirchner 8 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Yes Quill, there is. I wrote this with a joy and lightness of heart. A fun hub for me!

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    "Quill" 8 years ago

    Reading this took me right back to the simple things in life, there is a purity in doing so.


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    Paula Kirchner 8 years ago from Austin. Texas

    BKCreative, do it. Enjoy a beautiful Spring day laying on the grass studying the clouds! Blessings to you.

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    BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

    Yes, I love those clouds - and your hub reminds me I need to do this again. As a child my friends and I would lay on the grass and look up - it was lovely.

    Thanks for such a feel great hub. Mmmmm!

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    Paula Kirchner 8 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Brigitte, it is important to have some of those simple times along the way!

    Breakfastpop, glad you get to enjoy the clouds from a plane! Thanks for the comments ladies!

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    breakfastpop 8 years ago

    Clouds are amazing. I just arrived home last night by plane and I will never get over the wonder of riding through them. Nice hub.

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    Brigitte Thompson 8 years ago from Austin, TX

    Nice to be reminded of the simpler times, of laying on your back in a grassy field looking up at the sky and making magical creatures appear in the formation of the clouds