#SundayStills Over 50s Lifestyle

Walking with my head in the Clouds – #SundayStills

January 25, 2021
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I’m not a great photographer but last week I contributed a post to #SundayStills hosted by Terri from Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. The prompt was Glacial Blue and I had some photos of glaciers from our visit to Alaska and Canada in October 2019.

I’ve managed to be able to take part again this week as the prompt was Fog and Clouds.

Whilst a clear blue sky can be stunning, clouds add such an interesting dimension to the world above us. Who doesn’t love a good cloud formation, laying down and looking up to the sky and trying to work out the different cloud shapes. Where I live, fog doesn’t happen often but living by the ocean, I love the clouds as they pass over whether they are stormy or like white cotton balls or the hazy look on a hot summer’s day. They can also look spectacular at sunset.

Isn’t nature wonderful? Watching the clouds float across the sky can be be a wonderful way to be present and in the moment. So often in life we rush through the day with our head down in concentration. Take time each day to look up, breathe and enjoy the display.

“Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the while I am being carried across the sky by beautiful clouds.” – Anonymous

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion… this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.” – Richard Bach

Today I’m sharing the clouds from my home – my balcony, sunsets from my kitchen window, clouds from my walks along the beach and one from Alaska where the clouds and fog over the glaciers were dark and moody.

Did you know there is a Cloud Poetry Appreciation Society? You can read poems about clouds HERE.

Will you take time today to watch the clouds? Remember ‘every cloud has a silver lining’.

I also linked this post up to #weekendcoffeeshare

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12 Comments

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt January 25, 2021 at 07:28

    I love Richard Bach and your quotes are perfect. Stunning views of the ocean and clouds, Sue. You have captured these beautifully with your talented lens for sure. And yes there IS a silver lining!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2021 at 09:00

      Thank you Terri for the encouragement. I’m hoping that I can become more creative with my images with each #SundayStills. Have a great week. x

  • Reply kirstin troyer January 25, 2021 at 07:29

    What a beautiful view you have. I love your photos and the quotes. I have seen several adding quotes…maybe I’ll try that next week. I hope you keep joining the challenge.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2021 at 08:54

      Thank you Kirstin, I’m not really a great photographer but I’m so lucky to live by the ocean. I’ve been inspired reading other contributions to Sunday Stills to add something more than images. I’m still learning and thank you for the encouragement. xx

  • Reply Natalie January 25, 2021 at 08:43

    Such beautiful photo collage you have, Sue. I love the blue skies, the ocean and wispy white clouds. Thanks for sharing them at this #weekendcoffeeshare. If you could mention the link up somewhere in your post, I’d greatly appreciate it. Have a wonderful week ahead!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2021 at 08:48

      Hi Natalie, thanks for the comment and yes I will add #weekendcoffeeshare into my post. Thanks for the reminder and it looks like you have a good number this week. x

  • Reply Jennifer Jones January 25, 2021 at 09:34

    Your photos are stunning Sue. I could sit on your balcony all day, watching the clouds go by. I find the combination of ocean and clouds very peaceful. I joined in with #sundaystills again this week. I’ve given it a miss for a few weeks mainly due to broken arm. I’ve become much better at one handed typing now.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2021 at 14:07

      Thanks Jen, I’m more of a point and shoot girl rather than being creative with my photographs. However, maybe #SundayStills might help me. Glad to see your arm is on the mend but it must be frustrating typing with one hand. x

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au January 25, 2021 at 11:10

    All these lovely cloud pictures popping up in my Facebook feed due to this challenge Sue. Loved all yours and the sunsets are particularly pretty.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2021 at 14:10

      Yes I know it is a popular challenge, Leanne. I’m not a photographer but I do takes photos of the beach when I’m running or walking so had a few up my sleeve for this prompt. The sunset ones were from my kitchen window and they were heavenly. The photos don’t do them justice. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris January 25, 2021 at 19:05

    Fabulous post Sue, I love your clouds and your views are so beautiful, how lucky are you to live by the ocean and watch the ever changing skies and seas. Well done on joining in on Sunday Stills again, love seeing you here!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 31, 2021 at 09:21

      Thanks Deb, I love clouds and yesterday I saw one that looked like an Elephant! I’m enjoying Sunday Stills and hopefully becoming more creative. xx

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