Saturday, July 30, 2011

cloudaholic

My name is Lucy and I am a cloudaholic. I carry a cloud book in my car and embarrass my children by pulling over to the side of the road to look up the names of unusual cloud formations. I could spend every summer day lying on my back gazing up at the sky.



Do you remember the famous scene from A Boy Named Charlie Brown?

Lucy: Aren’t the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton. I could just lie here all day and watch them drift by. If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud formations. What do you think you see, Linus?

Linus: Well, those clouds up there look to me look like the map of the British Honduras on the Caribbean.That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of Thomas Eakins, the famous painter and sculptor…

Lucy: Uh huh. That’s very good. What do you see in the clouds, Charlie Brown?

Charlie Brown: Well… I was going to say I saw a duckie and a horsie, but I changed my mind.

I’m more of a Charlie Brown kind of cloudspotter – I see duckies, too. And dinosaurs, and bears, and love, and surprise, and wonder.

I’ve enjoyed seeing your cloud photos in the Mortal Muses flickr groups over the last year – what you see in the clouds has inspired and amazed me. The vision and eloquence of all the Muses has expanded my own vision, and helped me to grow as a photographer. On this one-year anniversary, I want to celebrate all of the followers, contributors, and the Muses themselves. You’ve become a cherished part of my life, and I am so grateful to have been a part of this wonderful community of photographers. Here’s to another great year ahead! Much love.

--lucy @ a little light reading

1. hawaii | 2011, 2. dream big, 3. hidden angels, 4. happy days, 5. Reaching for the Skies, 6. lights on strings, 7. The Sky is The Limit, 8. Huntington Beach, mothers day / 6:34 pm, 9. Day 3 - clouds, 10. ~ early summer fields ~, 11. stormy lake, 12. Be Awesome, Be You, Be Free, 13. 196:365 evening rays, 14. lonely as a cloud, 15. Hill and Cloud, 16. Clouds in a Row

12 comments:

Christian said...

Oh my goodness! Such a BEAUTIFUL post!

mosey said...

Watching how YOU see the world has been an enormous inspiration for my own photography, Miss Lucy. And I LOVE that you quoted from Charlie Brown. x

Suki said...

This cloud-love must come with the name :)
Thank you for musing alongside me. This year has been spectactular.

Richard said...

Thank you Ashley for stopping by Amish Stories. You sure have quite a lot of blogs, and im not sure how you do it to be honest.But your standards are high as i can tell how much work you put into each one, well done and very good writing as well. Richard from Amish Stories.

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

I love that your head's in the clouds!!! Awesome collection up there and I love it when you combine clouds with architectural details too!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

I love watching the clouds too! beautiful photos :-)

Kat Sloma said...

I love what you see in the clouds! So inspiring Lucy.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I'm a big cloud watcher too. I always seem to be pointing my camera upwards!

Karenliz said...

I love clouds too! I have tons of pics but most of my friends think I'm nuts! Thank you for sharing your love of clouds and what you see in them!

Kirstin said...

Oh Lucy, this is just inspirational. Having read this, I have been looking at clouds with new eyes. Thank you. x

*esra* said...

love clouds, too... what you see in the clouds is very inspiring. Beautiful images...

maureen said...

I have always loved the view through your lens that you share with us. You have such a unique eye for not only clouds but the beach, lovely old buildings and mother nature's details.
I'm so glad to call you my friend and fellow muse.
xoxo
maureen

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