October 31, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 31


We often praise the evening clouds,
And tints so gay and bold,
But seldom think upon our God,
Who tinged these clouds with gold.
~Walter Scott


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Whew! I cannot believe that this project (and the month of October) is over. It feels like it all just started. I am very surprised that I made it through to the end. October was not a cloudy month at all.  Probably about 75% of the month was cloudless. Maybe that is why I like clouds so much, I never really get to see them.

The above photo is totally unedited. Isn't that sky amazing? It was so beautiful. I don't remember ever seeing such a gorgeous sky.

If this is your first visit to my blog, click on the button below to see what this project was all about and for links to all the other cloudy posts.



October 29, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 29

Behind every cloud is another cloud

“Behind every cloud is another cloud.”
~ Judy Garland



October 28, 2011

October 27, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 27

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it

"When the sun has set, no candle can replace it."
~ George R.R. Martin



October 26, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 26

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, 
but to add color to my sunset sky."

~ Rabindranath Tagore



October 24, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 24

September 12, 2010

Arizona sunsets (with clouds, of course) are the best! Don't you agree?



October 23, 2011

October 22, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 22

sunset

Clouds help to make the most awesome of sunsets. Especially in Arizona.



October 21, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 21

*Give yourself the freedom to soar high above the clouds*

Give yourself the freedom to soar high above the clouds.



October 20, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 20

Clouds on clouds, in volumes driven, Curtain round the vault of heaven.

Clouds on clouds, in volumes driven, Curtain round the vault of heaven.
~Thomas Love Peacock



October 19, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 19

When clouds appear like rocks and towers, the earth's refreshed by frequent showers.

When clouds appear like rocks and towers, the earth's refreshed by frequent showers.
~Old Saying



October 18, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 18

August 24, 2010

Out of all of my cloud photos, I have to say that this photo is one of my favorites. I took it during my summer of jury duty from 16-floors up.

The clouds looked awesome and the actual storm that hit (exactly at the same time I was driving home) was even more so. So many downed trees, so many roads closed, so many cars on the road. Rush hour is definitely not a good time for a storm.



October 16, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 16

“You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.”

“You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.”
~ Henry David Thoreau



October 15, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 15

The sun will come out tomorrow, or so they say.


I hope the clouds will come back tomorrow. They were supposed to come back today. It's been 8 straight days with no clouds. Just lots of big blue sky. If it weren't for this project I probably would forget what a cloud looked like.



October 14, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 14

Those playful fancies of the mighty sky

"Those playful fancies of the mighty sky"
~ Albert Smith



October 12, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 12

August 31, 2010

Cloudy reflection

With the way the clouds are, it kind of makes the building look as though it were see through.
I love that.



October 8, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 8

Not a single cloud could be seen floating in today's sky. That kind of makes things a bit difficult when you're working on a daily project on clouds.

No worries.

 Thanks to jury duty, I have back-up. Yes, you read that correctly.  Jury duty, one of the best experiences I have had in a long time.

afternoon monsoon

16-floors up gives you the best seat in the house to watch an afternoon monsoon.



October 7, 2011

October 6, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 6

August 5, 2010: The approaching storm

The approaching storm.

The temperature dropped 20-degrees from yesterday. Winter is here for a visit, but only for a couple of days. From what I hear, summer should return sometime next week.



October 5, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 5



How can storm clouds be so fluffy? They just kept growing and growing.



October 4, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 4

June 29, 2010: How sweet to be a cloud floating in the blue!

How sweet to be a cloud floating in the blue!
~ A. A. Hodge



October 3, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 3

The 100 degree temps are not that far gone but it still kind of feels like summer.
Well...maybe just a slightly not so hot version of summer (90's).

I hear some places are already feeling a bit winterish.
Not here though, we still have a few more months before that happens.

What's the current temperature where you live? Is it starting to feel like winter?

September 19, 2010



October 2, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 2

June 28, 2010: A cloud cannot cast a shadow unless the sun is shining beyond it

A cloud cannot cast a shadow unless the sun is shining beyond it.



October 1, 2011

31 days of clouds :: day 1

“Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.”

“Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.”
~ Anna Lee


31 days of clouds

I have been doing a lot of blog reading of late and when I came across Nester's 31 Days of ______ challenge to commit to blogging 31 days in a row on the same topic, I just knew it would be something that I would want to do. For the past few days I have been tossing around the idea of joining and trying to decide on a topic.

  • 31 days of making a house a home
  • 31 days of finishing old projects    
  • 31 days of removing clutter           
  • 31 days of scrapbooking                
  • 31 days of my cats (LOL!)                

Then it hit me. I don't really have the time. It is so hard for me to admit that. Normally I would join and then worry later about my homework, housework, etc. But then, I realized this is what has caused me so much stress in the past. I always put my homework (and of course the housework) off to the side. And since I don’t think anyone wants to read about 31 days of homework, I may just have to sit this one out. 

But this thing is big! You should see all the other bloggers that have joined (611 so far). It probably would take 31 days just to read them all! Maybe that should be my topic, 31 days of 31-dayer blogs.

If I was going to participate it would have to be something that would work for me. Something simple. Something that would not cause my brain to overload and explode. I don’t know if my topic really fits in with all the other 31-dayers. I don’t really have any secrets or ideas or tips to share.

So on that note, welcome to:




I just like them.

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