Chasing Clouds

 

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The past several weeks I seem to be chasing clouds. Clouds at sunrise,

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clouds at sunset,

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clouds  at all times of the day.

More than once, I’ve pulled the car into a parking lot so I can get a better look and a picture of clouds.

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I find it incredibly amazing how at every sunset, the sky is a different shade. No cloud is ever in the same place. Each day is a new masterpiece. A new wonder. A new memory. ~Sanober Khan

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The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less. ~Joseph B. Wirthlin

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We pledge to fight ‘blue-sky thinking wherever we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up at cloudless monotony day after day. ~Gavin Pretor-Pinney

 

imageIf you’re a cloud lover like me, you may want to check out the website of the Cloud Appreciation Society and the photos of clouds posted by others “cloudophiles”.

 

Do you have thunderstorm fatigue?

Thunderstorm fatigue is a term I first heard this week as the meteorologist on WUFT  discussed the recent rain pattern in North Central Florida. He described thunderstorm fatigue as a common feeling felt by many in the area in response to the rain, lightning, thunder, and flooding experienced frequently since the calendar turned over into the month of June.

IMG_0465I’ve heard many parents already bemoaning the fact their children are stuck in the house due to the severe weather, but despite dodging thunderstorms last weekend, I’m glad to be getting the much needed rain which is raising the water level in the lake.

And it doesn’t look like there’s a break anytime soon.

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Maybe I’ll even catch an interesting sunrise or sunset or rainbow.

Good ways to combat thunderstorm fatigue!