Pictures In The Clouds

It’s a blustery, blowy sort of day here, grey clouds scudding across a silvery sky. Rain is expected later, though I’d much prefer snow. It’s the kind of day when treetops swirl and clouds create shapes, leaves and litter dancing along damp pavements. Much like another winter day, when I saw a dragon in the sky…

This is the post I wrote at the time. Wonder what I’ll see in the clouds today?


The other week I saw a dragon in the sky.

Outstretched wings, a long curving neck, all gleaming golden beauty.

‘Do I need to build a windlance?’ I thought.

And then, as I struggled with cold fingers to get my phone unlocked, the dragon drifted and changed, the sky taking him away.

But I think, perhaps, I caught him. No black arrow required.


Also, has anyone else had trouble with WordPress comments? I tried to comment on a few blogs last night, but the comments stubbornly refused to appear when I pressed ‘Post Comment.’ Haven’t tried yet today, so I hope it’s fixed.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

19 thoughts on “Pictures In The Clouds

  1. Clouds are amazing. Funny you should write this because I recently found something I’d written in 2011 about clouds, but on a very different dayβ€”a day when the sky was almost pure blue. I hope you don’t mind if I share it:
    ‘I lay on the grass looking up at the vast sky overhead. The sun shines down, alone in that sky except for a wisp of a cloud, like it’s been painted there with a deliberate stroke of an artist’s brush, to the west, over the hills. I look away and back again, playing my own game, and each time the tail of the cloud has fanned out further, fading as it’s spread and dispersed by the air. Until I look again and it’s disappeared, gone, and the sky’s back to unbroken blue. My eyes search the blue, as infinite and constant as the black of night, searching for a glimpse of white, a streak to break the blue that stretches for infinity, to relieve my eyes from only blue, all that blue. Have you ever wondered how that can happen? How looking at a completely clear blue sky in the day, with no clouds to break it, is just as frustrating to the eye as looking for light on a black velvet night. Your eyes play tricks on you, you think you can see flashes of light, or of colour. But you can’t. There’s nothing. Nothing. Nothing to break the vastness. My eyes search the blue for something to break it. But the cloud has disappeared and the only thing left in the sky is the sun, and that’s far too bright to look at for more than a moment.’

    • I don’t mind at all, Louise – thank you for sharing your snapshot of summer sky πŸ™‚ It’s lovely – I can see the infinite blue behind your words. I do love skies, I have a real thing for the energy and light play and can become quite mesmerised. Don’t like flying in them though! LOL

      • I’m just down from flying across one! We’ve arrived in Queensland for a tropical Christmasβ€”zero blue in this sky, but plenty of clouds, rain, and humidity. πŸ™‚

      • Oh, have a lovely Christmas! How nice – hope the weather clears for you too πŸ™‚ We are awaiting the arrival of Storm Eva – cold and clear at the moment, but rain and wind expected soon. Santa’s going to have a bumpy ride!

  2. Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it wwas extremely long)so I guess I’ll just sum it up whawt I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything.

    Do you have any tips for novice blog writers?
    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

    • Hi Ina,
      Thank you for your comment – I don’t know what happened to the other one, but I’ve also been having commenting troubles as well πŸ™‚ I’m glad this one got through, and that you’re enjoying my blog, thank you so much πŸ™‚
      As for tips for novice blog writers, my main one would be to keep posting whatever comes to mind, and also participate on other people’s blogs. It’s a great community here, with lots of supportive people πŸ™‚
      Oh and finally, if you’re writing, you’re a writer πŸ™‚ Own it and love it.

  3. That is a wicked shot. BLOODY awesome timing no arrow needed. I love clouds. The other day there were normal fluffy clouds and then randomly three lines horizontally striped across the sky it looked as though a monster had gouged a scratch out with its nails.

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