I always love getting this newsletter whenever Gavin gets to writing one. The vacations sound a little cold for this desert rat, but the necklaces and earrings on the ‘Buy Cloud Jewelry‘ page look like I might need to sent Santa some fake news about how good I’ve been this year….
For all you sky lovers out there, here’s their occasional newsletter. I’m looking forward to getting some new skyscapes of my own to inspire me as it has been a while since I’ve been on the back porch with the camera. But as the humidity here was 7% when I got home from La Quinta yesterday afternoon, I don’t think I’m going to be in luck for a little while.
I always enjoy passing along the Cloud Appreciation Society Newsletter and this month it has two things that I especially love – a beautiful day’s edge cloud, and a poem.
Yes, 9 days since I blogged – I’ve been on the road for most of those. I have seen a lot of skies, a lot of roads and was astonished by Mount Shasta – whose awesome beauty I was unprepared for.
While I was in Bellevue, WA, there was a lull at the fair, during which I was able to add to my list of sonnets. One step further to that bucket list item.
The upper leaves spread up to gather light
The lower leaves reach out to seek the sun
The branches stretch and grow with all their might
Until leaves redden when the summer’s done.
The colorful flowers that bloomed bright in the spring
Are now brown crisps around a precious seed
that wait for autumn’s winds to find their wings
and fly to other grounds that might just lead
to sprouting from the earth when spring returns,
to rooting and to spreading and to growth
into a new tree; life’s desire thus burns
for life itself will not succeed with sloth.
Look at a tree and it will show you how
To plan tomorrow just by doing now.
This Newsletter is a lot about their upcoming cloudwatching vacations. However, you just have to see June’s Cloud of the Month, it’s truly amazing. If I painted that, no one would believe me!
The Cloud Appreciation Society Newsletter is always an engaging read.
You never know when the CAS newsletter is going to turn up, but one just did. I’m looking forward to seeing who won the poetry competition next week…..
(That’s definitely a skyscape I would love to paint for someone on the newsletter!)