Friday, June 13, 2014
SkyWatch Friday: Cloud Capers
Late May - early June: 'tis the season for capering clouds in Wyoming's skies. Some seem to have a more sinister intent, like these two thunderstorm clouds that appear to have formed a darkly nefarious alliance as the sun set behind them...
… while others are simply naughty. I took this photo because of the unusual "fin" erupting from the cloud. The streetlight was merely an intrusive annoyance that I planned to crop out - until I noticed that it looked like the cloud was mocking the streetlight behind its back! There's nothing like a skylarking cloud pranking a streetlight to add sudden mischievous charm to a photo! :-)
Enjoy more skylarking skies at:
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"