Cloud Conversation

Dear friends,

I am on my way.

Busy rushing.

But I can’t even get past 
the end of my street 
before I must 
STOP.

(It is a blue and white sign this time.)


The clouds are calling me.

The heavens
declare the glory,
sing the grace.
show the goodness.


I pause to speak to these ethereal friends.
A conversation as silent as the clouds,
but I say,

“Thanks for the reminder: 
glory, grace, goodness.
I needed that.” 

Just a few words, 
or several thousand words, really,
for a picture is worth a thousand, they say.


Then I am off again.

Miles away, clouds shift, sun sets.

I can peek behind the busyness
and see them.

I stop again.
Go around for a clear view.

Lake. Clouds. Sun. Trees. Beauty.



Even the building
reflects the glory
in four levels.
Sky.
Clouds.
Tree.
Sunset.
All beauty, still.

And on the ground, too,
something else speaks.

The message:
It is all in the angle,
the perspective.
I can see it from this end.
Or that end.
Or both.


Both is better by far.

Don’t forget to look…
up
down
all around.

Clouds, more clouds, and the realities of life: 

P.S. A fitting poem, if clouds are friends… And this is why I stop.

A Time to Talk
When a friend calls to me from the road 
And slows his horse to a meaning walk, 
I don’t stand still and look around 
On all the hills I haven’t hoed, 
And shout from where I am, What is it? 
No, not as there is a time to talk. 
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground, 
Blade-end up and five feet tall, 
And plod: I go up to the stone wall 
For a friendly visit. 
Robert Frost



P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley
The first sunset photo in this post is my P52 / Sweet Shot Tuesday submission this next week. I took it at Lake Killarney in Maitland, Florida, just behind the Florida Adventist Healthcare office building. You can see my current photo collection here: Sweet Shot 2013.   




I also link at these other weekly blog parties…


Glory. Grace. Goodness.


With love,
Virginia Knowles
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About virginiaknowles

I am a mother and grandmother of a huge family, and I still home school my youngest daughter. I write to stay sane. My WordPress blog is a combination of my Blogspot blogs, and may not be continually updated.
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16 Responses to Cloud Conversation

  1. Jean Wise says:

    oo we have a lot in common. I am a cloud lover too and even developed a book proposal about them. Looking up makes a difference. coming over from Sunday Community and glad I found your blog!

  2. Alison says:

    Love cloud pictures! Look up; thy redemption draweth nigh.

  3. victory says:

    These beautiful pics capture God's beauty.

  4. Thank you for your kind words, ladies!

  5. DanscIR says:

    Amazing images. Thanks for engaging in this conversation!

    A new acquaintance said he once had a pet bird who could read his thoughts if he made them visual. Makes sense I guess. Nature has always spoken to us this way.

  6. marty says:

    Truth, beauty,and goodness…lovely post!

  7. Molly says:

    I love that the sky is a constant source of creativity. The image through the trees is particularly good

    Mollyxxx

  8. Janine says:

    Love your cloud shots!

  9. I am always amazed by how different and beautiful God makes each sunrise and sun set…it is such a picture of His love!

  10. Judith says:

    Thanks for this post and the words you used to declare the glory of the Lord. Thanks for linking up at WholeHearted Home this week.

  11. MrsP says:

    The Heavens declare the glory of God…if we only stop to look. Thank you.

    joannempotter.blogspot.com

  12. HisFireFly says:

    thank you for this celestial journey
    His glory displayed!

  13. Rachael says:

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful words…together they make a beautiful post!

  14. Sheena says:

    Beautiful pictures, Virginia. I love gazing at clouds too.. I am never more aware of God’s greatness.

  15. Brenda says:

    Hello,
    your blog is lovely, both pics and words.

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