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 

(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.
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…
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

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


  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.

  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:

    your blog is lovely, both pics and words.

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