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Sunday, May 17, 2009

"I See Skies of Blue...Clouds of White....



.....bright blessed days, dark sacred nights and I think to myself what a wonderful world." To see the world through the prism of a child is one of life's delights. Their joy in the discovery and mystery of the world is contagious and keeps the old among us young. We know that wonder must be tended if it's to last a lifetime. Sometimes it must be taught. Sometimes it must be shared. Several years ago I found myself stretched face-up in the sand of an Oregon beach holding hands with my grandsons as we searched an azure sky for phantom peaks hiding in the clouds above us - phantom peaks are cloud masses that resemble mountain ranges. It was a perfect day. We found K2 and Annapurna and watched the, sometimes amazing, aerial acrobatics of the raptors overhead. The boys have moved on to other things, but I know with certainty there will be another day when they scan the sky with children of their own, seeking the phantom peaks of their childhood.

I thought these pictures would be perfect for Blue Monday, so I'm sending them to Smiling Sally for her Blue Monday event.

32 comments:

The Cooking Photographer said...

Beautiful thoughts Mary. Time really does go by much too quickly. It would be nice if we could just capture it and hold on for awhile.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love that song...and your words spoke volumes!!

The sky photos are absolutely stunning.

My Little Space said...

I just love watching the sky. The pictures are really beautiful.

Lynda said...

Gorgeous photography!

Happy Blue Monday!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Blue skies... sigh...we have had rain for days! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Valerie said...

My little 4-year old loves cloud gazing! I hope that never changes! Great post for Blue Monday,

Valerie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Wonderful pictures and wonderful song.

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

And yes they are perfect shots for Blue Monday. But I am amazed at what a talented writer you are! Have a fabulous Blue Monday! Stop by my site for Blue Monday. If you see what you like, be sure to subscribe to my blog so that you can visit often. Just click "follow" on the right column.

kathleen dale said...

Very, very lovely picture and music. And I love It's a Wonderful World.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What beautiful pictures! I still love lying in the sand, looking at the clouds! Hubby and I often do that when we're at the beach. There's a little child still in us both. Have a lovely day and Happy Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

ButterYum said...

I adore sky/cloud shots! Very nice.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOve the cloud collage and animating and then music... LOVELY!!!

oneshotbeyond said...

wow! That was a treat! I too posted clouds on my blog today...mine were taken above the clouds though...from an airplane. I love the way your words connect to the images.

girlichef said...

These are so beautiful, Mary!!

Katy ~ said...

That song always makes me feel wistful.

Your photography is just beautiful. It's as if I were there, too!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Happy Blue Monday. The pretty clouds in the sky make me smile.

Joycee said...

Mary these are Heaven for the eyes and soul! Wonderful, wonderful post!
joy c.

Becky K. said...

This is exactly the kind of post I love! Thanks, it is wonderful!

Have a happy Monday!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Love the blue cloud photos. Happy Blue Monday!

Beverly said...

Thanks for stopping by. My skies stayed blue and cloudless all day. And I got to have a long visit with a dear friend. Hope you had a great day, too.

Carla said...

Beautiful photos, and thoughts, bittersweet:)

Boo-Bah said...

There is nothing more beautiful than a blue sky.

Iris

g.suzie said...

You must be an amazing cook, because your food recipes look so delish. . .And hooray for blue skies with big white puffy clouds.
Thank you for stopping by!!!

Terry said...

Hi
Happy Blue Monday ,
I have to say something to you before I go any further .
I have a big problem when I visit .
I never want to leave ,let alone leave one comment when I know as soon as it's posted I am going to think of a million and one wonderful things I'd like to say to you. Or a million questions
I'd like to ask.
So I hope that you can find it in your heart to humor me in the future if I leave you more than one comment per post .
Have a wonderful week.
thank you for your awesome blog it is such a delightful place to visit and hang out at.

Mary said...

Terry, come as often as you wish, comment as often as you wish. You've really flattered me. You're always welcome here.

Lisa said...

Very Cool!
Happy Blue Monday!
Hug,Lisa

Jude said...

Nice photos. I'd probably go blind from taking photos of the sky though.

Carrie said...

What a delightful way to present these photos of blue skies and cloud!

Serenata said...

I just LOVE the pictures of the sky! I can see I am going to have to come back to your very tempting blog!

Thanks for stopping by mine.

Lori said...

I cant get over that one that looks like the head of a lamb. I LOVE cloud watching. I wonder iof it lowers your blood pressure like watching fish in a tank...

once in a blue moon... said...

i love this...

Peinados said...

Amazing cloud images and gorgeous words to match!

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