When the air is hot and humid, there is a feeling of dullness and stagnation. Everyone is oppressed by lassitude. As the seasons begin changing, fresh air comes from the arctic. Clouds that have been building up begin to dispense rain, and damp air is exchanged for fresh, cool breezes. At night, the heavens are changing so quickly that lightning flashes from colliding clouds, and thunder heralds the revolving of the skies.
~ Deng Ming-Dao
How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting? Or maybe not so exciting but worth a mention?
I spent part of my weekend looking up, my head in the clouds. We get the most amazing cloud formations here on the Eastern Shore. While out on my walk Saturday I thought they looked a lot like birds and sea creatures floating up above.
After experiencing what was probably our hottest week of the summer, fresh, cool air finally breezed in with rain last week, and the weekend was filled with the feel and scents of the changing season. The heat will probably return briefly, but I think summer is on its way out.
We are approaching my favorite time of year. Hiking season. Work outside in the garden season. Sit on one of the outdoor benches and just be season. Walk out to the dock every evening for sunset season. Get up early and admire the dewy jewels coating the flowers in the meadows season. The annoying biting insects are finally gone! season.
The in-between time, when the seasons are changing, often brings us interesting clouds. This morning started out clear and blue. Slowly the clouds have been approaching, starting with a few small puffy clouds, building into a cover of white with streaks of blue, and then clearing up again with a few small clouds on the horizon. Our one small chance for rain this week is tonight. After that, it’s sunshine and lovely temperatures for a long stretch unless something develops in the tropics (tropical storm, etc.).
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love the way the clouds enhance our sunrises and sunsets, allowing themselves to be painted by the light of the sun.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Thank you for visiting today, and looking up at the sky with me. Sometimes all that looking up makes me feel as if I am floating up there with the clouds. Do you feel that way, too?
I’m not sure what sunset will bring this evening. As you can see from some of the images, it was really pretty last night. Let’s meet out on the dock and find out what Mother Nature and Father Sky have in store for us this evening. Sunset is at 7:11 PM. Bring a light jacket or a sweater. The nights are really cooling off now, and even the days are not as warm as they were last week.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: A good treadmill workout this morning; feeling stronger and healthier, especially my knees; green tea; art in the sky; the caress of an autumn breeze; taking care of myself and my health.