Friday, September 10, 2010


Have you ever stretched out on the grass in your backyard or on a hillside and gazed up at the clouds? Do you ever play a game to see who can make the most shapes out of the clouds? I use to do this when I was a child. I'd find me a good spot then find me one of those willy type grasses to chew on before spending hours just lying there gazing up at all those fluffy marshmellow clouds and trying to see what shapes I could make out of them. Now my grandkids like to do it from the comfort of the car-no backyards for us these days as we live in town where yard space is a premium. We have a 45 minute drive to church on Sundays and there is a couple areas where the skies open up and the flat land appears-almost like being in the open Plains area. Just endless acres of corn ,soybeans and clear beautiful blue skies. We were driving up to this city the other day to get our glasses when I decided that these awesome looking clouds needed to be on film. The further up into the area we got the lower these clouds came until it seemed they were just floating above our van. It was just a relaxing feeling to be there in the clouds without ever leaving the ground. I went off into lala land for a short time !! Did I ever see any shapes in these clouds? I never really looked but I saw GD eyeballing them with a passion and then a big grin came across her face so I know she saw something wonderful up there. It's truly odd sometimes where we find our minutes of peaceatiude ( not a real word I know !) I hope today that you can find that special place and just drift off to another world-even if only for a few brief minurtes because its well worth that 5 or 10 minute trip. You might even find yourself totally refreshed and ready to tackle that craft room that needs to be cleaned!!

One last note-I have some pictures of my ornaments but want to get them


Northernstarca said...

What a lovely moment with your head in the clouds and to share it with your granddaughter makes it special.

Certainly brings back memories. I did my cloud dreaming when I was at the lake cabin. I would lay in the hammock strung between 2 trees right in the thick of the trees and lazily pull on the rope to keep the hammock swinging, watching the clouds float on by, imagining what each cloud was. It was a time I remember well and enjoyed.

Enjoy your cloud dreaming!
Linda (NorthernStarCa)

Amy said...

What a nice post, Loved your pics so dreamy!