As the temperatures have increased, the pace of our touring around Memphis has shown a corresponding decrease.
But with a slower pace comes the opportunity to observe scenes that would ordinarily go unnoticed. And right outside our RV's front door were these fair weather cumulus clouds.
I wish I knew the meteorological explanation for the appearance of these cloud formations in the late afternoons on the Tennessee side of the Mississippi River.
The regular appearance of these "puffy cotton balls floating in the sky" presented subjects for photographs as well as challenges to one's imagination when trying to identify what the formations might represent.
The sky is hung with clouds
like some great stage
while we wander below,
too often unaware of the play.
© Patricia S. Brown
Another question that I wondered about had to do with the color of clouds. On that topic, buzzle.com addresses the answer to the question: Why are clouds white?
"When observed from Earth, the color of a cloud can suggest what it actually contains!
"This itself creates an impression of an overcast sky and weather forecasts then would obviously predict rain!
"...Are you the only one who thinks life would be poorer without these glorious ‘patron goddesses of idle fellows’?
"No, you’re not. There are others like you. And together we’ll fight the sun fascists and their obsessions with ‘blue-sky thinking’. As a member of The Cloud Appreciation Society,..." (cloudappreciationsociety.org).
WE BELIEVE that clouds are unjustly maligned
and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them.
and the most egalitarian of her displays,
since everyone can have a fantastic view of them.
wherever we find it.
Life would be dull if we had to look
up at cloudless monotony day after day.
are expressions of the atmosphere’s moods,
and can be read like those of a person’s countenance.
is often overlooked.
They are for dreamers and their contemplation
benefits the soul.
Indeed, all who consider the shapes they see
in them will save on psychoanalysis bills.
Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty,
and live life with your head in the clouds!
As the Society proclaims: "Cloud Lovers Unite!"