Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thematic Photographic #206

THEMATIC PHOTOGRAPHIC #206



CLOUDY  is our theme
(with no chance of Meatballs falling)



St. Felix
Wabasha, Minnesota with white clouds sailing calmly overhead.


"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds." - G. K. Chesterton

 

Just a few of my hollyhocks reaching for the bright flash of sunshine while fluffy clouds rolled out of the west, as if they had some place special to be.







A lovely summer afternoon with ever-changing cotton ball clouds dancing over Lake Pepin in Lake City.




The clouds were drifting sluggishly while the rich blue sky was slowly fading away. Not a shadow in sight and in just a short while the skies opened up with a an afternoon rain shower.


"My land is bare of chattering folk;/ the clouds are low along the ridges,/ and sweets the air with curly smoke, from all my burning ridges." -

  Dorothy Parker





This was the sky that greeted me when I came home about 6:00 p.m. last night.



"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." - Raindranath Tagore


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25 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

My favorite one is the one w/the boats.. looks like the tips of the mastheads are holding up the sky! :-)

Lisa Shafer said...

LOVE that top one of the church. Nice angle.
The sailboats are lovely as well.

McGuffy Ann said...

I love clouds!
"Bows & flows of angel hair, & ice cream castles in the air...I really don't know clouds, at all...
Awesome post!

Max Sartin said...

Love the clouds in last night's shot, they look like sheets of silver. The boat one is awesome too!

cloudia charters said...

Most enjoyable




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Rita said...

Great shots all. I especially like the quotes.

Thanks for the visit to my lake shot this week.

Karen S. said...

Max and Lisa, just a few weeks ago there were only have this many sailboats out....it's a lovely summer!

Karen S. said...

Kalei- I was thinking the same thing. So happy you mentioned it! :)

Karen S. said...

Rita - Thank you and welcome!

Jenny Woolf said...

I love the last one particularly. There's something so theatrical about thin clouds illuminated from behind.

Alexia said...

Oh I like the last one best too - just gorgeous.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

aaaah...clouds!! last night's are cool...fluffy & wispy. but i really like the one with the hollyhocks...

awesome cloud shots karen...it's nice to capture them in a picture...because they are forever moving & changing shape.

sage said...

Ah, Lake Pepin, we spent a few days there in a "Little House" vacation a few years ago. Nice shots.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Have I mentioned...I like clouds.

There were some of the neatest clouds diffusing the moon the other night. By the time I got the tripod out...got the stupid camera programmed for moonlight...the sky was clear.

My life story *smirk*

Gilly said...

They are all great, but I especially like the last one! Lovely place to come home to!

Bob Scotney said...

Somehow I just knew that boats would figure in your posts; they go so well with clouds. And if that is the sight you see at you home, may I move in with you if I ask nicely?

Little Nell said...

So many pictures to see in clouds.I have to agree with Jenny, that last shot is my favourite too.

Filip and Kristel said...

Clouds is something we can take enough pictures of in this summer.

Greetings,
Filip

Carmi Levy said...

I vote for the boats too, Karen. Just lovely...and a reminder of how much fun it can be to connect what's above with what's below. You always manage that challenge so deftly.

Patti said...

I always love a G. K. Chesterton quote - he's one of my favourite authors. I've been known to read him aloud in a (admittedly terrible) British accent while walking down the street. Great pics!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Cheryl Kohan said...

Well, all the photos are terrific but I think I like the last the best. That and the one with the hollyhocks. (I wish I had hollyhocks, too.)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very nice clouds, Karen S.

Come to think of it, I wouldn't mind having some meatballs....

;-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely skies. No meatball? What a shame!

Jann Olson said...

Great shots Karen, but sorry girl, now I am picturing meatballs falling in all of them. lol! I love looking at the clouds. Even as old as I am I still look for images in them like I did as a child. A few years ago I had to teach about the different kind of clouds at girls camp. Learned alot, but now nead a refresher. Brain isn't quite what it use to be.
Hugs,
Jann

Barb said...

Karen, all your photos are beautiful! Clouds are the characters of the sky and, as we've seen, there are all sorts of characters up there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I look forward to seeing more of your posts, too!