I’ve often thought that clouds are rather lovely things. Even studying science and understanding exactly how clouds form and why they function the way that they do, has done nothing to ‘dampen’ their romantic, dreamy charm.
Maybe at heart I’m a cloud chaser … and with all the rainy weather we’ve been having recently in Brisbane, it certainly feels a bit like nature is following my obsession.
So that I can carry a cloudy view with me always, I recently indulged in a beautiful silver cloud ring made by my lovely friend Jess, and a delightful ceramic cloud brooch made by one of my favourite local poets / artisans, Kylie Johnson.
Another thing I love about clouds is that they have such wonderful names, so reflective of their individual ‘personalities’. For instance, there’s the friendly and puffy Cumulus, the shy and delicate Cirrus, and the angry instability of Cumolonimbus … they are fantastic full-bodied titles full of character, just like their namesakes.
What did you see in the clouds today? Perhaps you’re a cloud chaser too?