Sky Gulps and Cloud Bursts

Have you embraced nature's beauty? Beauty in the brilliantly coloured leaves, abundance of clouds, or the shape of a flower's petal!

Sometimes I just take a seat sitting on a park bench pondering about my day and soak up the fact that inspiration from the simplest of things, such as the magnificent sky is enough to make me smile.

After an energy draining brainstorming session from work I was humoured by mother nature and once again reminded how awe-inspiring a mid-level cloud like an altocumulus or even an irregular stratocumulus could be! My appreciation, somewhat fascination, with clouds started at a young age. I blame my grammar school professor for this ... I should have never said that I was finished with my work so early, as my next task would be to name various types of clouds. But, I digress ...

Straight from the park bench the injection of divine influence filled my veins. The only thing that I could think of was paint and fabricbeautifully layered chiffon blowing in the wind or a glossy powder blue overcoat that gave off an almost pink misty shadow.

Inspiration really is all around us! Occasionally we merely need to stroll about, halt, and look around. Let your eyes see past the hustle and bustle or goings on from the intensity of a situation that you cannot change. Have gratitude of being able to view today's beauty, even if for only a moment of stunning inspiration.

Here's a diverse glimpse of images that inspired me this week and a few of my own.

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59 comments

  1. I love the sky...and spend lots of time just staring at it...it's amazing how it changes and colours burst from every direction. Getting up early to watch the sky light up is most wonderful. This second to last picture is stunning, just love that :)) Have a wonderful weekend doll xx

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  2. I love watching the clouds and just follow their movements...it´s having a moment to reflect.

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  3. francesca romana capizzi14 December, 2012

    Watching clouds is always fascinating and relaxing in my case!
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  4. I am looking right now at 7 am and my sky is like a light pink and lavender...looks really nice.

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  5. SO pretty! I am always entranced by the sky. 

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  6. I agree, inspiration is around us everywhere we look. Stunning cloud and sky images and I do like your thought of interpreting clouds with breezy chiffon or sky with a powder blue coat.

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  7. Vix Brearley14 December, 2012

    What drama! You've a true artist's eye to capture these. x

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  8. Jelena Zivanovic14 December, 2012

    Oh I'm embracing the beauty of the nature each day, I just can't embrace the cold air and weather!:D Splendid pictures my dear!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. The beauty of nature is so exquisite...loved viewing these inspiring images. Happy Friday dear!

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  10. hey madison! i just started doing this a couple of years ago. we need to take in what's around us. those pictures are beautiful!!!
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  11. Who knew clouds could be so amazing and stunning. When I was a kid I loved looking up a the sky and at the clouds, it was so peaceful. I really should take the time to do it more often nowadays! :)

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  12. Gorgeous post, darling!

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    CC

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  13. Yes, It's amazing to take time out! :) 

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  14. I agree! thanks for your comment dear.  Hope you enjoy your w/e as well. x

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  15. Thanks for these beautiful images. Today I was literally covered with snow, a magnificent candour all around me!
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  16. The sky is just so beautiful <3



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  17. very inspiring! thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  18. amazing pics! 

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  19. Reply: Oh, thank you! I agree with you, it's so gorgeous!

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  20. alessia milanese14 December, 2012

    Worderful picts!
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  21. Oh how beautiful and inspirational are all of this.
    The post aand the pictures.
    God has really blessed us with the wonderful beauty of Mother nature and now it all up to us to be vigilant and see it.
    Have a wonderful weekend dear!!!

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  22. That's great Kim!  Glad that you've been enjoying nature's beauty. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

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  23. Thank you. Happy Friday to you too Sam!x :) 

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  24. Stunning hues aren't they? :) Have a great w/e.

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  25. It's easy to get so caught up in our busy lives. Take time out to enjoy the beauty! Thanks for commenting. xo/Madison

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  26. Beautiful photos! Make me dream... 

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  27. These images are beautiful and very calming to look at.  I used to be very into clouds as a child too - I knew all the names, how to recognise them and what it meant for the weather forecast.

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  28. The clouds in the second photograph are stunning. But the last picture is my favorite - love that tree!!  :)

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  29. SACRAMENTO Amate15 December, 2012

    Thank you for sharing, dear Madison.
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  30. love cotton candy clouds
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  31. Sorelle in Style15 December, 2012

    So beautifully written, and what gorgeous pictures! It really is so important to look around us and appreciate everything we have, every minute!
    Enjoy the weekend! :)

    ♡jilly
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  32. Beautiful images!  I love to sit outside and take it all in!

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  33. What a stunning collection of images. Clouds fascinate me too. I especially love the cotton wool clouds and like to see them from an aeroplane window too.
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  34. Stunning images, I'm very much someone who likes to stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Loved these!
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  35. Beautiful images!  I like taking a few moments to look at the sky too.  I like doing that down here especially because there aren't too many buildings obstructing the view.  I'm also a sucker for beautiful sunsets and moons.

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  36. Some beautiful pictures you've posted. It's photos like those that that make me sit back and reflect/dream.

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  38. Yes, I bet the sky is stunning there!  Thanks for your comment, hope you're doing well. x

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  39. Thank you so much Jilly! xo

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  40.  So do I, always peek out the window to view the sky. thanks for commenting. :)

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  41. The photos are amazing! It's always such a peaceful feeling to sit somewhere and look at the sky.

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  42. Nature is so gorgeous! I love clouds. I've been taking a lot of pictures of clouds lately

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  43. Jupe_Cambria17 December, 2012

    These pics just took my breath away! Thanks for sharing...made my evening :)
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  44. I love taking pictures of the sky and of clouds, especially when I'm in the plane! the photos are gorgeous!


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  45. my favourite is the last picture. so vibrant. 

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  46. There's just something so dreamy about the sky.  These photos are absolutely stunning.

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  47.  Thanks Arash! Yes, it does really make you dream a bit. :) Enjoy your week.

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  48. Thanks! I agree it is very peaceful. :)

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  49. Oh to Be a Muse17 December, 2012

    Clouds are pretty cool, especially when seeing them from up above like in a plane.

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  50. A truly beautiful and inspirational post.  I love your photos and beautiful writing.  

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  51. Such pretty imagery -I always want to take so many landscapes of clouds while I'm driving, but, well, I'm busy driving!

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  52. such gorgeous photos. And you're right-- inspiration is everywhere!

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  53. Thank you so much. Glad that you enjoyed reading it. :)

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  54. Ileana Druetta18 December, 2012

    These pics are beautiful!
    Great post :)
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