The many moods of the sky

By my desk I have a copy of the Bureau of Meterology’s Weather Calendar. The picture for March features “cloud streets”. I’ve never seen those long parallel lines, but did see one cloud highway from the balcony.

Cloud street over Coogee

What a lifetime of joy the sky provides. Sunsets, sunrises, the sun, the moon and the stars – and a zillion unanswered questions about the galaxies far out of sight.

At dusk the clouds can form a barrier on the horizon:

Jagged clouds on horizon

Sometimes there’s a balmy rainbow:

Rainbow over misty sea

Sunsets are so routinely beautiful that we risk taking them for granted:

Balcony plants with sunset

So let’s hear it for the sky – up there, ever changing, infinite in its variety, and always ready to offer a new look at existence.

PENELOPE NELSON

March 2021

3 thoughts on “The many moods of the sky

  1. These are beautiful photos – thank you for sharing them! When I was young, we had a great view from our front verandah at Vaucluse, looking west. My father would often call my mother and me to ‘come and look at the sunset.’ We had what was then called ‘a picture window’ (about 5 feet high and 10 feet wide) and we could actually imagine that the sunset was a painting.

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