I am going to try to do at least one sky observation and description a week. I'm hoping to do more per week, but don't want to bite off more than I can chew. On Sundays I am going to share the descriptions I wrote during the week.
I really would like to add photos to these posts, but I'm afraid they'll distract from the descriptions. Maybe I'll do a photo gallery of them at the end.
Alright, I have found since I've started the observation and description project that I am fairly decent at making observations and appreciating the sky. I also find myself working on the description portion quite a bit, but mostly in my head. Sitting down and putting in writing is a whole other story though. That is where I find challenge. It's my biggest challenge of writing in general getting the ideas out of my head. But now, here I am, sitting down to start writing. Let the observation and description project begin!
Is this what they mean by a bluebird sky? I have read that description in books often over the years and I have always wondered what exactly a blue bird sky looks like. This morning's sky is a clear blue sky to the north--the potential blue bird part of the sky. There are a few fairly small wispy clouds to the south. To me the blue seems a bit pale, more of a powder blue, not quite the deep, royal blue that I envision a blue bird sky to be. Although a bit pale, the sky feels especially blue today, as we're coming off a week of gloomy, gray skies.
The clear, blue, with the sun's warmth reminds of of spring, which is officially here, but we haven't actually seen it yet. Today is the first the sky has hinted at it since spring began a few days ago. The wind has just picked up, it has quite a chill, which is quickly turning the feelings of spring into reminders of winter, which brought the bulk of snow in March--we needed it, yay for miracle March! But now I'm ready for spring.
Basalt rock under my butt. The clark nutcracker sky of the morning has opened up revealing the blue behind the curtain of gray. To the west and to the east the clouds are stormy and it looks like it's snowing on the mountains. To the south big fluffy spaceship clouds are hovering, dark and brooding, but letting the blue through, they have a hint of cheer about them.
Peavine has the sun on it as did Tule two minutes ago but which is now under a storm clouds. The sky opens more and more as the sun warms my cheek and shoulders as my ass warms this chunk of basalt. haha. Clouds are busy shape shifting, spreading, still abundant in the sky but their circumference is growing. Glancing to the east I see the clouds are gathering in that direction. In the few minutes we've been sitting here the ever-shifting sky has kept me on my toes. As I finish up this writing, the clouds have moved over the sun and the sun's warmth has lessened and the wind has picked up and it's cool again.
The cloud bottoms are dark and ominous. The cloud tops are light, fluffy, bright with the hope of spring.
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