Saturday, July 5, 2008

Storm Clouds

The sky is the challenge...That is all we got. That's great if you can see the sky from where you are. The only place I am these days is the backyard under the wonderful trees, in the shade with some yard tool in my hands...and that is a good place to be. Mind you I am definitely not complaining coming from a yard with very few trees in WI. If I am with Emmy...who never has her camera...I am always trying to pry my camera out of her hands.
I was riding in the back of the van when we were picking Cassie up in Lexington the other day. It was a great day. I kept noticing the sky and the clouds. I was like a crazy woman snapping pictures left and right. Needless to say, only a few were worth saving. I chose this one as the best of the lot. This is what I see in the picture. Near earth looks like a storm is brewing. Some days life is like a storm. Things just bubble up and keep adding to our already stressed lives. Then we feel like there is a dark cloud hanging over us. But somehow we all survive (some days better than others) and the rays of brightness come shining thru. Life would be boring if we only had blue skies and sunshine all the time. Those grey storm days help us appreciate what we do have a lot more.

What a beautiful, sunny morning. It makes you happy to be alive, doesn't it? We can't let the sun outshine us! We have to beam, too!
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005

1 comment:

leigh ann said...

i love the sun at the top shining down on the cloud...so pretty.

what's the next one gonna be sister?