Cloud Watching

So often taken for granted, the sky is the ever-changing backdrop to our lives, the most variable aspect of the world around us. While the physical forms that make up our world remain, by and large, the same, the sky goes through an endless sequence of special effects, like a giant film-reel of endless colour and light that just keeps rolling. In the midst of what have become our increasingly hectic lives, how often do we fail to even notice the startling white cumuli amassed overhead, the intense shaft of radiant light that cuts through heavy cloud or the blood-red sphere that seems to almost drop from the sky at the end of the afternoon yet, when a traffic jam causes us to stop, to have nowhere else to go, nothing else to think about for a moment or two, these startling phenomena can suddenly appear as though from nowhere and fill us with awe.

On that thought and inspired by the fact that I’ve spent a certain amount of time painting clouds over the past week or so, I wanted to share some of the more awe-inspiring skies from my photo gallery:

About Helen White

Helen White is a professional artist and published writer with two primary blogs to her name. Her themes pivot around health and wellbeing, expanded consciousness and ways of noticing how life is a constant dance between the deeply subjective and the collective-universal, all of which she explores with a daily hunger to get to know herself better. Her blog Living Whole shines a light on living with high sensitivity, dealing with trauma and healing from chronic health issues. Spinning the Light is an extremely broad-based platform where she elucidates the everyday alchemy of relentless self-exploration. A lifetime of "feeling like an outsider" slowly emerged as neurodivergence (being a Highly Sensitive Person with ADHD, synaesthesia, sensory processing challenges and other defecits overlapping with giftedness). All of these topics are covered in her blogs, written from two distinct vantage points so, if you have enjoyed one of them, you may wish to explore the other for a different, yet entirely complimentary, perspective.
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2 Responses to Cloud Watching

  1. Pingback: Fragments of sky, boxes of clouds | Scattering the light

  2. You know Helen, I love clouds. Sometimes I stared at it like meditation. I took photos too. I love yours, beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing your creativity to the world.


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