Friday, February 8, 2013

365 Inspirations—39: Bright Sun and Puffy, White Clouds

"Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere, I've looked at clouds that way."—Joni Mitchell 

I think no one appreciates the SUN as much as a Seattleite. Basically because this time of year we don't see it much. When it does decided to show its face, the first thing I want to do is get on my walking shoes and head outside.

I have a split teaching shift today and only have a short time between classes. While in my afternoon class, I could see the bright sun from the classroom window and it was beckoning me to come outside.

As soon as I finished my class, I got in my car and headed straight for Greenlake Park. Well, actually I hit PCC, the local grocery store, on the way to the park because I hadn't had any lunch.

I sat in my car and had some fruit and a chicken salad. The sun was beaming into the window of my car and I felt so happy and warm inside while I ate my late lunch.

I then switched shoes in the Greenlake parking lot and pulled on a jacket, hat and gloves and headed out into the sun. It wasn't a completely clear day. It was one of those "puffy, white cloud" kinds of days. You know the ones—crystal blue skies, white clouds that look like different animals and shapes if you stare at them long enough, and bright sun.

I sat on a bench and let the sun hit my face as walkers, skaters and bicyclists passed by. I looked up at the clouds and swore I saw one that looked like a heart. I thought, Wow, look at that! A heart-shaped cloud. Just in time for Valentine's Day!

I'm now back at home and the sun is about to set. I'm heading back to the college for round two. I'm so happy I was able to get out and about today.

Have you spent time in the sunshine lately? Do you ever stop and look at the clouds and see shapes?


  1. I love gazing at the clouds and marveling at the various shapes. They are Mother Nature's very own Rorschach test :)

    1. Yes, they are! Thanks for coming here today Keith!

  2. It does look like a heart!

    I love those days of blue sky and puffy white, huge clouds. Your lunch in the sun and under the clouds sounds like a perfect break in between classes.

    Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" has always been one of my favorite songs.

    1. I hope you have many days of puffy, white clouds and warm sun Tina ^_^! Thanks for being here!

  3. I've been in Texas for 7 months now and I still marvel at the luxury and plethora of sunshine! And now I'm humming the Mitchell song!

    1. I need to get myself to Texas and see this SUN and I'd love to see you too! One of these days, I'm heading to Texas....hope you are doing well!