Embrace the Ephemeral: Create a Cloud Memoir


Monday’s Cloud Audit

Most of the time, I’m too busy concentrating on putting one foot in front of the other to look up.  But when I do, 99 times out of a hundred, I love what I see, whether there are clouds or a clear blue sky.

I decided to create a cloud memoir to remind me of the sky at a particular time. 

Every day for a week, I took a shot of the sky out the front of my house.  I took each shot from exactly the same spot on the footpath so I could do some comparison cloud shopping.


Tuesday’s sky looks kindly menacing

You don’t need an expensive camera to capture the sky’s mood at any given moment.


Wednesday’s sky is like melting marshmallows

Once you have your photographs – I took these over five days one week – you can do whatever you like with them.


Thursday’s looks like blended sky and clouds – scrambled sky?

Maybe you’ll write a poem for each day, or a haiku – go to my blog Veranda Life to see examples of my version of haiku – I call them Verandakus. 

Perhaps an entry in your journal each day describing the sky you’ve photographed and your feelings at the moment.  Or a self-contained Cloud Memoir so you can recall the week you looked to the sky for inspiration.

Or maybe you’ll simply keep your shots in a folder and every so often start a slideshow for a few relaxing mindful moments with the ephemeral, briefly captured.


Friday’s sky … any mindful minute now …

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