Embrace the Ephemeral: Create a Cloud Memoir

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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.

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Tuesday’s sky looks kindly menacing

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

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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.

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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.

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Friday’s sky … any mindful minute now …

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