Grandma was one of those folks who tended to take this little girl and point things out to her.
day I claimed I was bored out of my skull. It was the mid 1960's and
we had no running water, no TV, no phone, and aside from beating the
crap out of my sister at Crazy Eights [card game], there wasn't much to
do in the afternoon.
and garden weeding had been done. Nothing an 8 yr old could do
I hadn't gotten 'old' enough to take my brother's bike and ride
the country roads,...yet we could explore the woods if we were brave
Sigh. It was a magnificent day for the clouds. Grandma pointed that out to me.
the clouds,' she said. 'Find formations, find animals, use your
imagination!' Harrumph. Well this 8 yr old did. And found she was
hooked on clouds for the rest of her life.
found that the clouds and the sky were something incredible, yet taken
for granted. We should never ever take the heavens above us for
If one watches close
the sky...it always changes. There is always something interesting going on above. Even at night.
So I took up cloud watching with enthusiasm. Now I need to learn the names and 'kinds' of clouds.
I know Grandma said these were 'horsefeathers' and predicted rain within 24 hrs. [Grainy but you get the idea...]
sky and the clouds are a beautiful thing. You should take time out of
your busy life [yes, Follow My Own Advice!] and take time to watch the
beauty of the clouds and sky.