Friday, July 4, 2014

Zen: Cloud

A   L   O   H   A !
" Selfishness & complaint 
pervert the mind.
with its joy 
clears and sharpens
 the vision." 
                   Helen Keller

who keeps the ability 
to see beauty 
in every age of life
never grows old.” 

Franz Kafka

Disciple: “Please tell me 
the summary of Buddhism.”

Master: “If a cloud does not
 float over the mountain,
 the moonlight will go
 through the waves 
of the lake.”

Before the Master 
completed his statement, 
the Disciple was enlightened.

 " The one who has seen
 the rising moon break 
out of the clouds at 
has been present
 like an archangel 
at the creation 
of light and of 
the world.  "

                Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "How sweet

 the morning air is! 

See how that one little cloud

 floats like a pink feather

from some gigantic flamingo. ” 
                             Arthur Conan Doyle, 
                                                    Sherlock Holmes

The humble 
Cumulus humilis -
 never hurt a soul.” 
                  Gavin Pretor-Pinney, 
                               The Cloudspotter's Guide


Thanks, Friends
                     Warmly, cloudia


Anonymous said...


Vanessa Victoria Kilmer said...

I always wonder why we find clouds so fascinating but I could look at them all day. I like the Kafka quote.

21 Wits said...

Aloha Cloudia, Absolutely our morning air is sweet as ever, with a hint of sunshine breaking through, hooray- and a wee little chill yet in the air. Did I forget to mention screaming squirrels and singing birds? What a day!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely sky watching. :)

Brian Miller said...

i am ever trying to to grow old...and keep that joy...smiles

aloha from va

and happy 4th

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Skies to all!

Friko said...

I hope the Kafka quote is true!

Myrna R. said...

I like the Buddhist parable. I'm getting old, but joy is still with me. I'm so grateful.
Have a happy day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm almost tempted to stand out at midnight tonight to see that moon slip out from behind the clouds :) Happy Independence Day Cloudia.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I enjoyed the Zen story. I need to ponder it for enlightenment.

Happy Fourth!

Betty Manousos said...

happy 4th of july, cloudia!


Cloudia said...

I l♥ve you friends. Thanks

SandyCarlson said...

From beginning to end--I needed this! Thank you, friend.

Teresa said...

A plethora of most excellent quotes today!

Adam said...

Happy 4th

Cloudia said...

Thank you, Sandy, T, and Adam

Elephant's Child said...

Love the captures of the beauty, serenity and wisdom in clouds. Thank you.

Charles Gramlich said...

That bottom cloud looks like a living creature!

Rita said...

I am a cloud lover, too. These are great and love the quotes...even if I don't understand the Buddha one--LOL! ;)

Green Monkey said...

Happy 4th Cloudia. Love getting los in clouds...

Hilary said...

Very nice, you cloud painter. And word colours to match. :)

Grand Crapaud said...

Wonderful cloud pictures.

Grand Crapaud said...


William Kendall said...

I like what you've done with these shots!

magiceye said...

The 1st pic is a stunner!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Absolutely love photographing clouds. They are so heavenly!