I Have Looked At Clouds From Both Sides Dark and Light

Every time we looked up, the Clouds looked totally different.

They were sometimes very dark and ominous, other times they were white with the blue sky behind them.

Other times there was a mix of dark and white clouds making for very interesting contrast.

Blue & Dark Clouds Cheyenne Canyon State Park

A couple had images of Cloud Creatures.

One was reaching up in joyful appreciation of the sunny day.

2014-01-29_Cloud Reach_0708Another was racing away from the Dark Cloud behind him towards sunshine filled blue sky.

2014-01-29_Cloud Run from Dark_0698When I looked at this photo, I could see another white cloud in front that was reaching its hands out to help welcome to the blue sky and sunshine.

In a darker sky, I saw one of the many Spaceship shaped clouds I often see.

Dark Spaceship cloud in Cheyenne Canyon State Park Could it be covering up an actual spaceship?

The different colors where the clouds connect in the below photo make these clouds very unusual.

Are there two cloud creatures touching heads above the road?

Cloud Above the Road in Cheyenne Canyon State ParkAre they inviting travelers to come see what is just beyond the rise down this road?

Or just connecting in a conversation that mere mortals will never understand?

Next hike, we will travel up this road that leads to the campgrounds in Cheyenne Canyon State Park.

My hiking partner wants to come camp up there, but she will be doing that on her own, as I much prefer a soft bed at night after hiking.

In the far right photo below, it looks like a monster cloud is about to eat the tree below.

Or maybe he is just contemplating how a tree stays in one place and in one form, while clouds are constantly changing and moving.

What do you think is happening there?

The many types of clouds we saw on this hike, brought to mind the Joni Mitchell song “Clouds”

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“Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all.”

Joni Mitchell

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