Tuesday, September 27, 2011

From Orange to Pink

The amazing Florida photographer and artist Clyde Butcher has said that in Florida, clouds are our mountains. The towering banks of afternoon thunderheads add the texture to the sky that our flat landscape lacks. In fact, our flat landscape provides the wide-open sky needed for spectacular displays, whether it's the powerful spectacle of lightning in the distance, or the vivid but silent splash of color across the evening sky at sunset.

Come watch with me the shaft of fire that glows
In yonder West; the fair, frail palaces,
The fading alps and archipelagoes,
And great cloud-continents of sunset-seas.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich, "Miracles"

1 comment:

  1. Those are lovely pictures. I love our clouds, you never know what you will see next. They make you feel thankful to be alive.