“I see a mermaid riding on a unicorn…”

October 30, 2009 @ 7:16 am | Filed under: Fun Learning Stuff, Nature Study

clouds

Here’s something fun: the Cloud Appreciation Society. Float on over to check out some amazing photos, learn about the different types of clouds, and marvel at the Cloud of the Month. I particularly enjoyed the Society’s manifesto:

WE BELIEVE that clouds are unjustly maligned
and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them.

We think that they are Nature’s poetry,
and the most egalitarian of her displays, since
everyone can have a fantastic view of them.

We pledge to fight ‘blue-sky thinking’ wherever we find it.
Life would be dull if we had to look up at
cloudless monotony day after day.

“Fight blue-sky thinking.” Hee. Here’s the rest.

I wonder if the Society knows about the Snoopy “Clouds” song?

The pyramids of Khufu!
You too?
Seven wonders of the world…


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  1. How timely – we’ve had some spectacular clouds and skies this week – a cloud study has been much on my mind.

    Thanks for the links, I’ll be checking them out soon!

  2. I love the Snoopy Clouds song!

  3. We sing that song all the time, especially when there are good clouds to comment on. They are sorely lacking here in So Cal though. Thanks for the smile this morning.

  4. What a great link! I’m especially interested as my husband’s 5xgreat-grandfather, Luke Howard, named the clouds 🙂

  5. We had a lovely time recently watching the clouds, although it involved some conscious letting go on my part:
    http://dillerhome.blogspot.com/2009/09/boredom-arent-you-hooked.html

    It inspired me to read my children William Wordsworth poem that begins, “I wandered lonely as a cloud …”
    They liked it. 🙂

  6. NAMED the clouds! How fabulous is that! What a great piece of family history, Elizabeth.