Thursday, December 17, 2009

Skywatch - Cloud

“A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all--he's walking on them.” ~Leonard L. Levinson
"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute." ~Gil Stern
"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." ~Bill Vaughan

For more sky images from around the world visit Skywatch Friday hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia.

38 comments:

Icy BC said...

I love this picture, Diane! It's so unique and very artistic!

Regina said...

Beautiful shot! Great sky.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful fluffy cloud and I love the quotes!!!

Johnny Nutcase said...

what a fun picture! it looks like the grass is holding that cloud up, love it, very nice photo!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Beautiful! I like the sun rays coming from behind the cloud.

Jom Manilat said...

Fantastic sky, awesome photograph!

eden said...

Wow, such a gorgeous fluffy cloud. Love the composition too.

My entry

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic composition, the cloud looks so much like white fluffy cotton candy!

Al said...

Excellent shot, with the sun highlighting the whole cloud.

Evelyn Howard said...

Great angle and nice quotes :)

Guy D said...

Heavenly shot Diane, and I love the words that go with it.

All the best :)
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Ida said...

Cool capture! :)

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shot, Diane! Beautiful composition! Marvelous cloud with light and dark -- moody looking! And the darkened plants! That and perfect words!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat, neat cloud, Diane.... Interesting quotes too... Sounds like we need to have that balance in our lives between optimism and pessimism.. That gets back to my problem of being a 'fence sitter'..... In our country, that sometimes becomes apathy... AND--that is worse than optimism AND pessimism...

Hugs,
Betsy

storyteller said...

What wonderful quotes to accompany your unique sky photo this week! I'm sharing my beach sunset views at Sacred Ruminations this week ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Barb said...

I enjoyed your opposing viewpoints and am trying to figure out how I should view the picture - I think optimistic - looks kind of like cotton candy.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot of the blue sky. It looks like pure white cotton ball in the sky.

Stephanie said...

The cloud looks like a white flower in the air with those plants below holding it... pretty pic :-D

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! Those are all good ones Diane. I belive in covering both sides of the fence just to make sure I am always right. :)

Loree said...

Haha, great quotes and a very pretty cloud.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photo and I love the quotes. I would like to walk on the clouds.

Elisabeth said...

What a wonderful blue sky...that cloud appears to be sitting on the grasses/weeds/plants. Love the quotes too!

Lance said...

Wow! An incredible photo! I love the light coming from behind the cloud! And then the quotes to go with it...this is great Diane!

Eaglesbrother said...

The Silver linning in the cloud is always great to observe.


Eaglesbrother

Arija said...

Very nice shot to use the cloud as a foil for the vegetation.

Misalyn said...

Great shot! looks like the cloud is sitting and putting its weight on the weeds (plants?). Sure this one is rare shot.

Blue sky always bring a feeling of serenity.

Happy weekend.

Arasu said...

I like the composition and viewing angle. It looks like a cotton plant. Looks great!

Misalyn said...

I forget to mention, thanks for sharing those quotes to ponder.

Arasu said...

I like the quotes. Interesting collection about an important matter.

rainfield61 said...

An optimist can be a pessimist at a different time.

The sky may look the other way round when time changes.

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful capture!

Stine in Ontario said...

Love your optimist quotes! This is a great photo.

Martha Z said...

I like the way the plant fits neatly into the cloud.
The pessimist in my house says he is a realist, but I try to resist and look on the bright side.
Good post.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

One perfect cloud!

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moe lauher said...

great skywatch photo, thanks

SquirrelQueen said...

Very cool photo, it does look like the grasses are holding up the cloud. Great capture.

Ayie said...

made me think of Mario Bros cloud! haha!