Clouds from both sides for Ed’s challenge

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

Oh how I love looking at clouds! Like snowflakes, each one is different and totally unique. They’re ever-changing, and we never get the same one back again. Maybe that’s why they are photographed so much. Here are just a few that have caught my attention over the years.

Sunrise over the Indian Ocean in my home town of Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

Sunrise over the Indian Ocean in my home town of Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

Clouds over La Paz as we drove down from El Alto airport.

Clouds over La Paz in Bolivia, as we drove down from El Alto airport.

Clouds at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.

Clouds at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.

Clouds over the OK Corral, Tombstone Arizona

Clouds over the OK Corral, Tombstone Arizona

Clouds over Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Clouds over Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Clouds over a volcano in Ecuador.

Clouds over a volcano in Ecuador.

Clouds in the water at Green Cay Wetlands, Florida.

Cloud reflections at Green Cay Wetlands, Florida.

Clouds over Venice Lagoon at sunset.

Clouds over Venice Lagoon at sunset.

Above the clouds en route to England.

Above the clouds en route to England.

A classic Florida sunset with clouds of course.

A classic Florida sunset…. with clouds of course.

I’d better stop now, before I get too carried away. You’ve probably got the message though, that I really do love clouds.

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend, and if you’re up in the frozen north, do keep warm. My son sent me a photo of his house yesterday. No clouds, but tons of snow to shovel before he could even drive up to it. I feel quite guilty down here in Florida, with temperatures in the high 80’s.

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To join in Ed’s cloud challenge, just click here.

Amusing Signs for Sue’s Word a Week Challenge.

Sue has asked us to share some signs for this week’s challenge. I’m always on the lookout for signs, and have been known to demand that hubby slam on brakes when I spot a good one.

Travelling through Cornwall last August, I was intrigued by this one, and it wasn’t even as though Christmas was just around the corner.

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My sister sent me this one after a visit to her local grocery store. Obviously spelling wasn’t this sign writer’s best subject at school. It did make me giggle though.

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Half way along our beach promenade is a restaurant run by the Life Savers Association. I would happily pay to ring the bell if Dolphins should appear whilst I was eating breakfast there.

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Since our return here a few weeks ago, I’ve noticed a distinct lack of Doggy Doo along the beautifully paved promenade. I wonder if this sign has anything to do with the cleaner environment.

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I’m quite infamous for getting lost, and this signpost in San Pedro would make me even more confused than usual. The ‘STOP’ sign is probably the one I should take the most notice of. I’m sure if I just stood still for a while, hubby would be sure to find me.

San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro, Belize

Today I’ve been so busy in the house, cleaning, washing, and sorting out stuff to take with us and deciding what to give away, as we start to pack for our move. I could really do with one or both of these buttons.

Lanhydrock House, Cornwall

Lanhydrock House, Cornwall

I know one shouldn’t laugh at people’s tombstones, but this one in the graveyard next to the O.K.Corral in Arizona, did make me giggle. Poor old Lester; what a way to go.

OK Corral, Tombstone, Arizona

OK Corral, Tombstone, Arizona

My Sister-in-Law in England has two Irish sons who absolutely fit this advertisement posted out on her deck. I don’t know how much they charge, but whatever it is,  you’d certainly get your money’s worth.

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So there you have eight signs to choose from. My favourite would be the Kitchen Maid one. What’s yours?

To take part in Sue’s challenge, just click here.