Saturday, January 6, 2018

Celebrating The Day - And Sky





       Celebrating today with Ruth Ayres and others who share. I have a favorite thing you may know about, taking pictures of the sky. Most of the time they are of our wonderful Colorado sky which is, even from the city, wide open, sometimes clear and bright blue, sometimes roiling with clouds, though seldom does a drop of rain hit the ground. It is simply too dry. The explanation is that although clouds might hold moisture, drops are absorbed before they hit the ground. It's called "virga".


     I was up very early this am because I was going to a party, a much fun gathering of former colleagues, some now out of town, and two families with new babies! Well, older babies really, 7 and 9 months, and they were precious to meet. I celebrate that there is still time to get together and visit, to love on these new ones, and watch them move and crawl, smile and look with wonder. And I was so happy for these new parents. They have a lot of joy to look forward to!
      And so, before and after the party, pictures of the one thing that pleases every day.



14 comments:

  1. I love seeing your Colorado sky pictures! We loved our time in Colorado, and can't wait to come back. I also celebrate watching new(er) parents in action with their babies! As a more seasoned mother, it is such a joy to watch and to be able to encourage. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Kendra, I was just commenting on your sweet post! I love that you love Colorado and know what I mean about those babies and new parents. Thank you!

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  2. Linda, your sky photos are so lovely to look into. They make me feel happy. Our sky is grey these days with a bright sun but the kicker is that the sun is not warming up anything. The snow is still here and piled so high from shoveling but we are still trying to dig out. I know exactly what you mean about watching the babies. This line, to love on these new ones, is such a joyous statement of an endearing act. Next week, we are meeting my daughter and son-in-law for my a family wedding in Baltimore. I am so excited to be able to "love on" Sierra. To celebrate our babydoll love, my son, Derek, and I went shopping for Sierra. This is one of our favorite activities. Have a great week.

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    1. Oh, very exciting to have another visit with Sierra so soon! And yes, shopping for babies is fun. I took books! I am sorry about the weather for all of you, and though I like the warmth, we really are in need of snow and/or rain. It's an unusual winter for sure! Thanks Carol, Happy Sunday!

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  3. This line: "of the one thing that pleases every day" -- I'm going to be carrying that around with me. It's a good line and I'm glad you keep sharing your sky pictures.
    Love & hugs,
    Ruth

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    1. I simply do not tire to seeing what the sky holds each day, Ruth. I'm happy you like that line! Hugs back to you, too!

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  4. Taken out of context "I was up very early this am because I was going to a party" makes you sound like a wild party girl. ;) Lovely to see the sky change during a day. For the past few days the sky in Estonia has been dully gray. When the sun came out today it felt like a miracle. Have a bright and colourful new week!

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    1. I am a party girl, didn't you know? Ha! I had to rise rather early to do other things, too, possibly should have explained that, Terje! Glad you had that sun appear! Hope your week back to work is wonderful!

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  5. So many things to love in this post.Your pictures are always a treat. Sharing them makes me feel a part of your world. Know that I carry those images and your words into my day.

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    1. Aw, thank you,Julieanne. It's like a warm hug sharing with each other.

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  6. Linda,
    Love seeing your sky pics. Glad you were able to party and enjoy life today. I always learn so much from you.

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    1. Thanks, Amy, so great to hear from you!

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  7. Beautiful photos, Linda. Do you know the names of cloud formations? I used to, but I've forgotten.

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    1. Thanks! In the bottom pic, they are "lenticular" clouds, Laura, formed by winds coming over the mountains. We see them often.

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