Monday, August 03, 2009

Clouds, Oh Clouds

The afternoon sky of 2 August 2009

It rains almost daily again lately, alternating with bright, sunny days. Not that I am complaining. I do like rainy days as much as I appreciate sunny days. Life is like the weather, don't you think? There are sunny days, rainy days, good days and notsogood days, but no matter, as Professor Albus Dumbledore said, "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."

Some cloud quotes:

"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. It feels an impulsion, this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons."
Richard Bach

"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

"A promise is a cloud, fulfillment is rain."
Arabian proverb

"Clouds may come, but clouds must go, and they all have a silver lining, for behind each cloud you know the sun or moon is shining."


Anija, said...

I like the smell and listening to the sound of heavy rain. When we are here, we are yet to get the heavy rain. they said rain here will not make us sick, so we can see people, kids just walking in the rain without cover. My kids are so happy to walk in the rain, as back home,they will never had this opportunity! :-)

SkyJuice said...

I'd think that NZ has cleaner air. That's why it's okay to walk in the rain. Do make the most of your time there. A year isn't that long. :-)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi SkyJuice:)

Delighted to see you have changed the header photo in keeping with the lovely clouds. I'm looking around for a clear sky but we have clouds here too. I think both our countries get rain almost at the same time.

Although rains dampen my spirits I still go out whenever there is a need. An umbrella becomes a constant companion in these days. Ladies here carry umbrellas whether is rains or shines. A small folding umbrella is always there in their handbag.

You have posted some very good quotes. Excellent selection. I enjoyed reading your inspirational quotes.

Have a wonderful day SkyJuice:)

SkyJuice said...

Hi Joseph,

Thank you for your comments.

I was bored looking at the previous header, so I changed it to one of my cloud photos. It's nice to look at something simple for a change. :-)

It's still raining today. I keep an umbrella in the car and use it during heavy rain. I'd use a cap or shawl to cover my head when it drizzles. Both are useful to shield me from the hot sun too.

Enjoy the rest of your week! :-)