Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Low Hanging Foof


While I was messing around in the backyard last night, I caught a glimpse of this scene out of the corner of my eye. It must have been just five minutes before the sun disappeared below the horizon.

I yanked my iPhone out of my pocket and snapped a quickie. When I saw how nice it looked, I sprinted into the house for a "real" camera. My neighbors gave me the look that says, "Haven't you ever seen a cloud before?" It was either that, or the, "Good God, I think Dan is loopy" look. It was one or the other.

Yes, I have seen clouds before, but if I had a tall enough ladder, I may have tried to ride one of these to the southeast. They seemed low enough that I could almost touch them.

Yep. It's the little things. It always has been for me.



Jay said...

love that.

and I'm jealous of your backyard.

Hindsfeet said...

First of all, D, lemme just say, that's one heluva "back yard" you've got over there!! You realize you live in paradise, right? Good *Lord*! Lucky kid, your son, growing up in a place like that.....what am I saying, Lucky *You*!

There really is something surreal about the "foofs" in this shot, D...This is definitely a "double-take" of a scene...something about them almost looks staged...maybe they were, *just for you*...wish you had gone with the ladder idea, D...looks like an "anything-is-possible" kinda day...those "little things" can turn out to be quite the tour de force ~*

...well, maybe next time...in the mean time, I'll be keeping out a closer eye on those foofy poofs floating in from the North-West...

; )

...thanks for such a treat tonight, D...you really caught a magic moment here...


Dan said...

Jay, if it makes you feel any better, the farm field is magnificent in the summer, but in the winter, not so much. When it's 8-degrees and the wind comes whippin in, it can be harsh.

Dan said...

H, it was an unusual evening when I saw this. It was cool for this time of year...in the 60's and very low humidity. That's a great combo in Michigan for crystal clear blue skies. And the Great Lakes are cloud-generators. A great recipe for spectacular skies if you're fond of looking up.

Sarah said...

The open field with the young tender crops seems a suitable place for the display of God's Greatness...
I watch it each night from my own front porch. I often wonder how many others do the same - and if their eyes behold the same beauty as mine...and if their hearts cry out to their Maker the same as mine.

Your post brings me to a welcome place in my mind through a trail all it's own.

A passage of scripture continually surfaced in my readings during my father's illness that I had never read before. I actually opened up to the same exact spot multiple times when trying to seek God during that time. It was as if it was following me - At first I started reading and just shut the book - angry - And to my inital annoyance at it's 3rd or 4th happening I read it through - Job Chpts 38 - 42 After Job challenges God - God Replies:

"Do you know the laws of the universe? Can you use them to regulate the earth? Can you shout to the clouds and make it rain? Can you make lightning appear and cause it to strike as you direct? Who gives intuition to the heart and instinct to the mind? Who is wise enough to count all the clouds? Job 38:33-37

Thank you for the reminder today -
Where I initally feared, I am now comforted in the Vastness of God!

Dan said...

Thanks for the wonderful comment, Sarah. I'm going to go visit Job as a result...what a magnificent scripture.

Ya know, if I haven't told you before, your Dad's funeral was the most amazing funeral I have EVER been to. Every day I think about "turning my forgiver on." I really needed to hear that.

I know you miss your Dad terribly. I do, too. Know that he had a profound impact on many...me included.

Sarah said...

Thank you Dan. =)

Dawn H said...

Oooh. This is my new favorite. I love fluffy clouds in the big blue sky!

Very beautiful shot.