By Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Cover image by William Hawkins
Hardcover, 368 pages, 2019.
We’ve been cooped up indoors for so long!
“It’s easy to forget that you live in the sky—not beneath it, but within it.”
To share their love of clouds, the Cloud Appreciation Society compiled 365 amazing photos from their member cloudspotters around the world, along with paintings, art, and poetry on clouds. Each picture has an apt quote or scientific explanation. There are even pictures of clouds from space and other planets.
“We seek to remind people that clouds are expressions of the atmosphere’s moods, and can be read like those of a person’s countenance.”
Clouds are so ephemeral yet magnificent while it lasts. Like so many things we value in life.
If we don’t pay attention, it’s gone too soon before we could enjoy it.
“Each cloud is a tap on your shoulder, prompting you to look up, take a breath, and unfetter your thoughts from earthbound concerns. It is there to remind you to look around you, look above you, and appreciate this ever-changing ocean of air that we all inhabit and share.”
So let’s look up at the clouds and see what we can find. Share a photo before it disappears. It’s a good reminder of the beauty of life.
—— Ivy Lopez @IvyDigest