Tuesday, March 3, 2009
As of Late
Since Sunday, temperatures have been nice and mild -this year, March is coming in like a lamb. And we've had some nice gentle rain. I love the rain -especially when snow is all I've been seeing fall from the sky. Everything outside smells so fresh and new. Last night, as I lay in bed, I was soothed by the sound of raindrops falling on the metal roofing that covers the stairwells outside. I wished that I could go to sleep to that every night.
For my oceanography & weather class, we're required to do a cloud project; we take pictures of clouds we see and classify them. We have to do 15 different cloud types, and only 2 repeats (two photos of the same cloud type). This has added to my awareness of what's in the sky -and it blows my mind what I've been missing out on! Seriously, you can let yourself get so focused on what's down here below, that it takes a dramatically colorful sunset to even call your attention to the sky.
I challenge you to try at least a miniature cloud project. Keep your camera handy when you go outside. Collect photos of different cloud types, and then classify them. The internet has tons of diagrams to help you in classification. If you do, I promise you that it will change your life. You'll notice more of the beauty around you. You'll be amazed.
On a side note, here's my daily epiphany: one item that I love, but don't often enjoy is gummy-worms. I love 'em, but I rarely have them! Hmmm.