I'm a cloud watcher. I find them breathtaking. Not only can they give you a look into what the future holds, they hold a spot into both modern day folk lore and even historical mythology. Some Native American Tribes believe clouds to be the spirits of their ancestors, and even use stories associated with clouds to explain specific natural occurrences. According to an article entitled, Cloud Spirits by Charlie K, "When the spirits were pleased, it is said that the clouds would be few. Those that did show up would be fluffy white and often held positive messages for the people below living on earth. But only the most faithful were able to interpret and use the messages to their benefit."
Recently, I was able to take some time to enjoy the clouds. Here's some of my photos from a recent cloud photo shoot.
"When the clouds were thin and wispy, it supposedly meant that the spirits were not in the mood to expose themselves to their people on earth. Just like us, they may have, from time to time, become bored or disillusioned with life in general and with the foibles of mankind in particular." - Charlie K.
"The human Ixion had the audacity to attempt to seduce Hera, the Queen of heaven and wife of Zeus. When Zeus learned of this attempted rape, he set a trap for Ixion. Zeus fashioned a cloud in Hera's image and laid it next to Ixion as he slept. When Zeus caught Ixion boasting that he had enjoyed the pleasures of Hera, he tied Ixion to a wheel and sent it whirling on the winds through the underworld." - John Day, Book of Clouds