Skies

I don’t know how it is where you are, but where I live in the US has fairly boring skies.  We have more than our share of gray, and when we get clouds, they’re seldom those high, impressive ones.  On the other hand, I’ve been fascinated with Italian skies since my first visit.  You can see why the great master artists always had some member of the Holy Hierarchy floating up or down, to or from, or reaching out of, either billowing clouds or wrathful heavens.

Rather than inadequately write about skies I’ve admired, here are some photos of the drama Mother Nature has thrown at me in Italy, with a little France thrown in for good measure.

This certainly looks like the Hand of God is in the process of smiting someone.....

This certainly looks like the Hand of God is in the process of smiting someone…..

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Another scene from the Old Testament.

Has Rome done something to deserve this????

Has Rome done something to deserve what it’s about to get????

Lyons obviously also did something to displease the Heavens.

Whatever Rome did, Lyon must have done too.

Alan's great shot of the clouds and sea in harmony with each other.

Alan’s great shot in Nice, where the clouds mirrored the sea. It’s worth clicking on this one to make it larger, so you can really see the details.

A finally, a peaceful cloud offering shade over a beautiful Tuscan chapel.

And finally, a peaceful cloud offering shade over a beautiful Tuscan chapel.

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3 thoughts on “Skies

  1. I totally know what you mean, Susan. I miss those skies and the light almost as much as I miss the people, landscapes and food. I can’t wait to be back there in May! XXO

  2. The New Testament God must have spent his time in Aruba where there clouds, even when spewing rain, seem to be light and lovely.

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