Storm clouds

We have had round after round of storm clouds passing through this spring.  They make for some interesting colors and patterns in the afternoon sky.

“Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Purple sky

The vaulted void of purple sky
That everywhere extends,
That stretches from the dazzled eye,
In space that never ends;
A morning whose uprisen sun
No setting e’er shall see;
A day that comes without a noon
Such is eternity.
~John Clare

Growing strong

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There’s something comforting about looking out across the field and seeing the strong, towering arms of the oak trees stretching heavenward.  Their strength and beauty often serve as a source of wonder and inspiration for me.

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”  ~Peter Marshall