Cloud layers: missing the big skies

Cloud formation, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. Su Leslie 2011

Cloud formation, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. Su Leslie 2011

I love to travel, but hardly ever seem to do so. Everyday life, a partner whose working live is travel-based and my finances all conspire to keep me away from scenes like this.

So I’m posting this not only because of the actual layers of cloud – which I think are amazing – but as a kind of “dream board” image, to remind me that it’s time to strip back the layers of complexity and obligation in my life, and find what’s really important to me.

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge word is layers. Check it out here, or visit some of the other interpretations of the theme that I enjoyed:

http://mrscarmichael.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/weekly-photo-challenge-layers/

http://acrossthebored.com/2013/11/16/weekly-photo-challenge-layers/

http://jorchid.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/beautiful-mountains/

http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/weekly-photo-challenge-layers/

http://nicolawestgate.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/a-grownup-is-a-child-with-layers-on/

http://travelwithintent.com/2013/11/17/rusty-but-beautiful/

http://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/breathtaking-egret-wing-for-wordless-saturday/

http://magicbusstop.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/weekly-photo-challenge-layers/

http://harrymakertia.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/weekly-photo-challenge-layers-fog/

http://brothertom.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/weekly-photo-challenge-layers/

http://paintedwords1.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/weekly-photo-challenge-layers/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/weekly-photo-challenge-layers/

http://insellos.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/artificial-layers/

http://theurgetowander.com/2013/11/17/weekly-photo-challenge-layers/

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/scarlet-forest/

http://luminaetumbrae.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/wpc-layers/

http://empireoflights.com/2013/11/16/layers/

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14 thoughts on “Cloud layers: missing the big skies

  1. Thanks for the pingback! You’ve hit the nail on the head with this post – maybe it’s just our age and the seemingly overwhelming burden of a lifetime’s “accumulation” but i’m noticing more of us trying to pare down going forward…

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    • You’re welcome.Thank you for your comment. Maybe it is an age thing – it’s definitely a “stage of life” thing for me too. Everywhere I go I seem to run into, step over, bump up against … stuff that I just don’t want to have/experience any more. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Hello from Mad Queen Linda at The Magic Bus Stop. Thanks for including my photo in your honor list. Your second paragraph echoes thoughts that have gone through my head quite often. I’ve lost so much and shed so many other things over the past few years that I was afraid nothing interesting could be left. I find now that what’s important is travel, and hiking, and being outside, having fun, and being able to look up and see a huge sky and clouds. I’m turning to the earth and the sky, my feet on the ground with my head in the clouds. It’s time to let the artificial world go and live by nature’s rules. (I never was any good at interior decorating or high end cooking anyway) . Keep looking for a way to follow your dream board.

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