I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day

I don’t know why, but the sky has always intrigued me. I can watch it for hours: the stars, planets and moon by night, and billowy or stringy clouds by day. A light breeze forcing the treetops to dance. A bald eagle gliding on thermals and keeping a watchful eye for prey far below. Bats hunting mosquitoes at dusk.Cauliflower cloud sitting on a bed of trees.

Some skies are better suited for viewing. The farther from city lights the better, of course. But if you’re a suburbanite, it’s best to view the night sky in the humidless environs of Southern California than the thick humidity of northern Virginia. But if you’re looking for a cloud shaped as a rabbit, you’ll look long and hard for months before finding one in SoCal.

I’m not alone in my obsession. There’s even a Cloud Appreciation Society. National Geographic calls clouds “Atmospheric Decoration.” Space.com lists the 13 Must-See Stargazing Events in 2013.

Super MoonSo get up from your computer and head outside. Look up and watch. You’ll be intrigued too.

The inspiration for my blog title:

Tom Pfeifer is the managing partner and chief strategist for Consistent Voice Communications. Reach him at Tom@YourConsistentVoice.com.


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