Today is the 11th anniversary of 9/11. But, rather than posting a tribute at my normal 11:11 a.m. Tuesday Time-Waster time, I’m giving you something beautiful.
Yes, today you get lovely clouds. In fact, you get a link to 60 amazing cloud photos.
I’ve always loved clouds, but really, who doesn’t like them? When I was a kid, I used to go on bike rides up and down hills, stopping at the top of a hill in time to watch the setting sun. I usually had a 360-degree view (depending on the particular hill), with the sun disappearing over the horizon to the west and Mt. Shasta to the east. The snow and glaciers on the 14,162-foot mountain would turn pink and orange, and there were usually clouds to add an exponential amount of color and beauty. I would write bad poems in an attempt to capture the beauty in words, then make a mad sprint for home before it was too dark to see the road.
Yes, today is the anniversary of 9/11. But it’s also my mom’s birthday. She’s the one who sent me the link to these clouds, so it’s only fitting to post it today. Happy birthday, Mom.