Like snowflakes, no two clouds are ever the same. Once you see them one way, you will never see them exactly the same way ever again. Viewing clouds on the ground can be interesting — but looking at clouds from both sides now through the window of an airplane is literally elevated to an entirely new level.
Clouds. From Both Sides Now. Sunday Morning Photograph.
Even when the topography of our planet cannot immediately be seen from 35,000 feet in the air, the myriad formations of clouds can still provide unique focal points of interest — especially when between layers of them. That clouds are comprised merely of miniature droplets of water is fascinating enough; but the places of where those droplets occur to form the shapes of the clouds is even more remarkable.
Did you know that the science of clouds is known as nephology?
Final Boarding Call
I asked in this article called Have You Forgotten The Simple Wonders of Travel? back on Friday, September 18, 2015: “…when was the last time you actually stopped and took a moment to appreciate the true joys of travel? When was the last time you said ‘I am leaving this rat race of frequent travel loyalty programs — even if only for a moment or so — just to think about what we can do with travel that cannot be achieved outside of our imaginations?’”
Can you answer that question for yourself?
Gazing at clouds is one of the simple yet true joys of travel, which is one reason why I prefer to sit in a seat by the window aboard an airplane.
Please click here for a complete list of the Sunday Morning Photograph series of articles at The Gate With Brian Cohen, which include photographs taken of nature and sights of interest in many countries and territories around the world — including but not limited to:
- Cyprus — including the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
- Czechia or Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- England in Great Britain in the United Kingdom
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Swaziland or Eswatini
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
All photographs ©2023 by Brian Cohen.