Cloud Watching in the New Jersey Pine Barrens
I have always been fascinated by clouds. As a kid I would stare at them and my imagination would run wild with images inspired by the cloud formations. My fascination has continued into adulthood where it never ceases to amaze me how clouds affect the quality of light, the color in the sky and ultimately the mood of the day.
I recently went for an evening hike at the Franklin Parker Preserve in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. With rain in the forecast for the next day, the sky was becoming overcast. As the sun started to set, I was treated to quite a show as the clouds changed from the soft pastel colors of what I call a “Watercolor Sky” to deep oranges and yellows mixed with gray as dusk fell.
Before I start quoting that Joni Mitchell song about clouds, I’ll end this post with the hope that you enjoyed a little taste of our New Jersey Pine Barrens sky. Take some time to look up at the sky where you live and let me know what you see.