Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blue Monday - Daydreaming




This is my very first Blue Monday post. Blue Monday is hosted by Sally. Visit her website to view others who have Blue Monday posts.




After such a rainy May, this day turned out beautiful. I couldn't help looking at the clouds and the way the sunshine makes the sky look so blue. I had my head in the clouds all day.
















After looking at the sky, I began to remember the days gone by. The many days as a child, when my cousins and I would spread a blanket on the grass. We spent hours looking at the sky, the clouds and sharing our secrets. Those were the days. We had no problems....the days seemed endless...time stood still.


















These memories are even more precious as one of the cousin trio was killed by a drunken driver on Labor Day Weekend 2007. I will always reflect on those days and the precious time the three of us shared. A day of warmth, sunshine, blue sky with scattered clouds brings back those times of wonder, love, trust and friendship.

















I imagine her looking down upon us saying, "What do you see?" That was our favorite cloud game. Oh, cheap fun...before the days of video games, cell phones and computers.















This post didn't start out to tell of all of this, but this is what was on my mind and what the pictures bring to mind. Days gone by. Hope you enjoy my cloud pictures. I know you may think I am sad, but I'm not. She was a wonderful person, full of life and love. She was a very forgiving person and would have forgiven the person that cost her the very life she loved. So, in talking of her and the memories I have of those times - I'm not being sad - I'm celebrating her life and our memories. She is in God's Hands now and looking down through these beautiful clouds. I can hear her laughter and feel her love.
























Thanks for coming by and reading my post. Happy Blue Monday!

14 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those are some amazing sky shots! Don't you love to look at clouds??? They are so much fun to watch! And the color of the sky is just magnificent. You really got some good shots! Thanks for sharing and welcome to Blue Monday. Wishing you a happy one!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mary said...

What beautiful photographs. You are very talented. Have a great day.

grey like snuffie said...

Cloud gazing...what a wonderful way to spend some time...

Barbara said...

I remember playing the cloud game with some of my friends and a specil cousin. Your pictures are lovely and I am sure your cousin is looking down on you.

Welcome to Blue Monday, come and visit me.

Smilingsal said...

I think that the game of "What do you see?" is one of the best childhood pastimes. I know you must miss your cousin, but Heaven is richer. Thank you for sharing. Happy 1st Blue Monday!

Carrie said...

Beautiful cloud pictures. Hugs to you.

Joyce said...

Glad you could reflect upon your cousin by remembering your cloud games in years past. Memories do warm the heart.
Joyce

Tom said...

To rejoice in the memory of ones life...is the truest measure of what our life is really worth...
Measuring the impact of our lives, on others...it seems as though she did very well for th time given. What a lovely way to remember her!

happy Blue Monday Wrangler!

The Muse said...

Well, for pity's sake~ I was logged in under the husband's id LOL

Knitty said...

How lovely that something you can see so often (the clouds)triggers good memories of your cousin.

Happy Blue Monday.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

the rainy days always make us enjoy the sunny/cloudy days more! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Judi said...

What lovely memories you have now of your cousin and of those special times you spent gazing into the skies and daydreaming. I'm sorry about those sad thoughts they do bring to you as well...your pictures are lovely.
Thank you for sharing
Judi

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just beautiful!! Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Ashley ~ said...

I loved your blue ski, and the memories. Thanks for sharing both.
_Ashley*