This Week…Clouds Around

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This Week…Clouds Around

Clouds are funny…ever-changing, sometimes welcomed, sometimes not. When it’s cold out, we want the clouds to go away so we can bask in the sun's warmth. 



Never lose hope. The darkest clouds precede the loveliest rain. Avijeet Das

With all of the sun (and heat) we’ve had lately, we welcome the clouds for the shade they provide. 


Don’t forget: beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies. Paulo Coelho

Clouds also provide opportunities for us to unleash our imaginations. What do we see??

Clouds can never hide the sun forever, so don't complain about clouds but never forget to welcome the sun.    Debasish Mridha

And, let’s not forget that without clouds, there would be no rain. Bring on the clouds. 

 When the sky is totally covered by the dark clouds, be strong enough to see the bright stars beyond them!
Mehmet Murat ildan



Don’t get me wrong, I love a sky that is so blue you want to make like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music when she was on top of the mountain. But clouds add variety to our lives…they add a layer that makes us appreciate what we have. 



Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
Maya Angelou




Have a glorious weekend!!

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Comments (33)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Look Up, to many People Kathy do not notice clouds and can not imagine what they see.  Great blog.


Jul 23, 2022 09:36 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Phoenicians love clouds as we get them so rarely it seems. Woke up this morning to a lot of clouds and hoping for rain - soon!  I hear it should happen starting Sunday and going for a couple of days on and off.  Bring on the rain and clouds!

Jul 23, 2022 11:04 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Sunrises and sunsets are two of my favorite things, Kathy Streib. You have captured some cloud formations beautifully, Happy Saturday!

Jul 23, 2022 11:08 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have to agree wholeheartedly with each those many thoughts and quotes Kathy 🙂

Jul 23, 2022 11:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker we've had those days here but not lately. There were storms on the radar yesterday but didn't even come near us. 

Kat Palmiotti when I was a little girl we'd take these long (to me) trips down to our beach property. I loved staring up at the clouds to see what I could see. 

Jul 23, 2022 12:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

it's very relaxing Brian England and what a great way to let your imagination just flow. 

Wayne Martin remember the afternoon storms in Florida during the summer!

Jul 23, 2022 12:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX I hope you're enjoying Montana!!  And, yes, are you visiting Kat Palmiotti 


Roy Kelley I would love some of your rain!!!  They often have swim meets at our neighbood pool but haven't seen them in a few weeks. 

Jul 23, 2022 12:34 PM
Kat Palmiotti

We are planning to see each other next Wednesday, Kathy Streib !

Jul 23, 2022 01:14 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I hope you get some clouds that bring a little rain your way.

Jul 23, 2022 12:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox we were hopeful yesterday but nothing!

I agree Leanne Smith she is the best artist!!!

Jul 23, 2022 12:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley I hope your grandson enjoys them. 

Doug Dawes I'll bet it was amazing!  What did you fly???  I saw a few photos that Larry took from the cockpit!  Amazing. 

Jul 23, 2022 12:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I took more sunrises when we were in Delray Beach. I still love them. 

Ray Henson that's amazing!!!! I have to admit that I would do the same thing!!! How could you not?! It's like the steps in Philly that Rocky ran up!

Jul 23, 2022 12:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider I just checked and it's 94 here.  We're having a cool front! LOL

Thank you Will Hamm sometimes our heads are buried in our devices. 

Jul 23, 2022 01:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker Good luck!!! And when you're finished with about sending them to Texas. 

Thank you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I can remember our walks on the beach in Delray. I loved seeing the clouds over the ocean. 


Thank you Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I race outside every night to check on our sunsets and clouds. 

Jul 23, 2022 01:11 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Be happy to send rain your way Kathy!

Jul 23, 2022 03:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I always loved clouds since I was a little boy as well as sunsets.... nothing has changed accept that I am an old man now but still love both, Endre

Jul 23, 2022 11:28 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I love clouds.  They add a dramatic flair to any photo.  My husband would rather shoot a home on a cloudy day because of that same feature.  You have some beautiful images.

I just captured some thunderheads on my iPhone.  However, we batten down the hatches, but the storms move right by us.  I hope we get some rain this week.  Our high pressure is moving in your direction now! 

I have used that Maya Angelou quote.  I love it!  Have a great Saturday.

Here is one I got on the 17th.


Jul 24, 2022 08:08 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

While I love a clear blue sky, there is something about clouds that adds so much. And they make sunsets far more interesting.

Loved your photos and your cloud quotes!!


Jul 24, 2022 02:24 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That's a lovely collection of photos and quotes, Kathy.  I hope you are having a pleasant weekend.

Jul 24, 2022 04:03 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jul 24, 2022 04:03 PM
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Cute post!

Jul 25, 2022 02:39 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy Streib , 

Love your post on clouds. Geno always loved clouds and their formations. He’d say if there was a hole in a grouping it was so the angels tcome and go.

Jul 26, 2022 05:40 AM