Naive Nephologist Never Normal

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

AnElephantCant stop marvelling at clouds
They come in all shapes and sizes
Small white and fluffy
Big dark and huffy
And man they are full of surprises

They can open up and hit you with a deluge
You are soaked through before you can sneeze
A torrential downpour
12 inches or more
You are suddenly in water right up to your knees

Or perhaps it is quite black and gloomy
Depressingly dark and menacingly low
You can probably say
That by the next day
You can go out and frolic in fresh snow
DSC04903The worst kind are those that do nothing
They don’t drop enough moisture to dampen a thistle
It’s hardly a smirr*
Won’t wet a cat’s fur
AnElephant would rather endure a respectable drizzle

In Scotland they blow in from Siberia
Across Poland and over the North Sea
They bring sleet without fail
And sore icy hail
And Elephant prefers to skirmish with bees

It’s best when you lie in the sunshine
Trying to work out the shapes in the sky
A doggie a bunny
A crocodile made of honey
And a white Elephant skipping happily on high

*Smirr – Scots for a very light mist-like rain

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14 Responses to Naive Nephologist Never Normal

  1. Willow says:

    No heffalumps in the sky here-another dreich day. Love the photos aswell. Dont think I’ve seen one of Edinburgh Castle from that angle before.


  2. lilyboat says:

    Oh I think I see a white elephant in the picture!
    I love ‘gloomy depressingly dark and menacingly low’ clouds. I know I am weird, but I find them very soothing for my soul! I loved this poem and the pictures. Thank you.


  3. emmylgant says:

    AnElephantCan write so well
    About clouds it makes Emmy
    Grin. Today, she has to tell,
    Tiny sheep floated in her sky.


  4. pennycoho says:

    Those are beautiful photographs, I agree with you, so many different natures to clouds, and shapes, sizes and colors also! Just lovely!


  5. Great clouds! Are you in Scotland now?


  6. Alastair says:

    Yes, love clouds 🙂


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