Clouds, viewed either from the airplane window and from the ground, can be such gorgeously dynamic events. While some people read them for upcoming weather, I tend to just enjoy the visual pleasure of so many shades of white and gray against a blue sky.
Here in Vermont we don’t often see the towering cumulus clouds that are common this time of year in the midwest so it was a great treat to be on the east side of the Rocky Mountains last week and watch the clouds forming nearly every afternoon and often dissipating in the evening.
I find the combination of the clouds set against the silhouetted mountains, still painted with patches of snow, to be particularly stunning. Add the colors of a sunset and—voila!—magic happens.