Thursday, August 21, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY – Sacred Geometry (Lake Erie)



This is a recent shot, taken from my Ontario backyard, looking towards the general area of the Michigan-Ohio border. They always say there are no straight lines in nature, but this cloud looks pretty contradictory to me. First it reminded me of some of my Dad’s old drafting tools and measuring tools. From there I jumped to the old days of my Art History major, and one of my favorite works - William Blake’s “Ancient of Days (God as an Architect)” Finally, both compass and right angle reminded me of the symbol on the front of the old Masonic Auditorium that was a cultural and concert venue when I was a kid in Detroit.



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Right Angle Cloud by D. Godin
Ancient of Days from the digitalgallery.nypl.org

21 comments:

Suzanne said...

Happy SWF. The water meeting the sky is such a beautiful peaceful photo.

JC said...

Wonderful photo. Thanks & have a great weekend.

Larry D said...

Wonderful photo and post, Happy SWF!

Linda Reeder said...

Yes, very interesting formation. Quite a view you have!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That does look EEERie LOL nice shot

Indrani said...

You are so right, we always get to see amazing patterns in the clouds. Quite touching to see your Dad's drafting tools up there.

bobbie said...

There are some pretty straight lines in those clouds. It is a beautiful picture.

Mary said...

Wow, that is really unusual! It is very beautiful, too -- you have an amazing view from your yard!

magiceye said...

beautiful....

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Louis la Vache said...

Excellent post and analogies!

Kelly said...

Great SWF photo! Beautiful and peaceful photo! I love the water touching the sky! Well done!

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Quiet Paths said...

This IS unusual. Must be one bit of weather colliding with another. Great eye.

SandyCarlson said...

This is a wonderful view and a great post. Blake as poet and draftsman is unrivaled yet!

sonia a.m. said...

Great photo! You have a wonderful view from your backyard!

a little bird said...

hi... I just found your blog from Sian, it's beautiful : )

the teach said...

A very unusual and beautiful sky! Happy SWF! :)

Sioux said...

Lovely photo!!

me ann my camera said...

I see the definite shape of a rectangle just a short height above the horizon. My old Geometry teacher would have loved this picture!

Louise said...

And who would have thought the straight line would have been a cloud? Not me. Cool picture.

Kim said...

Very cool shot! have a greaty weekend!