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Thursday, July 11, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell

Going through the sky shots I took over the past 7 days made me think of the Joni Mitchell song: Both Sides Now. Therefore, I'm using her lyrics to accompany this post.
Rows and floes of angel hair  And ice cream castles in the air 
And feather canyons everywhere  I've looked at clouds that way  

But now they only block the sun  They rain and snow on everyone 

So many things I would have done  But clouds got in my way
I've looked at clouds from both sides now  From up and down, and still somehow  It's cloud illusions I recall  I really don't know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels  The dizzy dancing way you feel  As every fairy tale comes real  I've looked at love that way

But now it's just another show  You leave 'em laughing when you go  And if you care, don't let them know  Don't give yourself away
I've looked at love from both sides now  From give and take, and still somehow  It's love's illusions I recall  I really don't know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud  To say "I love you" right out loud   
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds  I've looked at life that way
But now old friends are acting strange  They shake their heads, they say I've changed  
Well something's lost, but something's gained  In living every day
 I've looked at life from both sides now  From win and lose and still somehow It's life's illusions I recall  I really don't know life at all
When I copied the song lyrics into this post (the italic portion) the line spacing was messed up. I've had problems with that before with blogger. Copying from somewhere else and it keeps me from getting the spacing right. I know there's a way to fix it with HTML but I don't have the patience. The weird part is how it only does it with certain text and shots since all the italic lyric lines were copied from the same place.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I absolutely LOVE this post Carver! That's one of my favorite songs ever and your pictures are perfect illustrations. (Have you seen any of those youtubes people post with photos and the song playing? This is better than any I've seen.)

And I'd take out the apology -- none is needed. Typepad does that kind of dopy stuff too and I know it's frustrating and I never know how to fix it.

This is just a wonderful post. It made me happy.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos and lovely post,Carver!Thank you for sharing!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures for the day, Carver, and that's one of my favorite songs, too!! Wonderful post!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Hootin' Anni said...

What a great idea to use song lyrics for captioning your beautiful sky images.

Pat said...

These are such pretty sky photos. Joni Mitchell's song goes with these pix perfectly.

HansHB said...

Great clouds makes the sky so dramatic, - well done!

Randi said...

Beautiful captures of the blue skies! Love your post!

Photo Cache said...

the lyrics is perfect for this post. wonderful. i kinda like that song.

Indrani said...

Nice lyrics for the pics.
( Even I face difficulties with spacing in the text.)

Karen said...

Love the clouds and the song Carver!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots.

lina@women said...

Wonderful combination : the song and your photos!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely combination of clouds and skies.


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