Take your mind on a vacation right now by visiting the Cloud Appreciation Society's site. Be sure to see the Cloud of the Month, the Cloud Photo Gallery, and some spectacular NASA snaps the astronauts have taken of clouds from over 200 miles up. The Cloudspotters have named John Ruskin (art critic and essayist, 1819-1900) as an honorary member, quoting his essay "Of the Open Sky". Here's an excerpt.... there is not a moment of any day of our lives, when nature is not producing scene after scene, picture after picture, glory after glory, and working still upon such exquisite and constant principles of the most perfect beauty, that it is quite certain it is all done for us, and intended for our perpetual pleasure.
When I was a painter, I loved painting clouds. Our gratitude ecard was my first attempt at "painting" clouds using Flash animation software.