I was watching these clouds by Capitol Lake where the annual Bon Odori festival was happening. But I couldn't take my eyes off the clouds to watch the kimonoed dancers, so I watched the clouds and enjoyed the bizarre soundtrack of traditional Japanese music. Adding music to cloud watching was interesting and I decided to add something to each of the next several cloud photographs.
I included the infamous Mistake on the Lake building in one shot (above) and liked the contrast of the wispy dynamic clouds and this dark chunk of architecture. In fact, I prefer it to the photo (below)--clouds with predictable strip of landscape.
Moving a bit more toward the abstract and jaunty...a study in light (below). The now squirming ice-crystal clouds scatter sunlight in a way that makes them appear white to our eyes. The energy of this same sunlight is absorbed and reflected by the green leaves at the top of this tree. And, well, there's the lamp-post looking like someone sticking his head into the photo at the last minute to get into the light show.
And, zoomed in as far as my Digital Elph would let me (below) is a view of the cloud no object or music could enhance. Within the two mare's tails was this fantastic spiraling pattern that looked to me like the double helix of a strand of DNA. Oh, the universe! When will it stop playing tricks on me?