Such gorgeous clouds this afternoon over Olympia. Look: low Cumulus humilis (the "humble" cumulus) and wispy, icy Cirrus twisting and cavorting high above them.
I can't tell you what these mean about the current weather except that it wasn't about to rain. I can't tell you what these clouds mean about the weather to come, though I could find out on the National Weather Service website if I wanted to. For me on this fine "cloudy" day, what the clouds mean has little to do with the weather.
Today, the clouds are beautiful, gentle reminders of what I want to be: generous and free of want. Why do the clouds make it look so easy?