What is it about mountains, even little ones like the Apennines, that makes skies so dramatic? The sky around Godzilla changes constantly due to our position near the crest of the mountain ridge. As breezes through the valley bring the sea air up from the coast and over the top, they create some very painterly effects and wonderful light.
While it’s always a delight to bask under a clear blue, sunny sky, the special ones, to my eye, are the ones with clouds.
For me it’s the light Shelagh. Things, clothes especially, I thought were a certain colour in Italy look utterly different under our Australian sun. Still beautiful, just different. Your post brought that back to me. Thank you!!
It’s true there’s often an almost surreal quality to the light in the hills. Even in the sunshine it seems less flat than in other places.
This is what I call a “dramatic sky”.
I like it much more than a clear one, I feel it more lively.
Similar difference as between an interesting but irregular face and a perfect but rather boring one.
Debra Kolkka said:
I love the cloudy days too. It is rainy and misty today and these days have their own charm.
I love the way mist gathers in little clouds in the valley, then floats its way up the hillside like smoke from a fire. So mysterious.