Cotton Candy Skies

“Sure, I can do that for you. Yes, just give me a few days.” I bustle about my kitchen chatting promises to a friend. I’m a spinning top of activity while the cupboards blur around me. Then something strange catches my eye out the kitchen window. The bird house atop a lodge pole is pink. “Say what?” I breathe into the phone. The jasmine draped trellis lights up like a diva on stage. A rosy hue illuminates the entire backyard.

“I’ve got to go.” I blurt. I bolt for my camera, swing open the backdoor, and rush out and onto the grass. “Magical,” I whisper.

The setting sun castes magenta across an azure sky. Like a dancer on stage, I flutter and swirl towards the spotlight’s next focus. I snap picture before she fades, this cotton candy sky.

Popcorn cherry blossoms burst onto a canvas of pink.

The clouds are so pink that I’m sure they must be sweet. Like a wild-eyed child watching cotton candy swirl onto a stick. I thrust my hand into the heavens and roll them onto my pen so I can taste them on paper.

In this moment, I want goodness, and beauty, and truth. In a world gone mad, I long for what is pure. Ribbons of blue, fuchsia, and purple grasp hands with spring breezes and rush through my senses. I feel alive, just my camera, me, and these cotton candy skies.

Have you ever had the desire for something wholesome and then it appears in the most unexpected way?

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About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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11 Responses to Cotton Candy Skies

  1. dianne says:

    oh my gosh, those are some beautiful pictures. i can only imagine how breathtaking it must have been to see this in person but you captured it all here! thanks for sharing. our skies are gray, gray, gray here so this is a welcome sight!

  2. Kay Johnson says:

    Wow–breathtaking shots! Looks like you had fun.

    “I want goodness, and beauty, and truth. In a world gone mad, I long for what is pure.”

    Couldn’t agree more. The cool thing is that God has a way of showing up in the ugliest places (even in our own hearts) and, voi la, the Master Creator has made something new and beautiful–right there. Even there! Just one more reason I’m so crazy about God.

    • JoDee Luna says:

      Kay, I like how you put that “.The cool thing is that God has a way of showing up in the ugliest places (even in our own hearts) and, voi la, the Master Creator has made something new and beautiful–right there.”

      Interesting that I published this post and then had a really rough day at work. I longed for those cotton candy skies will I tried to calm stormy youth.

  3. Kim says:

    Well done, JoDee! I’ve been noticing the clouds much more this season than any other I can remember. There is a majesty about them isn’t there? And to think they are just water vapor reflecting the sun with the potential for lightning and thunder. Isn’t it interesting to think that we too are just a “vapor” made up of mostly h20 and that we too can create a lot of energy and make a big noise and reflect the Son? Blessings. Kim

    • JoDee Luna says:

      Thanks Kim. Yes, I agree with you. We are but a vapor and yet our lives can become infused with such purpose if we will allow the Son into them. Whenever I fly in an airplane, I look down at the clouds in amazement. I pretend like I have a glimpse from God’s perspective of us tiny ants running around upon the earth. Thanks so much for leaving such a reflective comment. You got me thinking.

  4. Simply beautiful, JoDee! You did a great job of capturing this amazing sky and adding words to bring every blessing into contemplation by us as we view the photos and read your post. Blessings to you…

  5. Thedesertrocks says:

    Gorgeous photos and I loved the way you tied everything together. Beautiful.

  6. Wow, that sky is incredible. I’ve noticed that about the Nebraska sky, too — maybe because I can see so much of it? But we get the most spectacular sunsets here. I’m constantly running out the door with my camera.

    • JoDee Luna says:

      Michelle, we have some pretty amazing sunsets here in sunny California, but I’ve never noticed the pink hue a sunset casts. Now I’ll be running for my camera more frequently like you do. How odd that I never noticed this before.

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