Post-Lockdown Happy Clouds

June 16, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

During the COVID-19 lockdown, as most people stayed at home to follow social distancing guidelines, cars remained in parking spots, planes stayed on the tarmac as flight travel was restricted, factories sat silent while industries slowed down. Although this doesn't solve the global climate crisis, for sure the air was less polluted during this time period which lasted several months. 

One sign of the cleaner environment are the clouds in the sky. For those who may have watched Bob Ross teach landscape painting on TV (as I did as a child), you would remember him painting "happy little trees" and "happy little clouds" on his canvas. As I walked around my neighbourhood today, I found some happy little clouds. Some were not so little but still looking happy!


In this first image, the clouds formed a speech bubble shape right above the street lamp. What do you think the lamp is saying? Maybe it's wondering why there's been fewer cars on the roads lately, more people taking walks, jogging or riding their bikes. 

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Then this one caught my eye, a giant bird with its wings spread out, swooping down over the treetops. 

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And finally, I saw this soft fluffy bunny hopping over the buildings, its ears lifted by the wind. The clouds sure were happily enjoying the warm summer weather and blue sky today!

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Despite the challenging times the world has been through recently with the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, let's continue to hope for a brighter and happier future.

The next time you're out for a walk, look up at the sky and see if you find other happy clouds!




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