The Friday File: For Illustration Purposes Only!

Many of you know how much I love sharing photos of sunrises over Lake Michigan here in Chicago.  I also love sharing beautiful cloud formations and blue skies.

Well, at this moment the sky is completely void of colors and cheery clouds.  I wanted to show you what it looks like in comparison to the usual ethereal and sublime color combinations of the water, sky, and clouds.  Take this picture, for example:

Or this one:

And then there’s this:

I think the Sky Painter left his whispy tools and breathtaking color palette at home this morning.  Or perhaps he was in a melancholy way today.  Either or, I’ll be on the lookout for his artful return sometime soon.

Whether grey day or colorful day, I hope your Friday has been lovely!

  22 comments for “The Friday File: For Illustration Purposes Only!

  1. November 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    no words – this is so classical elegance!

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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Why thank you so much, Mihran!! Cher xo

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  2. November 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I’ve seen this same gray for fifty-plus years in Michigan. 😳🤪

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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      But not where you live now, John! 😉 Cher xo

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      • November 10, 2017 at 7:46 pm

        There are indeed gray days here, much more in winter as are our famous wind storms. But there are 300+ days per year of sunshine in the valley. 🌴🌵

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      • November 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm

        That sunshine sounds pretty darn nice, John! Cher xo

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      • November 12, 2017 at 11:51 am

        I spoke too soon Cher, it’s going to be overcast all day here and 70 degrees! It won’t last… 😬

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      • November 12, 2017 at 12:04 pm

        Yikes!!! Well we have the grey skies, but most definitely not the 70 degrees! I wish! *LOL* Cher xo

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      • November 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

        Just 65 here just now but it’ll get cooler. This is the High Desert, I’ve seen my pool freeze over with a tiny layer but that doesn’t last more than a couple weeks then we warm again.

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      • November 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm

        I’d take 65 degrees right now, John! Really? A bit of ice? I had no idea! Cher xo

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      • November 12, 2017 at 7:14 pm

        Yeah, the ice was super thin though, it wouldn’t support a lawn chair. It was a bit warmer last winter though. It’s 70 in my apartment and I still wear a light jacket, house shoes and a blanket over my legs! Holy crap…

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      • November 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

        Hahaha, well 70 is a perfect temp for wearing shorts! *LOL*

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  3. November 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    WOW!

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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      What a difference between the ‘grey’ pic, isn’t it, Lynn? Cher xo

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  4. josypheen
    November 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I love it when the sky looks like that! If you hadn’t taken a photo you’d think back and assume you’d been exaggerating. It just really is that gorgeous!!

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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Hahaha, thank you, Josy! Yes, I wanted people to see that the sky over Lake Michigan (a.k.a. my view!) is amazingly different in a dramatic way at any given moment! It really is, Josy! Thank you my dear! Cher xo

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  5. November 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Call us strange, but those overcast days are what we call “Chicago days” and we enjoy them. Great pictures, by the way.

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    • November 10, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Really, John? I hadn’t actually heard that phrase yet, believe it or not! I really don’t mind the ‘melancholy sky’, to be honest! Thank you so much! Cher xo

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  6. November 11, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Amazing skies, Cher 🙂

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  7. November 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Gorgeous choices from other days and brightening everyone’s lives, Cher.

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    • November 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      That’s so kind of you, Robin! Thanks so much for that! Cher xo

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