13 June 2012

On Cloud Nine

Meaning: In a state of blissful happiness.
Darkness and light

Origin: A commonly heard explanation is the expression was originated in the 1950's by the US Weather Bureau as a cloud classification, in which 'Cloud Nine' denotes the fluffy attractive cumulonimbus type of cloud.

Mountainous crags emerging through the clouds

Another explanation is that the phrase derives from Buddhist idea that  Cloud Nine is one of the stages on the path to enlightenment of a Bodhisattva. 

Fluffy clouds - classic Cloud 9

Clouds view from the ground

Hello Moon

Cloudless day at cloud level

The clouds in Paris

Dawn Clouds

Regardless of the true meaning, it's nice to take a mental break every now and then and let your mind float! What's your favorite daydream? 


  1. Gorgeous pictures. Hadn't visited in awhile, so glad I decided to tonight. Thank you for your shares also.


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