There was a total lunar eclipse visible in Central Florida recently and several space launches too. Unfortunately, clouds hid all of those events here at our place so I couldn’t photograph them.
John Milton is thought to have coined the phrase “silver lining” in his 1634 poem Comus: A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle:
“Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_lining_(idiom)
We use the expression to mean that even in a bad situation, there is always some good that can come out of it.
We’ve also had Swallow Tailed Kites circling around over our house. The last time I saw one, I rushed to grab a camera and hurried outside. By the time I was ready, the bird was gone. But there were some awesome clouds out that day.
So out of all those potential photo ops, I only made one photo that I like. I guess you could say the cloud itself is the silver lining.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Your visits, comments, and likes are always welcome and a big motivator for me. Stay positive, be kind, take care of yourselves and each other. And if there’s a silver lining, make a photo of it!
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4 thoughts on “Silver Lining?”
The nature lover/photographer lives for serendipity.
Now you’ve got me glancing upward for silver linings to photograph! Which is not a bad thing.
Yes, that’s probably a good thing, Wally!
We’ve been seeing the Kites here too and lots of pretty billowy clouds! I’m always looking UP!
Good for you Diane! I try to always look up – it’s easy to forget sometimes.