Draw on Halton - Clouds


Welcome to the sixth prompt of 'Draw on Halton 2' and we are floating onto 'Clouds'

So for this prompt of 'Clouds' what will be your inspiration?

Will you be drawn to poetry such as 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth


I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

and twinkle on the Milky Way,

They stretched in never-ending line

along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not be but gay,

in such a jocund company:

I gazed—and gazed—but little thought

what wealth the show to me had brought:


For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.


The poem seems very apt for this period of time, as it reflects not only on the moments of solitude we are all facing at the moment, but also the coming of spring and of course, Daffodils.

Paintings: Weymouth Bay by John Constable, c. 1816 and Sunrise with Sea Monsters by J.M.W. Turner, c.1845


Or are you drawn to the sky and the epic cloud formations at this time of year, highlighted with yellows oranges and pinks as the sunrises and sets, or the dark ominous greys as the weather turns bleak.


Being part of the Industrial North west of England, Halton has its very own cloud making factories, which we can see from our windows here at Hazlehurst Studios, and they have been a source of inspiration for many photographers over the years.


Pop over to the 'Draw on Halton 2' blog post to see how you can join in and send your entries our way.

Work created so far 'Soap' 'Perform' 'Nature' 'Buildings' 'People'


As always the entries have all been very different, and we are always intrigued with where people are going to take the prompts.


As we have changed things up this time, we will be accepting entries as the challenge continues, for all the prompts. So if you are still working on something soapy, performance, nature or buildings etc, don't worry, you have till the end of March to send something our way.


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