Dusty glanced up at the sky, where the clouds had gone from black to slate.
Day was breaking, the rain had ceased, and the clouds were dispersing.
Clouds drifted away from a full moon, drenching the patio with soft lunar light.
Tattered, blue-purple clouds, reddening in the east, were scudding before the wind.
She looked up at the glowing clouds, from which snow had begun to fall again.
The sun was only just appearing from behind the clouds, the air was fresh and dewy.
At the same instant the sun came fully out from behind the clouds, and the clear sound of the solitary shot and the brilliance of the bright sunshine merged in a single joyous and spirited impression.
Warmed by the spring sunshine he sat in the caleche looking at the new grass, the first leaves on the birches, and the first puffs of white spring clouds floating across the clear blue sky.
On two sides black curling clouds of smoke rose and spread from the fires.
Each day fleecy clouds floated across the sky and occasionally veiled the sun, but toward evening the sky cleared again and the sun set in reddish-brown mist.
And the birches with their light and shade, the curly clouds, the smoke of the campfires, and all that was around him changed and seemed terrible and menacing.
It seemed as if those smoke clouds sometimes ran and sometimes stood still while woods, fields, and glittering bayonets ran past them.
Faster and faster, vying with one another, they moved at the double or at a trot, vanishing amid the clouds of dust they raised and making the air ring with a deafening roar of mingling shouts.
The shot rattled against the stone of the gate and upon the wooden beams and screens, and two wavering clouds of smoke rose over the Square.
"Platonic love, clouds..." he muttered.
Peasants having no clear idea of the cause of rain, say, according to whether they want rain or fine weather: "The wind has blown the clouds away," or, "The wind has brought up the clouds."
The hidden sun was setting, and the white snow clouds glowed eerily, lit by the last rays of light.
It was barely evening but the darkening clouds and winter season begrimed the outside as black as a slum landlord's heart.
Upon entering the music room, she grabbed her throw pillow, sat in her usual chair and cooed, "Pleeeeze do that one about the clouds, the one you always lock the door for?"
The clouds were breaking up and the wind had switched around to the south.
A bank of clouds was building to the northeast.
In the few hours remaining before his departure, her head was so far in the clouds that she didn't even notice he said nothing about marriage.
The late night storm had blown Wednesday's hazy whiteness east to New Jersey and the Atlantic beyond, leaving in its place a high pressure system, a sky painted deep blue and patched with just enough puffy clouds for contrast.
The weather remained ominous with dark clouds rolling in, pushed by an ever-increasing wind that churned the sky in threatening waves.
Within a couple of hours, clouds blocked the moon, and the snow began again.
If, then, we would indeed restore mankind by truly Indian, botanic, magnetic, or natural means, let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our own brows, and take up a little life into our pores.
A lake like this is never smoother than at such a time; and the clear portion of the air above it being, shallow and darkened by clouds, the water, full of light and reflections, becomes a lower heaven itself so much the more important.
It is a mirror which no stone can crack, whose quicksilver will never wear off, whose gilding Nature continually repairs; no storms, no dust, can dim its surface ever fresh;--a mirror in which all impurity presented to it sinks, swept and dusted by the sun's hazy brush--this the light dust-cloth--which retains no breath that is breathed on it, but sends its own to float as clouds high above its surface, and be reflected in its bosom still.
In such transparent and seemingly bottomless water, reflecting the clouds, I seemed to be floating through the air as in a balloon, and their swimming impressed me as a kind of flight or hovering, as if they were a compact flock of birds passing just beneath my level on the right or left, their fins, like sails, set all around them.
We waded so gently and reverently, or we pulled together so smoothly, that the fishes of thought were not scared from the stream, nor feared any angler on the bank, but came and went grandly, like the clouds which float through the western sky, and the mother-o'-pearl flocks which sometimes form and dissolve there.
Suddenly an influx of light filled my house, though the evening was at hand, and the clouds of winter still overhung it, and the eaves were dripping with sleety rain.
At that instant the sun began to hide behind the clouds, and other stretchers came into view before Rostov.
The wind had fallen and black clouds, merging with the powder smoke, hung low over the field of battle on the horizon.
Above him there was now nothing but the sky--the lofty sky, not clear yet still immeasurably lofty, with gray clouds gliding slowly across it.
He could see puffs of musketry smoke that seemed to chase one another down the hillsides, and clouds of cannon smoke rolling, spreading, and mingling with one another.
Above him again was the same lofty sky with clouds that had risen and were floating still higher, and between them gleamed blue infinity.
He knew it was Napoleon--his hero--but at that moment Napoleon seemed to him such a small, insignificant creature compared with what was passing now between himself and that lofty infinite sky with the clouds flying over it.
As soon as the sun appeared in a clear strip of sky beneath the clouds, the wind fell, as if it dared not spoil the beauty of the summer morning after the storm; drops still continued to fall, but vertically now, and all was still.
It was the same panorama he had admired from that spot the day before, but now the whole place was full of troops and covered by smoke clouds from the guns, and the slanting rays of the bright sun, rising slightly to the left behind Pierre, cast upon it through the clear morning air penetrating streaks of rosy, golden-tinted light and long dark shadows.
"Puff! puff!"--and two clouds arose pushing one another and blending together; and "boom, boom!" came the sounds confirming what the eye had seen.
The Russians stood in serried ranks behind Semenovsk village and its knoll, and their guns boomed incessantly along their line and sent forth clouds of smoke.
Clouds gathered and drops of rain began to fall on the dead and wounded, on the frightened, exhausted, and hesitating men, as if to say: Enough, men!
The whole street was full of clouds of black smoke.
It was clearing, and over the tops of the trees clouds were swiftly sailing as if unveiling the stars.
No one else would attempt to catch rays with the clouded sky and massive storm clouds in the distance!
The clouds far above were starting to swirl with hypnotic slowness, the rain beginning to fall again, and the sea beneath their feet rippling and shifting beneath the rubbery surface.
The window overlooked the neighboring mountain, coated in white with clouds clinging to its peak.
She sat down, leaning her back against the tree, and watched shadows from puffy clouds drift across the surface.
By noon, the dark clouds made the sky as dark as early evening.
The fire wasn't far behind her, while the clouds had reached the tops of what trees were still standing.
A flash of lightning jerked her attention to the clouds again.
Ominous black clouds belched flames and roared.
It was an autumn night with dark purple clouds, but no rain.
Jule looked at the clouds, able to feel the gateway cracking with his newfound powers.
He staggered away from the monument and lightning connecting the woman with the clouds and dropped to his knees on the other side of the hill.
The moon was covered by clouds, and she crumpled the notes she'd taken.
The timing was propitious, as black clouds had begun to roll up the valley and gather above them, the advance guard of a summer shower.
It was a strawberry sunrise, topped with whipped cream clouds, a perfect sort of day until Dean was awake enough to remember Martha Boyd, lord knows where, escaping the law in a stolen twenty-year-old Buick, with a ditzy ex-junkie for a chauffeur.
As he emerged into the early morning sun, he was again surprised to see clouds already forming over the eastern horizon.
It was colder than usual, with the sun obscured by clouds, portending the accuracy of a forecast of snow.
Clouds from the retreating storm looked like a triumphant army, hauling away its ordinance for another engagement—with only white-gray stragglers tagging behind.
His favorites were "In His Eyes" from Jekyll and Hyde and "Chase the Clouds Away" by Chuck Mangione.
Toby clutched it and twisted in the branch's grip, until he could see the dark storm clouds moving slowly across the sky.
As soon as the plane left the runways they were enveloped in clouds, and neither ground nor sky visible during the entire one-hour flight to Baltimore.
What was supposed to be sunshine, mild temperature and puffy white clouds turned out to be intermittent showers and a sky as gray as Dean's sweat socks.
He thought she would cry but instead she lay back on the grass, arms beneath her head, and after a time, began naming the shapes of the clouds passing across the sky.
A bank of clouds tumbled down the slope to the left of him, bathing the summit in cold dampness.
She stared up at the clouds angrily.
A glance at the sky revealed darker clouds in the west.
Where Damian radiated sunlight and Jonny storm clouds, Darian shifted between the two.
His power swelled, until dark clouds blocked the desert sun.
The skies were covered in billowing clouds that pulsed with power.
Trees flew overhead and the sparkling clouds drifted down from the sky.
What the fire didn't incinerate, the electrified clouds would.
A jagged bolt of lightning pierced the angry black clouds, and she moved away from the edge of the porch.
The experiments of Tyndall upon precipitated clouds have been already referred to.
He obtains a magic glass cage, yoked with eight griffins, flies through the clouds, and, thanks to enchanters who know the language of birds, gets information as to their manners and customs, and ultimately receives their submission.
From July to November the clouds hang low on the mountains, and give moisture to the upper zone, while the climate of the lower is dry.
AFTERGLOW, a broad high arch of whitish or rosy light appearing occasionally in the sky above the highest clouds in the hour of deepening twilight, or reflected from the high snowfields in mountain regions long after sunset.
Just above them, and almost on a level with their platform, were banks of rolling clouds which constantly shifted position and changed color.
Mortals who stand upon the earth and look up at the sky cannot often distinguish these forms, but our friends were now so near to the clouds that they observed the dainty fairies very clearly.
In the open space between the clouds and the black, bubbling sea far beneath, could be seen an occasional strange bird winging its way swiftly through the air.
On peering out all they could see was rolling banks of clouds, so thick that they obscured all else.
Mother, what are the clouds made of?
"Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky before the sun came out," she replied.
At first I was very sorry when I found that the sun had hidden his shining face behind dull clouds, but afterwards I thought why he did it, and then I was happy.
I said, "The clouds touch the mountain softly, like beautiful flowers."
Every year Santa Claus takes a journey over the world in a sleigh drawn by a strong and rapid steed called "Rudolph."
See those clouds; how they hang!
"How quiet, peaceful, and solemn; not at all as I ran," thought Prince Andrew--"not as we ran, shouting and fighting, not at all as the gunner and the Frenchman with frightened and angry faces struggled for the mop: how differently do those clouds glide across that lofty infinite sky!
The sun, just bursting forth from behind a cloud that had concealed it, was shining, with rays still half broken by the clouds, over the roofs of the street opposite, on the dew- besprinkled dust of the road, on the walls of the houses, on the windows, the fence, and on Pierre's horses standing before the hut.
Sometimes it looked as if the clouds were passing, and a clear black sky appeared.
Across the lake, the beginning glow of from the late summer sun broke through the low clouds, signaling an end to the rain.
He looked up to see the stars beginning to twinkle as the clouds moved out.
Good Friday was exactly that - warm and sunny with only a few marshmallow clouds drifting overhead.
Normally, clouds hung around the mountaintop.
Although a thick layer of clouds hid the sun, the air wasn't any cooler.
The frozen sea beneath her feet was the color of tar, the black clouds above paused mid-swirl around a pop of blue sky in the storm's center.
Toby shook his head and started forward again, wondering when Ully had lost his sense of humor. He led them in the direction where he sensed Katie, until night and clouds rendered the jungle too dark.
1861), who made important investigations concerning clouds, and attracted attention by his use of kites for obtaining meteorological data.
The clouds were low and moving fast.