LAPC #250 skyscapes and cloudscapes

English language words constantly evoke admiration and confusion.

Examples include skyscapes, cloudscapes, skylines and skyscrapers. The problem is, they all sound similar.

Non-English-speaking people are most likely to be using the wrong words when they wish to describe something.

Now coming to the topic of the post…

Skyscapes and cloudscapes- are they the same or different?



In the image above, it was amazing to see nature’s masterpiece on display: a breathtaking skyscape.

One can admire the line pattern of clouds or the shining moon behind the clouds or the blue sky.

The term “skyscape” describes the entire view or panorama of the sky, which may include different aspects such as

  • clouds
  • celestial bodies (Sun, Moon and Stars)
  • Atmospheric phenomena (rainbows and Auroras)
  • The general state of the atmosphere (Aeroplanes and birds)

Skyscape generally refers to the overall view or composition of the sky, including its colours, textures, and various elements.

“The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Cloudscape specifically refers to the arrangement, formation, and appearance of clouds in the sky. (cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and nimbus clouds etc)

So it is limited to clouds.

“Amidst the chaos of life, clouds offer solace, their gentle presence a reminder of the beauty in simplicity.” Unknown

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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This post is part of Amy’s LAPC#250-Skyscapes & Cloudscapes


16 thoughts on “LAPC #250 skyscapes and cloudscapes

  1. These are such beautiful photos. I am also happy to read your narrative about the uses of the words for this challenge as well as how non-native English speakers, such as myself, can sometimes run into problems when trying to use a particular word in English.

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    1. Thank you, Donna.
      Agree about non-English people speaking English and struggling to convey the meaning appropriately. It’s funny on occasion.
      Of course, we can’t expect non-English speaking people, to speak like the Native English people.
      And one quote always reminds me of the greatness of non-English-speaking people.
      “Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.”
      H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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