Have you ever found yourself riding beneath a sky so beautiful you had no choice but to drop the reins and look up?
Of course you have — you’re a horse person who spends as much time as possible outdoors, and a passion for animals often goes hand-in-hand with an appreciation of nature. Especially when nature takes on the appearance of a fluffy swatch of cotton candy swirling about in a cerulean sky, or a three-dimensional watercolor painting of a sunset, or a pewter storm cloud lurching ominously across the sky.
But the mind-blowing part, if you stop to think about it, is that no matter where you live on this vast earth, we’re all wrapped up in this same spectacular atmosphere, experiencing the same moments of surprise and awe. If we’re really lucky, we have a camera in hand when those moment happen.
Here are a few spectacular Creative Commons images I discovered on the image hosting website Flickr: