Cloud Watching

Is it a dog? Is it a rabbit? Is it a king sitting on his throne, or a monkey eating an apple?

Cloud watching is a fun hobby for children and adults alike. It is also one of the few hobbies that can be done without any equipment–just some spare time and a little imagination! The following are just a few of the reasons cloud watching is a great source of entertainment for the entire family.


What could be more relaxing than lying on your back and looking up at the sky? For years, philosophers, writers, and nature-enthusiasts have written about the importance of connecting with nature.

For example, poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote:

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.

This brings us to our next point as to why cloud watching is such a wonderful hobby…


Great Cloud Watching Clouds
As Ralph Waldo Emerson knew, nature (and clouds) are always the same–and yet always very different! Clouds, for instance, are relatively similar looking, yet they morph into all kinds of different shapes!

Cloud watching allows you to use your imagination. This is just one of the reasons cloud watching is a great activity to do with your children. That and the fact that it gives you a chance to relax!


Cloud watching allows you to use your imagination, but it can also be an educational experience. Use the opportunity to learn about different kinds of clouds. Are you familiar with cumulonimbus? Altostratus? If you missed your elementary school lesson on clouds, this is a great opportunity to catch up.

If you have children, teach them about different types of clouds. However, depending on their age, they may be the ones teaching you!


Yes, it’s true. Cloud watching is one of our free hobbies. It doesn’t cost anything to lie on your back and look at the clouds. If you live in the city, you may need to drive or take the bus to a nearby park, which may cost some money. If you live nearby, take the opportunity to walk instead. It’s definitely worth it.

All in all, cloud watching is a great hobby. Nowadays we’re far too busy with jobs, chores, and commitments. We rarely take the time to stop and look at the clouds. The good news is that it’s never too late.

So what do you think? Is the cloud a monkey? Or is it a king?


  1. 💡 AWESOME
    i love cloud watching :mrgreen:

  2. I see a running rabbit 🙂

  3. Hi,
    Is there a name for cloud watching?

  4. 😎 The sky was perfect yesterday july 4th, 09 in NYC! I spent all day watching clouds. I specially enjoyed the afternoon because the sky looked like pink cotton candy. mmmmm

  5. I was lying in my hammock today watching the clouds, could life get any better?

  6. I never thought cloud watching was a hobby,I will try not to miss out on other simple pleasures in life! I do se :mrgreen: a rabbit . .Nice! 😉

  7. That pic looks like a boat. 😯

  8. Today i saw a cowboy with a gun in his hand whilst riding a horse trying to catch a bull!!! ➡ 😯

  9. i started enjoying cloud watching since i was little.Am now a grandmother and recently discovered that there is a site on internet

  10. Hey…this is a wonderful website buddy and an informative post!!! i am new here and i found this site very interesting and informative ,, you are a professional blogger i think i have a great interest in such things…thank you for the post buddy and keep on posting nice stuff like this 🙂
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  11. 🙂 ilove cloud watching!!!

  12. i see a pig on a skateboard with an afro as his hairdo. thanks so much for this information. i’ve been going through this phase lately where i’ve truely appreciated nature. now i’m sure that this new hobby will make this phase never go away! 😆

  13. I once saw a cloud that looked exactlly like captain hook. I wish I would have snapped a picture of it.

  14. Susmi Elizabeth Jacob says

    Heyy i never thought that cloud watching is a hobby….but i’m interested in that..i have a picture taken by myself-cloud forms a perfect square and seems like the door of heaven!!!

  15. Nice to see respectable websites like this on the internet with good informative content. It’s like a breath of fresh air an quite the opposite of many other sites with cynical and depressing content. Finally, I found a site with constructive positive content.

  16. I had never think that cloud watching is a hobby but really i enjoy it from my childhood its a amusing thing .

  17. A magical hobby which should be encouraged.

  18. Cloud watching is not terribly funny because its getting bloody crazy out there!

  19. Jackie Liu says

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  20. OMgosh – I used to “cloud watch” since I was a littler girl, 😉 Today, I saw some of the most incredible formations (of course it’s all perspective) yet some just were sooo right on. I wondered if clouds tell other things? Just sayin…. As Jesus said, “Look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.” Thank you for this blog, glad to know there are other “cw’s” out there!

  21. Good to know about this cloud watching hobby. I for sure did not know about it.

  22. i used to watch clouds a lot wen i was a child in my home town, but dint knw tat its a good hobby. it used to free my mind.. since im leavin in city, its been hard to find time fr it.. so i hav thout of doing this frm nw by findin some time:)

  23. I saw a dragon. Cloud watching perfect for daydreams

  24. O.o

  25. Funny I just saw this, my friend’s band released a song that describes cloud watching perfectly! It’s like a time capsule that takes be back to childhood. It’s simply called “Clouds”. Give it a listen if you want at

  26. I think this cloud is a dragon

  27. JC (Not Jesus Christ) says

    Wait cloud watching is free??! I haven’t looked at the sky once in twenty years

  28. I went cloud watching and a bird flew overhead and shit in my eye. SCREW THIS.



  30. I thought maybe I am the only cloud crazy person on earth!Nice to know I am not alone.
    I love watching white clouds floating in the deep blue skies and especially in the Rosy glow of sunset!

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