There are lot of things I love about Omaha: all of the wonderful places I can take my kids (zoo, children's museum), the variety of restaurants and movie theaters and retail outlets. but more than anything, I think I love the sky here. Every day I am amazed at the beauty of the clouds, and the sunset and the scope of the sky here. I drive around, waiting, searching, holding my breath for the next hill, when the city will unfold before me and the view will be unbroken by trees or houses. It never fails to move me.
The most remarkable thing, the single factor that gives the sky here its beauty, are the clouds. I have never seen clouds like these with such a regularity. Even when it is overcast, the sky has ripples and depth and interest:
But on sunny days, on sunny days the sky looks painted. You know the perfect little puffy clouds that every child draws next to the smiling sun and the square house with four windows? We have those clouds every day here. It is really amazing.
This afternoon at the park
These pictures don't capture the scope of the sky (because they were taken on my camera phone) -but literally in every direction, as far as you can see, are equal size, equally spaced, little perfect puffy clouds. It is truly spectacular.
I can't wait for the day I find that perfect house on the hill, with unobstructed views of the sky.