Tue, 22 December 2015 From Light to Dark

It’s the shortest day, and these long, wet winter nights can be trying. So I treasure the moments (especially if they are brief) when the murk lifts and light wins through.

Weakly lit

Earlier today the weak midwinter sun lit up a flower in a bouquet enough to offer solace after another stormy night.

Telephone Pole Dot

There’s also been rolling torrential rain. In true Irish fashion there can be a splendid burst of sun quite soon afterwards.

I like how the low solstice sun tops the telephone pole so it’s a giant ‘i’, and how the clouds look like a diving beast trying to devour the blue…

Solstice evening

And as the long midwinter evening settles in after a quick day, the rooks gather to share their news under a nearly-full moon.

Write a Comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Quote

    “Being a real writer means being able to do the work on a bad day.” — Norman Mailer

  • Publications

    Slideshow time!
  • Pages


  • Tweets

    Facebook Twitter Flickr
    Google+ LinkedIn Tumblr
  • Recent Comments

  • Latest Flickr Images

    www.flickr.com
    Splinister's items Go to Splinister's photostream
  • Tags

  •  

    November 2017
    M T W T F S S
    « Oct    
     12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    27282930