As I write this the jury is still out on whether the Omicron variant is making people more or less sick. However, there’s already been confirmation that this new variant is more transmissible than our old enemy Delta, sigh. With all the gloom I thought it was time for a glass-half-full blog post.
Okay, it’s winter, there’s already been a couple of nasty storms and the days are short, but, oh my, when the sky is not overcast the winter light is gorgeous as the sun rises and sets.
Add a few clouds, and there’s mystery and drama. Who can resist a slightly eerie stroll through the Old Cemetery as the sun sets whilst absolutely making sure you reach the grand, iron gates to exit before lock up.
And, when was the last time you walked down a bog-standard, terraced street transformed by a pink, mackerel sky into the dramatic backdrop for a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film.
Of course, not all winter weather is stormy. There are those surprisingly still days and, with the sunsetting as early as 3.45 in the afternoon, there’s plenty of opportunities to capture some inspirational sunset photos.
It may only have lasted for a mere five minutes or so, but the rich, fiery orange of the setting sun reflected off the low clouds was most dramatic and in a way uplifting too.
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My goodness,these are fabulous. There have been a lot of good ones lately, haven’t there?
There have indeed, something to do with winter air being cleaner and colder so I’ve been told.
Fabulous photos. Love them all. But oh my – I just got a flashback to the very short days when I lived in Leeds in December.
Here another summer rainstorm has just flashed through. The animals who were dodging bushfires at Mogo Zoo two years ago are now headed for higher ground to escape floodwaters. But apparently the rhinos are loving it 🙂
Yes, I saw on the news there was serious flooding, but also that over in Western Australia there’s problems with bush fires already.
What stunning pictures, I loved them all. You have such an eye for colour.
Thank you. It is our phones though nowadays don’t you think that allows us to capture these unexpected treats as we go about our everyday mundane activities. My phone’s always in my pocket, but it is only when I am out on a planned visit (museum or gallery) that I actually have my proper camera with me.