Sunday, September 11, 2016

Observing the everyday

I've been pondering this post for ages. How to get across in words what I want to say. I'm supposed to be a writer and I haven't yet worked it out, but I'm going to launch in anyway.

I cycle up the Monsal Trail three times a week. Some people might find that boring. Occasionally I do, but mostly I am either lost in thought, or I'm noticing the minute changes in the vegetation, the latest batch of wildflowers that are newly out, or the fact that the sun at 5 p.m. no longer reaches my favourite thinking spot. One week I might notice hazel nuts on the tree by one particular bench where I often stop.

Two weeks later, they're been eaten. 

There's an artist called Mick Oxley who lives in Craster on the Northumberland Coast who takes a photo of the sea and sky from his window early every morning, and tweets the picture from @SeaSkyCraster. There is no coastline showing, it's just sea and sky. 

Every morning when I switch on the iPad I delight in checking out that day's photo. It's the best thing on Twitter and I wanted to share it with you. Mick Oxley kindly gave his permission. I've taken his photographs from this last week to show you an example of the variety, day be day.

5th September 6.29 a.m.

6th September 6.20 a.m.

7th September 6.51 a.m.

8th September 6.31 a.m.

9th September 6.27 a.m.

10th September 7.45 a.m.

11th September 6.31 a.m. 

This is one week. Over the year, the variety is amazing.  And every day it's beautiful. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazing pictures - how beautiful. Jenetta