Gill McGrath© today.January 28.rain~
I wasn’t looking for the sun. I wasn’t expecting to see it at all because of the thick grey cloud which had been clinging tightly to the spot where it usually arrives on time; the bit I keep my eye on. A strange brown light suddenly filled the room. Outside the air looked orange. Grabbing the camera I ran up stairs to find the sun. No sun; I had missed it, but its red trail was disappearing swiftly behind the fir tree across the way and leaving a strong orange glow in the air between here and there. Through the window on the opposite side I could see it throwing a wide ribbon of bright orange light all over the fields at the end of the road; lancing the roof tops, lighting up the windows, dancing through the tops of trees, sprinkling its dust on anything in its wake; orange, bright as fire glow; for two minutes. This is the best I could do before it suddenly ran out of breath, switched off…….
Gill January 27 4.35pm
~ the sky. the field. from the gate.
~the kitchen.violets.on the window ledge.
~the sky. cows in the meadow.over there~
~ hear. in the kitchen.violets whispering ~
Gill McGrath© today.January 27
Is this any old rubbish flung by someone round here?
Or was it all whipped along in the air
by the wind…
caught by chance on the wire?
Or has each thing been placed here with considerable care…
turned now into something quite precious…
Gill McGrath© today. location: edge of wood. site specific.
the sunset casting shadows of trees on a window
aconites sitting under the trees ~
softened. three sheep. three wood posts~
what a surprise!
Gill McGrath© description of taking the photo. January 26 8.30am
it is a temporary thing
the rubbish stays a bit longer
Gill McGrath © January 25
touch the rose for summer
where we walk
Gill McGrath 8.15 am January 25 diary
Ah yes the shopping! I thought I would walk over to the field along a thicket covered road which cuts away towards the sun. I suddenly found this happening by the field gate. First shot!
Gill McGrath© 8.00am
and so it rose a little more…..
How far the horizon from here I do not know!
Couldn’t resist catching the old blackberry grabbing the light. The peach light under the sun and thorns is an old paper bag looking like a piece of crushed satin right now!
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Back home now, in the garden and over the fence, the sun had followed me…..
Gill McGrath© 8.26 am
Along the road a tree was silently catching its own bit of orange ~~~~.
Just then the van rolled up with the groceries. Shopping! Oh yes, that stuff I had ordered on the internet last night; nearly forgot!~ Best way to shop!!!
Gill McGrath© 8.27 am
Gill McGrath© today January 23