Tag Archives: sky

10th December 2013 – nest

Branches stripped bare reveal its black shadow against the pale grey sky. A Spring-built, careful little bundle of sticks, moss and hope. Now it hangs abandoned, its usefulness spent, waiting for its time to come again.

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30th November 2013 – November

Autumn colours burst like fireworks against the pale blue sky. Winter sunlight casts its watery glow across her frozen landscape. She bows out with a spectacular show.

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25th November 2013 – tree

It stretches out its branches against the frosty winter sky. At the end of each, there hangs a bundle of dropping leaves; dry-brown tears mourning the end of Autumn.

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24th November 2013 – crane

Bright, metallic red, it rises above the drab concrete buildings. Framed by the grey sky, it moves to left and right, performing its allotted tasks with grace.

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19th November 2013 – dog walkers

Through the chaos of dog excitement they stroll peacefully. Wearing wellies and anoraks of all different styles, they clutch their plastic bags. Decked out for all weathers, they turn their faces to the sky. The sun is shining, today is … Continue reading

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10th November 2013 – glider

Flying low over the common, its red nose and wing tips flash in the sunshine. Its sharp silhouette cuts through the pale blue of the winter sky, bright white and beautiful.

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2nd November 2013 – storm

Rain falls like a veil across the putty-grey sky. It hits the ground in large splashes, mini craters forming within each droplet. As quickly as it arrives, it is gone, the midnight blue dusk revealing itself washed clean.

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23rd October 2013 – Footbridge

Its concrete structure towers above the busy motorway. The people seem unreal, shadow puppets silhouetted against the brightness of the sky. They pass over it like autumn leaves, insubstantial and soon forgotten.

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17th October 2013 – red sky in the morning

A shepherd’s warning. The sky is blood-red, cloud-clotted. Lit by a fiery glow, as if the gates to hell lie just beyond the horizon. Minutes pass and the fire dies down, replaced by a normal autumn grey.

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11th September 2013 – sky

It begins to darken from the horizon, like a thick, black quilt. Wispy clouds graze it with flaming orange-pink scratches. Trees are silhouetted against its fading brightness. The early autumn dusk has come to soon, a beautiful reminder that winter … Continue reading

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