Thursday, 31 January 2013

Bye bye January sky

January brought 31 skies. Tints of paynes grey, burnt umber and ultramarine blue. Many shades of greys and whites, sending watery tones of drizzle, downpours and sleet. Occasionally a glimpse of brightness to come on the clearing western evening skies. February is on the doorstep. What colours will she bring?

Monday, 28 January 2013

Green hiding

Everything is bare and gloomy now. Asleep. Or Absent. But ever so gently along comes the Spring. You see (but not really see!) how the trees and flowers await the sap that is preparing to bring back life.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

From one island to another

Just a little reminder to myself that on a sunny little island in the Atlantic Ocean, the air is fresh with sea breezes, under bare-feet there is warm sand, tastes of outdoor coffees, sounds of palm tree leaves and waves washing the shoreline.

On this little island in the Atlantic Ocean, the air is cheek-reddening cold, under thick socks and boots the ground is hard and wet, noisy percussion of sleet bouncing of roof and window.

Two little islands, thousands of miles apart . . . just a little reminder to myself :)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Bursting out

Aoibheann (ey-veen) wondered how many people had passed her on her walk before she realised her coat had burst open.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

365 skies

Hello and welcome to the year to come.

First sky of 2013 is clear, bright and blue. 364 more skies to greet. Who knows the colours they will be?

365 skies to smile up at, from behind windows, through trees, over hills, touching the sea, between buildings, from sick beds, bus seats, office chairs.

365 soft sky smiles to your year!