Nature

Just now

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I love this -evenings that remind me of storms past, seen years before from the top of the hill. Tonight reminds me. I’m in a different place watching, but it feels the same. I’m standing in the dark garden, meeting the edge of the storm, after a scorching hot day.  Still slow and forming, gentle, […]

Weather & clouds

Spring

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I can’t tell you how warm, fuzzy and buzzy I feel, every time Spring bursts the world into life. I honestly drift off to sleep each night dreaming of flowers, fruits and vegetables and smile when I wake up and hear the birds singing the morning in. What a great time of year.

Weather & clouds

Spring sunset

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Those Middle-Earthesque spring sunsets are upon us again … the last of the green in the hills o’ the shire before the long hot summer <sigh> …

Weather & clouds

A bit too close for comfort

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A bushfire is burning approximately 12 kilometres away as I type. It’s 20:10pm and luckily cooling down. It’s the nearest a fire has been to our farm in the 2 years that we’ve been here. I have to say, it’s not a nice feeling to get an email at work (I subscribed to CFS media […]

Weather & clouds

Misty mountains

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Far over the misty mountains cold To dungeons deep and caverns old We must away ere break of day To seek the pale enchanted gold. Tolkien          

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Orange moon

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Yesterday morning as I was letting the dogs outside at 6am, I saw the spookiest moonset. On the horizon over the sea, (in the direction of the usual summer sunset) in total darkness was a vividly orange moon peeking out of darkcloud. It was like a nightime sun or an eclipse. Then tonight, the full […]

Weather & clouds

Mystic twilight…

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I mostly expect winter to produce misty haunting twilights and eerie light, but summer can turn up a surprise or two. This was sunset on the 1st January 2006. The photos were taken less than a minute apart.

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Almost icebergs

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My favourite time of day is twilight. You know, the only time of day when the worlds of possibility and imagination seem nearest. Tonight was beautiful. February usually isn’t this rainy and cool and sunsets are usually fiery and dramatic – the hot colours of a hot day — and yet here we are on […]