Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Looking up and around

I have been enjoying Ronnie's "looking up" series of photographs - taken each day and allowing her time to ponder, reflect, ruminate or meditate.  I haven't done the daily ritual involved but have spent a lot of time looking out and up over the past wee while.

The skies are just so amazing at the moment - here are a few scenes from the mountain in the past week.

A storm going through the valley below.


And the wind in the tree up here.


A sliver of a moon one dark clear night.


A sunset storm passing by below.




A very early morning cloud lake in the valley.





Somebody once told us they liked driving along our road each morning on the way to work - "a different postcard every day" and that feels about right.  The view, the valley, the air, the sky. They fill me up.

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  1. F - Great images of a great big sky and valley. B

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    1. It's a great big beautiful sky isn't it?

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    1. It is very good for the soul J - it has its own healing or caring or something...

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  3. What a spectacular skies and what a place to live! All the photos are wonderful but that wind-blown tree is just fabulous - so simple but yet full of the motion of the storm - lovely!

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    1. It's a special place Charlton/Margaret and we feel fortunate to be living here - it offers us so much beauty so often. The tree was great wasn't it? Caught the sense of wind very well!

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  4. love all these photos Fiona but 'sliver of a moon one dark clear night' is b....y brilliant!

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    1. Thanks Mo - it was tricky to catch and be still enough, but I love it!

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  5. Fabulous photos Fiona - am envious of those lovely western skies. My favourite is that tree in the wind. Speaking volumes. What a paradise we live in ..... x

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    1. It is indeed isn't it Susan - so many moments of beauty. It has taught me a lot about just stopping and looking and being...

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  6. Fiona, these photos are absolutely wonderful. Each was my favourite until I saw the next. The sliver of moon is outstanding, the tree, the clouds, the sea of mist all breathtaking. What a beautiful view you and B have!

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    1. Thanks Carol - each day has been a bit like that - I think I've seen something stunning one day, and the next there's another beautiful snippet to glimpse and try and record. For whatever reason, summer tempestuousness has created stunning vistas, each one different and equally arresting.

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  7. Susan is right, you do live in paradise... although I thought it might be Narnia..... I like the idea of looking up. Will try that later although doubt I will see anything as beautiful as these photos today in a grey and dull English winter. Still, there is something of beauty in every place we live so I'll look for it later and keep my fingers crossed!

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    1. Thanks Lesley - it looks extra special at the moment for some reason. I have enjoyed each glimpse and just love how it changes. I tend to look around and across and down more than up - the views across the valley are wonderful. You are so right, there is certainly beauty in each and every place in big and small ways I think. Go well.

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  8. I love the "postcards" you've shared with us, Fiona! It must be hard to tear yourself from the view that surrounds you : ) Though it clearly must inspire you! Enjoy...

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    1. They are like a bunch of postcards in a away aren't they!?! Gorgeous idea. We deliberately built the office on the opposite side of the house so that when work-working we don't get distracted; but when we are enjoying life the view is there through every window and doorway...go well.

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