11.1.14

Hurtling towards our future at 1670 kilometres per hour







Myself and the neighbours sky watch and throw our wishes for light into every short encounter. From "there's a stretch in the evenings" to "as long as it's bright" we are guilty of  the most repetitive weather conversations that can be had.

From the top of the hill you can see the sea. In ten minutes on a dark January evening you can hike up there to catch the sun set over the the coastline. It's golden and hazy tonight and everything is in hibernation mode.

Meanwhile our sun is burning fiercely, sending out solar storms and creating aurorae now visible from our northern shores. After the winter solstice a few weeks ago the earth has already started to turn in the right direction, from up here on the hill tonight I sense the tilt.

So hurtling towards our future at 1670 kilometres per hour we are surely on an amazing adventure?

At this time of the year I hold onto that.




14 comments:

  1. And what a beautiful tilt it is ~ I love holding on for the ride !
    Gorgeous shots .

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  2. Beautiful colours in these skies. And what a shame it was too overcast to catch the Northern Lights.

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  3. Hello ~ I'm not sure how I've come across your blog, but I'm so pleased that I did ...
    such lovely images ... will come back for more visits as I quite like the idea of hurtling
    along at 1670 kph with such optimism!

    Christi

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  4. I often think, as people mutter unhappily about about rushing everywhere, that they are going faster than they think. To hurtle with optimism as you are, that's the thing :)

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  5. Mother Nature at her best...I am ready for the 2014 ride ...hold tight!
    Blessings Thea xx

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  6. lovely photos. Somehow when i think that we are sitting her spinning around in a vast universe my stresses seem very little.

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  7. What a beautiful sight, incredible colours and wonderfully captured. Philippa xx

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  8. So beautiful—each photo has the artistry of a watercolor painting. Your post always bring me home to myself. Thank you, fellow pilgrim <3

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  9. That looks worth the climb to see view like that. it was amazes me that each moment is unique.
    Sarah x

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  10. Watching the skies, that is something that never is boring. What a beautiful view!

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  11. Wonderful pictures. And I love that dear little robin in your header pic too!

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  12. Catherine these are amazing shots....certainly they warm my heart and soul.

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  13. How do you bear living in such a beautiful place !!!

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