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Holding winter at bay

November 16, 2009

I’ve been considering the on-coming winter a lot lately. The last week or two has been beautiful. Sunny all day and warm (well, except for this weekend, which is about what you expect at this time of year). And it looks like it will continue for a bit.

I am storing all this sun for darker days. In that spirit, I went out this afternoon and took some photos. The sun was setting, the light was nice, and I forgot to increase the pixel size on Hubby’s camera. So what you get is a series of lovely pictures that you probably shouldn’t enlarge. They’re a wee bit pixelated. Apologies for that.

This November light has a quality to it that I think I have never appreciated before. It’s been dry this month, unusually so, and the opportunity to appreciate the bare landscape hasn’t escaped me, as it usually does. The light is so low in the sky right now that everything appears backlit, almost all the time. How did I never notice this before?
2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah Hunt permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:51 am

    Light, like you I find the light in my life so precious. It is the motivation for so many tasks least of which is resting, reflecting and burrowing deep into feathery comfort. Alas, this time year brings on the rush of the day…I am so aware of my time, of sunrise, sunset and twilight…twilight the hopeful moment where I try and stretch out the last minutes of my dog walk believing in light. There are now candles in our windows, little lanterns that remind me to stop and stare…We damp down the stove, and watch it glow…we slow down, we sit, we rest next to each other, we sink, we watch little tiny flames and embers, and finally in the dark we reach for each other hands.

  2. Andrea permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:37 pm

    I love the image of you and your sweetie watching the fire, holding hands. How else to get through the dark?

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