Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Thanking Clouds In Earnest

Ah, Summer. 

I love the Summer, but I think we had ours last week. A frantic five days of insane temperatures and humidity (for the UK, that is), and now we're back to wind and rain. Tho obviously, as the season dictates, the rain is lovely and warm. 

Here's some pics. (Give 'em a click for a closer view, it's worth it.)

And yes, new stories to follow soon, honest. 


A lovely view along Norton Common in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. I used to live near here a few years back, and I don't think the sky has changed much since. Still, I'm loving the daisies. 


In fact, it turned very heavy and brooding as I wandered around town, peaking in this shot above one of the town's many churches. Not the prettiest edifice, to be sure. But a lovely contrast to the boiling sky. 


Better weather a few days later as I headed into Norfolk to see my good buds Zoe and Roses. I forget where this windmill is, but it posed beautifully, and didn't wave its arms about too much. It could have done with a lick of paint, mind, but I was on a schedule and didn't want to be late for dinner. 


Several months ago, I posted some nice shots of the red-leafed Virginia Creeper on Zoe's house. Between seasons, it returns to this. Not as beautiful, but very striking, especially against the red brickwork. Remember the triffids? 


I have a bit of a thing for wind turbines. I know a lot of folk don't, and perhaps I wouldn't want one on my doorstep, but they make for nice photographic subjects. 


This is the magnificent front elevation of Ely Cathedral. I spend a lot of time there these days with the frankly gorgeous Lisa; an evening walk round the town is something very special, especially with my beloved for company. I'd like to thank the clouds for their cooperation. 


Tick-Tock goes the Cathedral clock. A portion of the front elevation. The long lens did its job. 


The Octagon Tower at the rear of the Cathedral. It's really quite something, but sadly I'm too, erm, "muscular and manly"* to climb the tiny wee staircase to take in the view from its roof. 

[ * Not a euphemism for "fat". No way. *looks shifty* ]


The Cathedral does have a habit of looming from certain angles. This may be one of them. Beautiful, nonetheless. 


Closer to home, the River Ouse. The skies were having to chase me to keep up, mind. 


A slice of England. Enough said. 


To finish, perhaps nature's finest gentle creature, the humble cow. It's the eyes, I think? This one chewed cud contemplatively as I snapped it from the car. Just stood there. As soon as I pulled away, it returned to breakdancing. 

I'll get a shot of that next time.  


Indigo

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17 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    aaahhhhhhhhhhhhh a distraction I perceive.................

    The red popper is a stunner... I am a fan of the wind turbines, not least for their statuesque presence; though it must be said that the older version has, perhaps, more charm and receives less criticism. (Was it somewhere around Hunstanton perchance?)

    Good to see you surface for air.... YAM xx

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    1. Namaste, Yam! I know what you mean about windmills, and honestly it never occurred to me that I was putting the old next to the new. It took a more finely-tuned mind than my full-of-holes one to spot it. And thanks, I'm glad you liked the roses. I went back to take a few more pics there, but sadly their moment had passed. But next year, yes? Indigo x

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  2. These are gorgeous. It kills me that you don't set up some kind of showing. Here a lot of coffee houses do a monthly rotation of local artists' work and take a small percentage of the sales. Bet you could find a place to display over there. It's that good, Indy. It really is.

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    1. Hey Jayne! Bless you, it's a lovely thought, and a very flattering one. I think I'll be bold and look into it, too! So, thank you as ever =) Indigo x

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  3. The clouds are spectacular! As for the creeping vines on the wall... I love that kind of stuff! Eerily beautiful.

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    1. Hey Paula! I find it more fascinating than beautiful, but yes, I'm with you. I put it up here, so it must appeal to me. But weird, for sure. Hi to Chuck and Henry! Indigo x

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  4. As always, your photos are wonderful. And your commentary is very entertaining :) Hope you're enjoying the summer so far.

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    1. Hey Jenny! Yep, loving it, thanks! Indigo x

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  5. I love wind turbines.

    Dave tells me that although they look lazy as they turn, they are actually travelling at over 90 miles an hour.

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    1. 90 MPH? Wowsers!

      Hey Roses! I prefer to think of them as lazy =) Indigo x

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  6. These are all very powerful images. Strong composition, lots of contrast, and the pops of color are spectacular. And then you close with that sweet cow. Very cool. But wait. Who's this Lisa? Am I the last to hear of her? Sounds lovely, by the way. Glad to hear from you again.

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    1. Hey Nancy! I'm semi-back, but super-busy as the summer progresses. I'll post more soon! Indigo x

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  7. Wow! These photos are ABSOLUTELY incredible!

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    1. Hola Mia! Thanks, they were fun to gather. Hope all's well with you =) Indigo x

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  8. THE LAST TWO... MY FAVORITES......

    AMAZING!!!!!!

    I would love to have the second to last framed... it is STUNNING!

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    1. Well, I'll see what I can do about that... =D

      And thank you!

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  9. Beautiful photos as always, Indigo. Dang those clouds over Ely Cathedral, they are especially stellar.

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