Archive for November 23rd, 2012

“Weather forecast: Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.”
― George Carlin

I love those mornings when it’s not quite frosty, but it’s cold enough to give a lovely chill in the air. After the stormy weather of yesterday, there was a surprising calm across the Valley this morning. The air was quite still, the rain had stopped and the ground actually looked pretty dry.

Elsewhere, people haven’t been so lucky. In Somerset a driver has died after getting stuck in flood waters. Parts of Oxford are under water. The Gales are predicted to hit 100mph in some areas. In a country where we’re not used to that, it’s quite scary.

Nevertheless, this morning, the calm after the storm as it is, is peaceful. Yesterday, a Costa Coffee Cup flew past the car as I was driving. Here that’s serious business! There wasn’t a Costa Coffee for about fifteen miles…

There’s a certain light in the mornings when there’s raindrops on trees, that offsets them beautifully and makes it quite pretty. I managed to capture that just briefly in between trying to get the dog to pose on the steps in the freezing cold garden – and hanging out of the upstairs skylight window to capture the sunrise. The things we do for photography…

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