30 Days Wild : 21

Day 21

Day 21 of 30 Days Wild and it is mid-summer’s day.

I don’t quite live in the land of the midnight sun but it is sufficiently far North here to be able to enjoy a degree of light throughout the night at this time of year. I have lived here for nine years and every year have promised myself an overnight photo outing at the Solstice, to capture the sun going down and then rising again. I know just the spot. However, every year without fail, no matter how great the weather in the run up to the Solstice, the actual event is shrouded in cloud or mist or actual rain.

This year is no exception to the pattern except for the fact that we have had generally rotten weather for weeks on end and still await Spring, let alone Summer. We had two good days this month so far.

Raindrops

So, what do you do when the sun fails to appear  for worshipping at the Solstice? Why, you simply have to celebrate the rain instead!

Little drops of water,
little grains of sand,
make the mighty ocean
and the beauteous land.

 

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Little Over The Water, disappearing into the mist (note that the iris are now blooming in significant numbers over there –  me, I have two!)

It is sort of mizzling, with very poor visibility. It feels still but is actually windy enough to make taking sharp photographs quite challenging. I took the camera out to see if I could take some enchanting photographs of droplets on grasses, the sun being entirely absent today.

iris #3 about to bloom. Do you think that the buds resemble lobster claws? I do

Iris #3 about to bloom. Do you think that the buds resemble lobster claws? I do

Droplets on Silverweed

Droplets on Silverweed

More of today’s raindrops

  • Raindrops on grass – enchanting enough?

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Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

It has been bugging me

It has been bugging me

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Recent movements of the: Two Snails

On yer bike!

On yer bike!

We have invested in a pair of folding bikes that can be carried in nessa’s luggage space.… Continue reading On yer bike!

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Home from Melle, we set about cleaning the van in preparation for going out again. At the moment we are hoping to go out for at least one night every week in continuing efforts to break the cats in (or down!) Mr Snail was cleaning the bathroom. Although we haven’t used the shower we had… Continue reading Van Nessa : Her Leak

One Comment

  1. spinninggill
    June 22, 2015
    Reply

    Beautiful photos. 🙂

    (My irises aren’t flowering yet.)

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