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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Thanks!

Thanks!

It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

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.

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

It’s always the same

Up and at ’em this morning. We planned to walk out to town via the blue route and return by the yellow. Blue route turned out to be a terrifying descent into the bottom of the valley, with no doubt a terrifying climb up into town thereafter. It was absolutely fabulous out there in the… Continue reading It’s always the same

Italian risotto kit, purchased in France and cooked and eaten in Spain with Spanish plonk. I love the EU! #wp #gastrovanners #gastrovanner #food #lunch #risotto #remain

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One Comment

  1. spinninggill
    June 22, 2015
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    Beautiful photos. 🙂

    (My irises aren’t flowering yet.)

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