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.

 

30DaysWild 21 (14 of 14)

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?

30DAYSWILD_ID1 black

Recently, at the: Crooked House

In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

December Reflections 1: Star

December Reflections 1: Star

Taking part in Susannah Conway’s series of December Reflections prompts. Mainly my responses will be in my other blog, Scattered Thoughts, but sometimes they will fit better here. On other days, such as today, we may fit in a post in both blogs. … Continue readingDecember Reflections 1: Star

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

second test

post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

One Comment

  1. spinninggill
    June 22, 2015
    Reply

    Beautiful photos. 🙂

    (My irises aren’t flowering yet.)

I enjoy reading your comments, please pass the time of day

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.