Friday, 23 January 2015

The coming storm / Rain from the Tor

Glastonbury Tor is a famous landmark on the Somerset Levels in the south-west of England.  The stepped Tor (hill) is capped with the single tower of St Michael's Tower.

The Tor was part of the backdrop of my childhood - and is also the centre of much myth relating to King Arthur, various forms of 'Earth Magic' and even has links back to very early Christianity.

Some people climb it to gain insight. Some people climb it to put them in touch with nature, and spend the whole time seeing fantasy.

I climbed it for the view.

Physics was rolling a back of cloud over there levels towards us and by the time we were back at the bottom of the hill it was raining.

The truth may seem prosaic, but it is often beautiful.

You can find more skies at Sky Watch Friday.  SM

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday 132 - Willie Wagtail

Very short of time this week - so I'll just post these shots of a Willie Wagtail at, on and around its nest for this week.

Can't help but mention how you can see the green cast in the picture from all the light being reflected from the leaves around the nest.  It only became really apparent when I looked at the pictures back at home!

I'd love to be able to some form of 'time lapse' of this bird (and its mate presumably) building this nest.  Next year maybe!

Now it's over to you!  Click the blue button and off you go.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Reflections of Silver

Silver Gulls are the default gull in my part of the world - and they out number other gulls here by hundreds to one.

Having said that, they can still look pretty good under the right circumstances!

(I can almost seen light at the end of my 'back to work' tunnel - hooray!)

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

Friday, 16 January 2015

Priddy Sky

As a kid this was one of my favourite places.  I fished here, looked for snakes and dragonflies and generally explored.  Last year I got to take my own kids there.

The world turns.

You can find more skies at Sky Watch Friday.  SM