Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Welcoming the Light

'As the day lengthens, the cold strengthens' my parents were fond of saying of the early days of the year.  I am more than happy to trade a bit of colder weather for brighter mornings and evenings.
Although we're not yet even a month past the solstice, the days are already slowly lengthening, most noticeably  in the evenings when there's still an afterglow of light in the sky as I'm leaving work. At least that's the case when it's not raining, but the past week has been so wet, dull and dreary that it was impossible to tell.

I finished work earlier today and got home in time to go on a dog walk up the road to the shore.
The sun was already starting its descent and it was a race to get to the coast in time to see it sink
below the horizon.

As the sun disappeared behind the houses, shops and factories of town, a lonesome fishing boat returned to port.

The mudflats were deserted, save for a symphony  of feeding birds.

We turned for home, my quest for light satisfied.


  1. Lovely photos. I envy you being out and about in the daylight - even if it is fading!!
    I'll be glad when the days have lengthened a little more and I am not leaving the house and returning later, both in darkness.
    Roll on springtime!

  2. Gorgeous photos, I love the shot of the mudflats!

  3. Yes, I agree, there is something about these early days of the new year that is special - those few extra minutes of light every day are so noticeable. And I too would be happy to have colder weather in exchange!

  4. What beautiful photographs, you are lucky you managed to catch the setting sun. Xxx

  5. I love the longer days too, even if it is only a few moments more each day. Your images are beautiful, and thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!


  6. I love the soft light in these photos M. Isn't it just the perfect time to be out with a camera? You have done justice to the beauty of that place. Lovely.


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