Friday, 21 January 2011

I've shown sense at last

I've done it, I've finally shown sense and done the right thing. If you remember, at Christmas I had my mobile phone stolen so I couldn't take any photo's to post because my camera didn't work either.

Well, I've had what seems to me to be somewhat akin to a mental breakdown, I've taken the camera in to be fixed. God only knows how much it will cost, probably won't have a meal for a fortnight but I will be able to go out in the sun and the rain and use the camera and not a bloomin' mobile phone.

It'll keep me entertained for ages, it's something that I do enjoy and it always surprises me when I find out new things - like the moonlight can be beautiful to take photo's in, or the storm that's going on can be shown with real feeling.

And Shetland provides so much to photograph that there won't be time for dinner.

Don't get excited though, it's not back, all fixed and working just yet.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Is it spring already???

This morning, when I left at half past seven it was mild with no wind at all. It was possibly the lack of wind that made it so mild but it was really pleasant. The one thing that was a bit out of place was the fact that this mornings sky made me think that it was almost spring. A bit early for thoughts like that but it was beautiful.

Over to the east there was a gap between the top of the hills that grow right out of the shore and the clouds sitting quietly, waiting. The gap was a gorgeous blue, lighter than I expected, hinting at spring when you looked at it.

It felt like winter in your heart but I wish I had a photograph of it. Because of the lightness of it, it looked so much like spring that I had to check my diary to make sure that it really was January and not March.

Unfortunately I was right, it is still January.