Images of the approach of dusk are as good a symbol as I can come up with today to indicate that the curtain is finally coming down on this long gruelling winter. This weekend we look forward to double digit temperatures (Celsius) that we hope will truly herald Spring.
These images were actually taken last year at the edge of our village in March as Spring arrived early. There was no such luck last night – it was raining. And although a southerly wind will blow warm air our way this weekend it will bring with it more rain and wind. But I can tolerate some rain and wind if I can feel warmer at the same time. Can’t be too greedy.
Soon these trees will be cloaked in green but I have to say that one of the pleasures of winter is seeing them stripped bare and reduced to skeletal outlines – outlines that are typical of the tree’s genus. Sadly I am not that well versed in trees to be able to name the varieties.
These images span a total of 12 minutes as the last vestiges of the sunset faded and we entered the blue hour.