I’ve talked a lot over the past few days about how over winter I am. I am just desperate for spring to come. The one thing that gives me that little bit of hope that it really will be here soon, is the light.
The days are most definitely getting longer. No more closing the curtains at 4pm and waiting until 8am for the light. It is still properly light at 5pm. It’s still pretty light at 5.30pm. And it starts to get light not long after 7 in the morning.
And accompanying most of those sunrises and sunsets (apart from the really horrible, grey, cloudy ones!) is some spectacular light. The sky turns fantastic shades of yellow, orange and pink. Sometimes it’s hard to believe the light is even real. How is it possible to have that much colour in the sky?
It’s become a habit to try and capture this light. Only on my phone, only where I’m standing. I don’t make a special effort. I hadn’t realised how much of a habit until the other day, when I said: ‘That looks like an Instagram sunset’ and took the obligatory picture on my phone.
‘For you, every sunset is an Instagram sunset,’ said my daughter.
Whoops! Out of the mouths of babes and all that.
So the beautiful light in my sunset and sunrise photos is duly added to Instagram and then, usually, the photo is deleted. It’s a moment that I want to capture, but not one that I want to keep. It’s not like a photo of a child, it’s not something you own. Capturing the light is almost a challenge, but, once caught, the challenge is over.
So I don’t have that many amazing pictures to share, but here’s some that I do – amazing or otherwise.
Linking up with The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. Pop over to see how others have interpreted the theme ‘light’.