Living on a mountain, my eyes are directed as often to the skies as they are to ground level.
Clouds fascinate me — and I’m not alone — as the wonderful Cloud Appreciation Society website shows.
I especially love it when massive cloud banks like this one, snagged on the mountain range, are lit by a sunset still existing somewhere over the horizon, but gone from here.
My place is almost dark, yet up there in the skyworld the clouds see further, chase the glow and capture it as a very special solar lighting effect.
Yet I have to keep my eyes on the ground as well. The constant surpises in nature here range from the sublime to the minute.
This almost translucent little beauty emerged to stand, solitary, simple and fragile, in the midst of the whole ‘lawn’ beside the house.
Two days later it is still there and still solo. To me it seems brave and hopeful, but then I’m a romantic.