Happy 5th Blogoversary

I’ve been running this blog for five years.

The anniversary was on 2nd September and, as usual, I forgot. But because it’s five years (half a decade!), I still wanted to acknowledge it.

Here’s a picture of sunrise:

That’s a roof window, tilted horizontally.

I went from using a Fujifilm compact to Canon DSLR, to only smartphone pics. One day, I shall pick up my camera again, only I don’t know when. I’m, sort of, not in charge of the timeline here.

We Still Have Rainbows

I’ve not seen one of these for a while; it’s been either sunny without rain or raining without sun. Finally the conditions were perfect for a rainbow to make an appearance.

I’ve been feeling autumn in the air for the last few days. Summer is ending. Though what difference that makes in these times, I don’t know. Only that days are getting shorter and time for my daily walk is moving to earlier in the day. Which makes me wonder about what this new way of life is going to be like in winter, if the virus is still a threat. I think we can expect it will be.

Probably every one of you reading this has at some point uttered the phrase: this year sucks. I have too. But no piece of news was as devastating as the death of the actor Chadwick Boseman. Devastating doesn’t describe it. There is no word that can describe it. It sucks, what can I say. Everything sucks.

Rest in power, Chadwick.

Foggy

I saw fog descended so I quickly grabbed my camera to take a few shots from the window, before it got too dark.

I wished I was somewhere more romantic, like Manchester is great and all, but if you can’t capture a fog on the edge of the woods or around a haunted castle, what are you even doing with a fog?

I also happened to be watching the 2011 version of Wuthering Heights, make of it what you will. Beautiful visually but not heavy on dialogue.

The Commute

We’re right in the middle of winter, the season of short days and long nights–at least where I live. My working pattern means I get to see the rising and setting sun on my daily commute.

Sunrise photographed through the tram window, on the way to work, above. Sunset photographed from the tram window on the way home, below.

The tramline has some marvellous views in this section, inaccessible by any other means. It makes the sardine-like conditions of the rush hour much more pleasant.

Arnside, Cumbria

The following photographs have already appeared on this blog, as part of the dead and buried WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. The reason why I’m reposting them is the same as with the Albert Dock of Liverpool pictures. Arnside deserves its own post.

Arnside is a village in Cumbria, North West England, on the river Kent estuary in Morecambe Bay. It’s belongs to the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty–you can see why.

I have added the following two pics for this post:

From my trip in September 2016.