today! and now on the bus I realise how those little moments when I have paid attention over the last few days and not recorded will drift away. So obvious .. But at the time thse moments did make a difference .. They remind me to look up and just look at our world .. All under the same sky Last few days? Probably more like last few weeks .. So for my own records then
One morning , in the car and heading to work . This is about the mist and the rising sun ..soft soft apricot, the gentle warm colour of the morning sun then I turned around the corner down the slight hill and the field has disappeared under the mist .. And the mist is reflecting that sun’s pale glow . The field has this soft orangey layer too.. Soft, like the fuzz from felty skin from the fruit. Soft apricot fur has been blown over the landscape. Mellow and sumptuous.
Ok, it is right that on Friday I was not taking the longer journey by car, but just getting down to the main road, I had to question ‘what is happening?’ Is it a Sunday? There was so little traffic, had the day been declared suddenly a national holiday. (Yes, to add fuel to another debate probably happening somewhere else, we should have an autumn bank holiday)
Anyway this was a time when it is ‘good’ to drive, there was no queue, no distractions just the getting from A to B .. and because of the conditions I made B a lot further away and the journey was the thing. Because the present was the actual journey in the car, and it went so quickly, it was easy to miss (disregard) entirely what was being driven through. Because this was so unusual – no holdups, so I did continue rather than parking sooner to catch the bus, and yet. This made the Friday event the drive, because there was no time to stop and stare at anything else.
Again though if the roads were always clear, then using the bus would be more straightforward – they would keep to timetable because of the reduced number of blocked roads – more people could use them – more bus routes opened, because that would be the transport of choice and opportunity.
Getting off the point … because the journey was quick, no queues, no delays the attention did not wander, and the places passed through did just disappear, insignificant.
To take in the changing views today.
In the rush to get on and start the day, that is a bold statement, perhaps
But I did really wish for a slower journey, to be able to take in the changing view around me to be able to keep that picture in my mind for longer
So pretty today .. Misty, low sun, dark hedges, light catching on the wet grasses and leaves. Sun rays streaming filtered through the hedgerows. Contrasting clear blue sky in snatches above through the front windscreen to the dark skies with extra greened tree tops caught in glimpses in the wing mirrors. In places the landscape laid out in layers as visibility varied through the mist .
Jotting this down, on arrival helps to pull those changing pictures together , parked here on slightly higher ground and the sky clear bright and blue all around.
I do hope if you have been in one of the many queues you have been able to look generously at the surroundings today, especially after the grey wet and drizzle yesterday
Car art park … Saturday .. Timetable now on the event page here