Colour – The Gallery, Week 125

One of the advantages of living on a Godforsaken rock in the middle of nowhere is the view you get.  As I may have mentioned before, it was the view from the lounge window that sold us the house in the first place, almost a decade ago.

With winter well and truly upon us now, the sun rarely rises very high for several months of the year but we’re graced with sunrises like this…

A few minutes later, all change as the sun makes it over the horizon and we get this…

Five minutes after that and the sky will probably be grey all over, the clouds thickening and the day digging in to be grey and miserable.  But for the duration of the dawn, it’s a truly magical sight.  And that’s what greets me every morning.

Sure, it’s cold, windy and dark through most of the winter.  Sure, the temperature doesn’t get much into the 20s during the summer – but it doesn’t drop much below freezing over the winter, the sea’s a great insulator.

Right now, I’m looking out of the office window over a steel-grey choppy bay, the snow-covered hills blending into the grey-white sky in across the water.  But tomorrow morning I’ll see that sunrise again.

Now.  Other people, far more talented and with better cameras, have all joined in with The Gallery.  So go take a look.

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