Saturday, 20 December 2014

Winter solstice, all at low ebb

Tree in winter

It's the winter solstice tomorrow - the shortest day of the year. All is at its most grey and bare, and light at its lowest ebb.

But, if there is a blank sky, the very bare nature of things has its own intricate power.  I read a writer who used the word 'scoring' to describe the way these lacy patterns stand out so finely against a winter sky; and it is an accurate phrase in this context, I think.

1 comment:

  1. Great contrast in the image.

    My late aunt, a farmer, used to say the first day of a season's weather would be a harbinger for what the rest of the season would be like.