Feb 122017
 

The greater our connection to our environment the more it teaches us.  January daylight hours are short and often cold; winter’s darkness is a time for rest, rejuvenation, stillness and going within

Our January countryside is quite, tight, tucked in and still – reflective.  Low winter light varies from clear, bright & colourful to dense and grey – much like our own moods and being at this time.

Slaney Estuary, Ferrycarrig

Slaney Estuary, Ferrycarrig

Wintertime nature displays it’s structure, it’s skeleton in stark nakedness. Stillness and clear light reflect a beauty that’s invisible in the lushness of late spring and summer. Strong harsh winds clear debris, the strong and adaptable survive through natural selection to emerge, energised and eager from the sun warmed earth as day’s lengthen

Still Presence

Still Presence

Trees in their skeleton majesty and in the grip of winter stand firm against cold winds, frosts and driving rain to reflect

Reflective Slaney at Ferrigcarrig

Reflective Slaney at Ferrycarrig

Even birds of the air and the estuary know it’s a time for stillness

Bannow Bay

Bannow Bay

I see this stillness, this waiting, this reflecting all about me as I point my lens – there are lessons in nature for me, for my well-being – for all our well-being when we follow nature’s example

Wellingtonbridge

Wellingtonbridge

Reflections, beauty and stillness after sunset in cool January evening light

Reflections

Reflections

Water reflecting sky tones of amber and gold as the day ends.  All earth’s life is cyclical with periods of stillness, raging storms, reflection, anticipation and productivity – this is no different to our own lives when we’re attuned to our elements

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