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.
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
Trees in their skeleton majesty and in the grip of winter stand firm against cold winds, frosts and driving rain to reflect
Even birds of the air and the estuary know it’s a time for stillness
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
Reflections, beauty and stillness after sunset in cool January evening light
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