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Winter sunrise ~ a hill dwellers perspective

January 13, 2012

Winter Sunrise - a hill dwellers perspectiveThere are many days on the top of our hill that we are engulfed in low cloud. Sometimes the damp air seeps through every crook and cranny of our house seemingly endlessly, so that in the end we resort to lighting the fire to dry it out.

Winter Sunrise - a hill dwellers perspectiveMy memories of August 2011 are waking up, hoping that I would jump out of bed, draw back the curtains and see the sun rising above the canopy of my favourite tree, but sadly it was not to be, yet another day of damp cloud.

Winter Sunrise - a hill dwellers perspectiveIn the colder, winter months however, the roles can be reversed and we are blessed with spectacular sunrises whilst the valley below is blanketed with freezing fog.

Winter Sunrise - a hill dwellers perspectiveAs we drive down the ‘horrible hill’ on the school run we see islands poking through the mist, the sky lit up with a myriad of colour, the views so spectacular that even the children stop chattering and gasp.

Winter Sunrise - a hill dwellers perspectiveMornings like today make up for all those dull summer days. Mornings like today make living and gardening in an exposed elevated spot so worthwhile. Mornings like today can make my soul swell with happiness that we live on such a beautiful planet.

Winter Sunrise - a hill dwellers perspective