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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

 

14 Comments

  • Reply Jessie January 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Lovely photos Dee!

  • Reply Dee Sewell January 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks Jessie, it was a magical start to the day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Foxglove Lane January 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Smashing photos, what a beautiful spot Dee. I agree these mornings make up for the constant grey Atlantic weather, luckily we have occasional moments like you describe with your children, really magical ones:~)

  • Reply Dee Sewell January 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you Catherine – they were all taken from my phone. Sometimes wish for a 'proper' camera but then I'd have to learn how to use it!

  • Reply KL January 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Indeed beautiful place. Wow! You are lucky.

  • Reply Bridget January 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Beautifully captured images. We too have a"horrible hill" from our house, it does give scope for lovely views which change daily with the weather conditions.

  • Reply sjor January 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    this morning was super here too – nice pics x

  • Reply Dee Sewell January 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks, we do love it here. Just need reminders now and again why ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Dee Sewell January 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Thank you Bridget. Reckon there must be lots in Ireland ๐Ÿ™‚ Managed to write a car off on this one when a fox cub darted in front of me. It cuts twenty mins of a journey though so everyone takes it, despite it's heart in mouth descent!

  • Reply Dee Sewell January 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks, glad you had sunlight too. When I went back down this afternoon it was still foggy over Kilkenny. Just one of those rare days ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Margaret January 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Beautiful views, must make a lovely start to the day!

  • Reply Dee Sewell January 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    It was lovely Margaret. There have been some beautiful sunsets and sunrises these last few days, must be the cold weather ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Dee Sewell January 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Margaret I'm really sorry, I just deleted the comment you left on my new post instead of publishing it – think today's my Friday 13th :/ Thank you for your wishes x

  • Reply Dee Sewell January 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Jessie I'm so sorry I just deleted the comment you left on my new post instead of publishing it. Not my day :/ thanks so much for your wishes x

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