No, don't worry - this is not going to be yet another fashion post like the "Day & Night" one that I did back in February and which, strangely enough, still features as one of my most popular posts.
This time, it's all about the sky.
A few days ago, upon coming into the kitchen first thing in the morning, I saw this beautiful sunrise, and before I even started the kettle to make myself coffee, I went to grab the camera and take a picture:
Around the same time (not in terms of hour, obviously, but day) we had a dramatic full (?) moon again. I know I've shown moony pictures here on my blog before, but if you are anything like me, you're never bored of looking at the sky.
And, just to make this post complete, here is what the view from my kitchen window was like last Friday, at the end of September:
Soon, a lot of that green will be gone, but no matter the season or weather, I always like looking out across these gardens.
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved sunsets and sunrises, and views of the sky. When I was a kid, my bedroom window was facing West, and I often watched the sunset from there.
Have you ever heard of Caspar David Friedrich? He was a German painter (1774-1840) who is often cast aside as being overly romantic, but few have, in my opinion, managed to capture the colours and atmosphere of the sky in all its different appearances as well as he did. The above painting is from 1822, and I shamelessly nicked it from somewhere else on the internet.