Blue Sky Thinking

It’s been so dreary and grey recently, that my soul seems to skip with the tiniest glimmer of blue sky amidst the frosty clouds!

So, as we have to wait for Mother Nature to bring spring in due course, until then, we’ll have to make do with some inspirational blue skies from these photographs. Enjoy – spring is almost here!

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Beautiful Prague, captured by Tomas Dratnal

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Sunny Southern Portugal, via me 🙂

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Brela, via http://www.dalmatia.hr

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Sunny San Fran, via kakabeautyblog

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Fuerteventura skies, via me 🙂

Flocking Together

It’s gradually getting colder for us Northern Hemisphere dwellers, and the summer wardrobe is well and truly at the back of the wardrobe now.

But with the onset of autumn and winter comes all sorts of wonderful changes in nature. It’s a time for long walks, crunching through crispy leaves underfoot, with all manner of lovely golden browns, ambers and rust reds.

And it’s of course a time for birds to up-nest and head for warmer climes.

I’ve been heading to the park a lot more recently to capture all the colours and textures (more in a later post 🙂 ) but I’ve noticed so many more flocks of birds bursting out of sparse trees as the days go by. Migration season is upon us already, and as I’m constantly wrapped in jumpers and scarves, I can’t really blame them!

So, here’s a little flock of images from a handful of photographers, who’ve captured birds in all sorts of weather and motion…

Jai Maisel flock of birds

Photo copyright, Jay Maisel

 

Kim Steel - flock of birds

Photo copyright, Kim Steel

 

Arthur Morris - flock of birds

Photo copyright, Arthur Morris

 

Fabrice Geslin - flock of birds

Photo copyright, Fabrice Geslin

 

Red-billed Quelea (Quelea quelea) flock taking off at sunset

Photo copyright, via Warren Photographic

 

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Photo copyright, David Lilly

 

All beautiful shots, and all so different in the tone & feeling they convey – lovely to behold in person, but just as lovely to appreciate in a photograph …