Autumn Days

The clocks have skipped back over to Greenwich Mean Time.

Starlings and Goldfinches bickering over berries.
Starlings and Goldfinches bickering over berries.

This weekend, before the nights began closing in in earnest and after a night of hammering rain, the clearest calmest last evening of sunshine impelled me and The Boy to get out to watch the light on the sea.

Flaring winter sun.
Flaring winter sun.

I haven’t been very eager to get out walking of late.  The birds are mostly deserting us for warmer places and the coast is eerily quiet without the kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills.  The guano stains will be there for a few more storms I think but the air is certainly fresher than it was in August.

Patriotic flowers.  And PURPLE!
Patriotic flowers. And PURPLE!

And there is the odd bit of Scottish Wildlife:

Chomp, chomp.  Ouch!
Chomp, chomp. Ouch!

But this evening it was so still…

Moonrise.
Moonrise.

I don’t know whether it’s down to geography but evening walks along these cliffs often have us stopping out into the gloaming with a huge moon rising over the sea.  My amateur attempts (and camera) hardly do it justice but time seems to stop here.  The moonlight competing with the last of the sunlight behind the hills casts a spell, each blurry moment punctuated only by the lugubrious wash of waves over rocks.

Pensive.
Pensive.

Saucer-eyed, we see a gigantic moon singing over the waves.

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Eyes slowly adjusting to the light once the sun had set the moon was dazzling-bright and sparkled on the sea.  Not that I can show you…

Moonshine!
Moonshine!

And I mustn’t forget to tell you: the sea foam had a message…

Big Love from the North Sea!
Big Love from the North Sea!
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He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.

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