a walk at sunset

wildlife

Tonight, the three of us took to the coast.

The days are shortening, but there is no hint of the damp days and dark nights to come. We are sliding into August and the sun is still rolling up high in the sky, before falling back down into a flood of gold and amber.

BeFunky_beach.jpgHoneyed light hung across the estuary and coastline. Water, sand, wheat, shone every shade of gold in the setting sun.

BeFunky_mead.jpgOver two summer nights, we walked along Thurstaston, with its open vistas of the estuary, and Heswall shore, between a rolling golf course and the grassland of the Dee.

BeFunky_2014-07-01 21.jpgNights like these are the summers we imagine and the days we so rarely get- soft light, birdsong, warmth.

BeFunky_meadow.jpg

walkA paraglider soared overhead, silhouetting the arch across the setting sun.

sunSometimes, our hearts become entwined with a time, a person, a place. For me, the open coast, in front of a setting sun, is one of those.

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One thought on “a walk at sunset

  1. The first and fourth photos had me entranced, Tommy. You asked for my comments as an experienced blogger but I don’t think you need any help at all!! A wonderfully poetic rendering with great illustrations. I hope you attract many readers. You deserve to.

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