Sunday, December 03, 2006

Walk Two Hundred and Twenty-Two - In the woods

Freezing cold. I left the house at about three, the sun was beginning to set and by the time I came out of the woods the moon had risen and was the brightest light in the sky.

120mm x 200mm pencil on cartridge


Blogger Penny said...

Looks really cold and dark, incredible that the sun sets at 3. I think the earliest ours sets even in winter is aroung 5.30 but I cant remember.

7:17 am  
Blogger Alison said...

Lovely 'branchy' lines - those short days - sometimes I miss them - walking to and from school in the dark - well it's just a few weeks til the shortest day

11:39 am  
Blogger Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Julie, the simplicity of this is beautiful. Words enhance the picture wonderfully, too. I get such a feel for your cold afternoon. Wonderful.

12:24 pm  
Blogger Hashi said...

It even looks cold. And brittle. I sometimes forget about your high latitude. Sunset at 3 pm? Wow!

4:46 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

The sunset starts at three. The actual time that it disappears behind the horizon is nearer four. Still too damned early. I wish we didn't have this so called 'daylight saving'. If they stuck to summer time I think most of us would prefer it. I don't know how you could miss it Alison - to me it's the most unbearable thing about liveing here.

5:50 pm  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I like the way you have used lines in the top half of the drawing.
Getting dark after 3 pm! Can't imagine that at all. Today here will be about 33 they say and Melbourne has a smoke haze from bushfires to the NE.

8:04 pm  
Anonymous tamsin said...

What a lovely website - came here doing a google image search for watercolours of blackbirds - didn't find one but this is so nice I will visit again. I will also suggest the idea of "a mile from home" to my children to keep them slightly busy over the summer holiday.

On the short winter days, the subject of this series of comments - one of the things I love about Britain is the variety. Coming up to Christmas it is dark before the shops shut with all their windows lit up, and going for winter walk at tea-time looking into people's houses before they draw the curtains. (Nosy, I know, but we call it just being a "curiosity thing".) In February and March you then get the days growing gradually longer until you are going home from work in daylight and know that spring is really on the way. Then June when on a clear day it is light until after ten. My sister lives in the West Indies and it always gets dark around seven - SO boring!

7:08 am  

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