Thursday’s Special: looking at the sky over Wenlock Edge

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Is it just me, or are our skies growing more interesting in terms of light and cloud formation? I know I spend more time these days looking upwards. Behind our house on Sheinton Street the farmland rises in a series of scarps till it reaches the tree line on Wenlock Edge. Thereafter the ground falls away through hanging woodland. It is quite a drop and means we view the weather higher up somehow, always beyond a series of false horizons. The light and cloud change every minute of the day. You can lose hours simply watching.

This week Paula suggests we post portraits of one kind or another. Here, then, are some sky portraits taken over Townsend Field and Wilmore Hill. You may imagine, too, the frequent exchange that takes place between G and me as we move about the house and garden: I say. Have you seen the sky?

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22 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special: looking at the sky over Wenlock Edge

  1. Hello Tish, I think you may be right. The weather is changing more swiftly these days and skies are taking more dramatic forms. I am really enjoying looking at the scenes as described and photographed by you. And I do think they qualify as portraits 🙂 The photo that amuses me most is the low-angle one of the sky above the grass. Great work! Thank you for joining me this Thursday.

      1. 😀 I will be absent and free from blog activity from the 1st of October till the 12th, but I would love so much if you could rejoin me after my holiday, Tish. Thank you again 🙂

  2. “You can lose hours simply watching…” – yes, and wondering to where they might fly (my dream rite: to imagine I would fly with them like resting on a carpet…)
    do you know the composition NUAGES (clouds)?

  3. One after the other these are lovely. Yes! I have noted here that the sky by day are more lovely than they have ever seemed, but I’ve also noted that our night sky is so blocked by polution that we can see the stars anymore. Sad!

    I’ve correct the spelling of Wenlock … a lock is not a loch, eh? Sorry about that.

    Blog on, Tish. Well done.
    J.

    1. Glad you liked my clouds, Jamie. And yes, light pollution is quite an issue. We have a whopping street light outside the front of our house so our nights are perpetual twilights. The good side is that the birds sometimes keep singing!

  4. Is it just me, or are our skies growing more interesting in terms of light and cloud formation?

    Yes, definitely you! Too much time in front of your laptop has frazzled your eyesight – like mine, no doubt.
    Stop looking for Aliens. Nothing is likely to be coming through the clouds apart from a bit of rain or snow.

    Nice pics, all the same. 😉

    1. Oh rats, Ark. You’re telling me it’s only laptopitis? And there was me looking out for a really BIG diversion – a Jack-in-the-beanstalk sort of moment, a leg up to the stratosphere, some spaceship ducking and diving. But you say it’s not going to happen?

      Better get back to work then, and try to write a sentence or two…

  5. You have a wonderful landscape as a backdrop in Shropshire, Tish. This past week we seem to have been shrouded in a grey blanket, but when the clouds do split apart the results are lovely. We had such a nice sunrise this morning. Lovely shots, all of those. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jo. Yes there have been some glorious mornings here too, until the last couple of days. We are very lucky with our landscapes in Shropshire. It’s only a shame that various feudal potentates wish to build on most of it. – and not affordable houses of course.

      1. Of course not. 😦
        I was surprised to find you in here Tish. Whenever I follow your link back it takes me to the last post about your book so I didn’t realise you did some of the challenges too. Paula must have a different link back than I do? 🙂

      2. I don’t think I have done this challenge before, Jo. And the reason you come back to my book post is because it is sticky. Maybe I’ll unstick it. It’s a bit annoying if you want to arrive at the most recent post.

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