the sky is still blue even when the clouds cover it


What can you do on a cloudy October day in Chania, when the sea is the same grayish blue as the covered sky and the chill of the nearing winter starts to creep in? If you’re an ant like those small dark folks, you’ll go on gathering straws for your fungus culture (I just assume here ok?). But if you’re a tourist and don’t mind walking tens of kilometers a day, you’ll spend your day walking around the old Venetian town - all the time while keeping an eye on the sea, because that’s the reason you are here after all. Yep, even as the evening approaches the sea is still menacingly dark and the skies are still covered and bland… this dark Beaufort 7 of the house Nissos is then the one who should lighten up my day. Roasted malts with hints of figs and uh maybe even coffee, if anybody tells you Greece has only bad beers just ignore them - they truly have no clue.

The next morning in the train from Harwich to London it was beautiful to see in the morning twilight the black fields and green pastures with sheep and lambs, and here and there a hedge of thorn-bushes and a few large oak trees with dark branches and grey, moss-covered trunks. The blue twilit sky, still with a few stars, and a bank of grey clouds above the horizon. Even before the sun rose I heard a lark.
When we arrived at the last station before London the sun rose. The bank of grey clouds had disappeared and there was the sun, so simple and as big as possible, a real Easter sun.
The grass was sparkling with dew and night frost.
And yet I prefer that grey hour when we parted.

Van Gogh

i just love reading his descriptions of beautiful things he saw. it sends shivers down my spine. so, so lovely.

“Broken and Blue”
It was cold while I was shooting this timelapse, so I pulled my car up next to my camera and sat in there to keep warm. After about 10 minutes I looked back to check that my camera was still shooting. It wasn’t even there! For some reason, my first thought was, did someone sneak up behind me and steal my camera? No, I found it on the ground, knocked over by the wind I’d guess, since all the tripod legs were still fully extended.
To my amazement, the camera still worked, but the body was cracked open, and it didn’t look good. The worst part is that I pretty much just bought it, and even though it’s still under warranty, it doesn’t cover careless stupidity.
I am the worst when it comes to cameras, I try to be careful, but they’ve been dropped, stolen, left in all kinds of weather they shouldn’t be in, worn out shutters from over use, you name it! I try to be careful, but it seems I’m not careful enough.
Fun fact: The title is the name of a song by the Fembots. I think it sets the mood for how I felt on the ride home from here. I was going to post a youtube link, but I can’t find the song on there for some reason.