Monday, 27 August 2012

and ice cream castles in the air

well it can only be Joni to listen to with this one - click below and chill out

these shots were taken last week in West Kirby walking around the marine lake.  Feels like walking on water along the little path with the lake on one side and the River Dee on the other.
Hilbre Island and Little Eye in the estuary.
The Welsh hills and the Irish Sea in the distance.
You can see Great Orme if you squint.
The tide was out.

and suddenly the sun started to sink and these amazing clouds appeared from nowhere
and as we walked further round the path they started to look like a child's painting folded in half to make a butterfly's wing - so stunning
I know - too many came the cry - but it was just so incredible standing there with the light and patterns changing so quickly.

These are the very railings I've taken sunset pictures from for all of my life - trying to catch that certain rosy glow over Hilbre.
Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way
from Both Sides Now by Joni Michell, from Clouds, 1969


  1. BEAUTIFUL photographs. Thanks for the memories, though the ice cream is remembered more fondly than those treacherous tides. Were we really rescued by a tractor?

  2. Yes we were - and also told off in no uncertain terms as reckless teenagers ignoring the oncoming tide on our hike back from Hilbre!!
    And those Totty's ices were legendary - not found the like since ...