“People observe the colours of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it's quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colours. Waxy yellows, cloud-spat blues. Murky darknesses. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them.”- Markus Zusak, from The Book Thief
Yesterday, I took photos all throughout the day. The plan was that I would end up capturing a gorgeous sunset. But, uh, nope. The mean old clouds decided to keep the sunset all to themselves.
(Sorry, clouds, you're not really mean. Just...temperamental?)
But you know, it's more accurate this way. Most days here in Ireland look just like the one I ended up capturing. It starts off all nice and blue and sunny, and then suddenly there's a big gloomy mass of gray clouds. There's usually some rain, too. And then it suddenly gets really dark, as if someone turned a light switch off.
(The last photo is kind of an exaggeration, though. My night photography just needs some improvement, because it wasn't that dark. Gosh, that would be super scary.)
I'm not complaining, though. Frosty mornings, gloomy clouds, and pitch darkness is what winter is all about.
What does the sky look like right now where you are?