Walking home this afternoon I was caught in a freezing downpour.
A change of clothes and a cup of tea later, sat at my desk looking out of the window, these photos I took a few years ago came to mind.
These macro shots were taken on a similarly gloomy November afternoon, back at home in Italy. Being stuck inside because of the bad weather, I was lying on my bedroom carpet playing with the settings on my camera, and ended up with this pair of photos. I like the layers to them; the stark skeleton of the wintery trees behind the rain-spattered glass.
What an "English" post this is - the British being so famed for their endless ability to discuss the weather.
Looking out at the dank, dark afternoon, it's hard to imagine that tomorrow night I'll be headed for Cape Town, where it's currently summer, for a fortnight of fieldwork.
Wishing everyone a good couple of weeks, and hoping that the weather doesn't worsen too quickly. I'm going to try and pack, to the peaceful notes of Bert Jansch.
Bert Jansch - Rosemary Lane - Tell Me What is True Love