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A Cloudy Day – Daily Photograph

Friday 7th December was cloudy - just like it was this day in 1979

Friday 7th December was cloudy – just like it was this day in 1979

Tomorrow is the big day. My friends from school go back to school – or back to that shell where once its spirit lived.

Today was cloudy. I was unable to take the pictures that I got a day ago, and which I know so many return here to see. So I shall publish one below from Wednesday. Today it was mostly grey all the time. Since it does not start to get “light” (everything is relative here) until about half past nine in the morning, a sense of gloom has pervaded the entire day.

Strangely enough, this is not unlike Friday 7th December 1979, apart from the obvious enormous difference in the hours of “daylight” (once again everything is relative). That was also a grey day if memory serves me right. My parents insisted that I go into my old school, Don Valley High School, to return some books. I had also to be “de-registered” there before starting Monday at Adwick. It was something I wasn’t too happy about, but in those days I had not any choice in the matter.

So just as tomorrow is a day when my thoughts will be on Adwick School, so too the immediate days before Monday 10th December 1979. I can remember them as if they were yesterday! How time has flown by, and how we have all aged!

However, enough of my musing…. since it was so grey today, as you can see in the photograph above, below is a picture that I did not show on Wednesday. They say that smells bring back memories. I think the views of nature we have are rather conducive to doing the same, if only because they dispose one to contemplation.

It looks so warm.... but it's bitingly cold!

It looks so warm…. but it’s bitingly cold!

Friday 30th November – DAILY PHOTOS

Today's Lødingen is enchanting. Every day is different!

Today’s Lødingen is enchanting. Every day is different!

The sun is never really far away in the Polar Night. It lies just beneath the horizon throughout the middle part of the day.

The sun is never really far away in the Polar Night. It lies just beneath the horizon throughout the middle part of the day.

The glow of the sun beneath the horizon simply moves from one place to another. Sometimes the mountains are on fire!

The glow of the sun beneath the horizon simply moves from one place to another. Sometimes the mountains are on fire!

The Arctic Light of the Polar Night

Harstad in the Polar Night

Yesterday the sky was blood red in Harstad. The sun may not be visible in the Winter, but from about half past nine until one in the afternoon, the colours are spectacular!

We have started the Polar Night. You might think that’s all dark and depressing. You couldn’t be further from the truth.

Winter Senja

A haunting picture of the Polar Night taken from Andenes in Norway. The island you can see is Grytøya.

As we near the Solstice – which curiously enough coincides with the disuse of Adwick School, one of the top stories in this blog – it will of course continue getting a little darker. However, it is never completely dark, and every day is different.

This was the view I got treated to this morning. It’s taken from my veranda.

My place

The sun may be gone – but it is never really far away. From half past nine until one o’clock, it’s a never ending sunrise/sunset in every colour you can think of!