In perfect light

Yesterday evening while walking over to the Co-Op shop on the far side of The Mystery from us, the clouds covering the setting sun drifted away and for a few minutes there was perfect light. The kind of light photographers and film makers treasure, the intense brightness of the sun just before it dips below the horizon.

I had my camera with me, as always, and captured some of the light as it shone on the wildflowers.

You might have seen these flowers a few weeks ago in my post about The Mystery. Well they’re still here, lighting up our late summer.

Poppies beginning to close up for the night.

Poppies beginning to close up for the night.

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A bee almost asleep on this thistle.

A bee almost asleep on this thistle.

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Allowing me to get very close.

Ragged Robin.

Ragged Robin.

Don’t know what this is.

I'll ask Sarah when she gets in.

I’ll ask Sarah when she gets in.

And so I did. It’s Sheep’s Sorrel.

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Notice the spider's web shining in the right of the picture (click to enlarge if you need to)

Notice the spider’s web shining in the right of the picture (click to enlarge if you need to)

On my way back from the shop ten minutes later The Mystery was in shadow, the moments had passed and I was glad I’d stopped for a look at the wildflowers on my way out.

Life, a sequence of present moments worth stopping for.

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