Thursday, 7 August 2008

7 minutes of sky





July 8th 2008, 8.08pm to 8.15pm (click to enlarge)

A month ago I took pictures of the fast changing sky for seven minutes, these are just a few of them. It was like having a whole month of skies fly by in one ad break. Sky is all I seem to show you these days, but not being out much and not being on the internet either means sky is pretty much the best thing I see each day (not today, day 3 of grey skies and floods).

You probably guessed I've not been well. It takes a lot to stop me blogging. Still not ready to do regular posts but I thought I should update a bit, it's been over 2 weeks. One great piece of news is that my neighbour has asked me to plan her garden for her. When it is done I will be able to enjoy it too so I'm choosing plants for year round interest and going for lots of scents and varied foliage. It feels great to be able to apply my mind to something creative even though I can't do the physical making.

I've still not visited any of you and have taken to inventing stories in my head about what you might be doing, they are all very extravagant... I imagine Susan painting huge murals everywhere, Heather be commissioned to do pinhole wallpaper for a range of exclusive (but not pretentious) boutiques, Lisa collaborating with everyone I admire (oh wait, she's doing that already!), Anna suddenly moving to an island off Indonesia that is threatened by rising seas (not unlikely). I've had these thoughts about all of you who I normally visit. I'm especially thinking of those of you with aches, pains and chronic illness, you know who you all are, I hope you've been having more good days than bad.

10 comments:

Amanda said...

Lovely photos Cally. I know what you mean about the sky - some days I do thank heavens I have the sky to watch. One thing about being ill, it can really focus your attention on the minutiae of the day, both good and bad. Don't worry about answering, just take care. Warmly,
Amanda

belvedere beads said...

i don't know what it is about this summer, but the clouds have been amazing. it seems that every afternoon something wild and dramatic starts happening up there.

miss milki said...

Sorry to hear you're so ill. It sucks! Take care of yourself and i hope you start to improve a bit soon!

Anna P. said...

Dearest Cally, greetings from the island of Manhattan. Funny you should mention Indonesia. I got TERRIBLY restless and frustrated with my city life and I thought about fleeing to Indonesia. Great minds think alike. But for now I am here in the city, working hard to rebuild my now single life after my horrible split. I work as a PA overlooking Central Park. I shuffle down and spy on the galleries to plot my not so secret plans of getting my art in with the big shots. As always I am proud of how your creativity flows into all things. You have lucky neighbors.
Best Always,

Hotter Than... said...

Sorry to hear that you've been ill. I hope that your recovery is progressing and that each day is a little easier.

Love the photos of the sky, they remin me of a series I took a few years ago during a sunrise. It was very chilly and a bit eerie but a beautiful experience.

Gina said...

I love the concept and the photos are so beautiful and different! I hope you feel better soon.

andrea tachezy said...

Wonderful photos Cally ( as always). I hope you are feeling better. We are missing you in the blog-world.

babelfish said...

Love the sky photos, hope you feel better soon...the garden planning project sounds great, can't wait to see how everything turns out. So sweet that you imagined all those things about fellow bloggers (thinking of you on this bank holiday weekend)!

angela said...

cally... i hope you're alright and everything is good, and on it's way to better.

and when a moment gets to be a bit rough, or simply feeling tired. remember these seven minutes and the skies that change with each dance of the wind...

sending you a beautiful sky...

angela.

Elisabeth Ingram said...

I love the idea, and the images from 'seven minutes of sky' - I would love to write a short short story based on this idea - is that ok?

Thanks!

lis

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