The Outer Limits

I have been sat too long at the keyboard again this week so I became determined to take some ‘exercise’. This is not exercise in the conventional sense as it involves playing around in the garage, my second home. To be precise I am cleaning underneath the arches, the bits of the beloved that nobody sees; this is an annual ritual.  Emerging from the garage into the light, I chanced to look up and see this cloud formation above the trees. It reminds me of The Outer Limits – to be precise Series 1, Episode 4, The Man with the Power. A man’s anger is transformed into a menacing cloud which ultimately wreaks vengeance upon the subject of his resentment. This line of cloud looks like it might become something else – like I say, I have been at the keyboard too long in recent weeks. (best to click on the image to enlarge as the tree looks very fuzzy in its compressed state).

Above the trees

It is that dead time of the year in the northern hemisphere. This morning the temperatures have risen but the rain and heavy clouds have returned. One way of alleviating the winter blues is to plan adventures for the rest of the year – I am Googling around planning three at the moment. And then, a tweet from Craig Potter announces a new Elbow video. Album #6 cannot be far behind – suddenly, there is a spring in my step:


  1. suej · January 15, 2014

    Hmm, that cloud does look a bit menacing, but then again, maybe you have been at the keyboard too long 🙂

  2. LaVagabonde · January 15, 2014

    That cloud looks kind of like a snake skeleton. Being cooped up will give one an extra imagination. I’ve been thinking of this year’s adventure’s, too. It’s funny that a strange, warm winter is more depressing than a very cold one.

    • northumbrianlight · January 15, 2014

      Yes, it’s like we have never had a winter but I guess there is time yet. Working on possible trips to Inverness, Norway and France at the moment. The only conclusion so far is that we live in a world of too many choices and over-complex pricing…..grumble grumble 😉

  3. elisaruland · January 15, 2014

    Great capture of an eerie atmosphere. Love the tune! I’m not familiar with Elbow, I’m going to check them out.

    • northumbrianlight · January 15, 2014

      Many thanks and you have a treat in store – there are many, many great tracks, their most famous being One Day Like This.

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