A Sunday smile …

These images were taken this morning, just twenty minutes apart.  Mist rises from the very damp Tyne Valley and rolls across the fields opposite our home.  A constantly changing scene, it is changing still.  Enough to raise a Sunday smile …

First snow ... First snow ... First snow ...

All I want is the best for our lives my dear
And you know my wishes are sincere
What’s to say, all the days I cannot bear

A Sunday smile, we wore it for a while
And at cemetery mile we paused and sang
A Sunday smile, we wore it for a while
And at cemetery mile we paused and sang
About a Sunday smile, and we felt clean

We burnt to the ground, left a view to admire
Buildings aside, church of white
We burnt to the ground, left a grave to admire
Hills reach for the sky, reach the church of white

This is just the sort of track Adam Curtis would use to great effect – maybe he has.


  1. LaVagabonde · December 13, 2015

    A divine sunrise. That third one…wow.

    • northumbrianlight · December 13, 2015

      Many thanks Julie – the post was just an excuse to play the Beirut video. I was reminded of it watching an average French film last night, Grand Central. It features towards the end. You might appreciate these 🙂

  2. Tina Schell · December 13, 2015

    A lovely way to start the day!

  3. littledogslaughed · December 14, 2015

    Lovely images Robin-the color is wonderful!

  4. Hanne T. Fisker · December 15, 2015

    Not entirely a bad place to live 😉 The last of the three is magical! The field almost looks like the sea in that light.

    • northumbrianlight · December 15, 2015

      Many thanks Hanne – we are very lucky living where we do (these were taken just outside the front door, in my dressing gown 😀 )

      • Hanne T. Fisker · December 15, 2015

        That just made me smile with a sound, love it! And you certainly seem to appreciate it which matters much. Stunning view for sure.

  5. Leya · December 16, 2015

    It must be lovely living so close to beauty like this.

    • northumbrianlight · December 16, 2015

      We are very lucky and we never take it for granted.

      • Leya · December 16, 2015

        Being lucky is great!

  6. restlessjo · December 19, 2015

    I wondered where you got it from, Robin. 🙂 Quirky 🙂
    For me your second shot is the star. Merry Christmas to you! Will you be at home?

    • northumbrianlight · December 19, 2015

      😀 Thanks Jo – we will be at home, not eating out as planned. I have just put up a new post explaining the sad story – we were heading for the Boatside Inn at Warden – very unfortuanately it was flooded out in the recent storms and will not open again until the New Year. Consequently chef (me) will be busy 😦 Hope your plans work out better. All the best R

  7. Malin Ellisdotter H · December 24, 2015

    Stunningly beautiful images, Robin. And a wonderful song (and vid).

    • northumbrianlight · February 12, 2016

      Many thanks Malin – apologies for the late reply – I somehow missed this – have a great weekend ❤

      • Malin Ellisdotter H · February 12, 2016

        No worries. 🙂 Have a great weekend you too.

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