Thursday, 4 September 2008
The river at dusk
I went down for a walk beside the river, my special place, this evening. It must have been about 7:30 and already the lights had been switched on along the banks. All the photos will enlarge if you click on them.
It has been very windy for the last few days but tonight was much calmer so I went along to see what the reflections looked like in the evening light. The photo above is the equivalent of the sunny picture I used last Saturday.
More or less the same spot but from a different angle.
Heading back up river, I could see that the bridge lights had come on. It was becoming steadily darker.
Still just enough light, but only just.
Turning back, I could see just how much darker it had become.
Then the moon came out, the new moon. When I was a child I was always told I could have a wish on the new moon as long as I hadn't seen it through glass. I always thought that was the most ridiculous superstition because glass is a relatively new phenomenon in the world, at least in comparison with the luck giving powers of the moon which presumably would have been in existence considerably longer.
In this case I hadn't seen the moon through glass, so it was worth having a wish. Nothing to lose after all. But I can't tell you what I wished or it won't come true, will it?