Day twenty-three of the 30 day photography challenge – patterns

I like the patterns found in nature and this one in particular appealed to me – it’s blue skies and sunshine, clouds, and aeroplane trails from the Red Arrows!  If you look carefully at the bottom right hand corner you’ll see a couple of flags from the grandstands – one of them a chequered flag and the other a Union flag (we were sitting amongst lots of other McLaren/Jenson Button/Lewis Hamilton fans that day).  If you look even closer, you’ll see that the bright white swirl in the middle of the picture is in actual fact five Red Arrows – but I just love the pattern of the clouds in this picture.  And it reminds me of English summers…

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Day twelve of the 30 day photography challenge – sunset

One of the things I love about living in an upstairs maisonette is that we have a beautiful view from the big bay window in our lounge – because we’re upstairs mostly what we see are a few chimneys and lots of trees.  It also means that in the evenings we get a beautiful view of the sunset, and although we saw some spectacular sunsets while we were travelling, there’s something rather special about English sunsets.  This picture was taken shortly after a downpour had given us a beautiful rainbow which then dispersed, leaving us with pretty pinks and blues:

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