Let me tell you…

…about they sky I saw today.

It was blue. The kind of blue you can only get in Africa. With the sun beating down on your unprotected head, sharing it’s heat and danger alike. making things grow, and wilting them at the same time. Dragging every bit of moisture from the earth. To be stored for use later.

blue skies

This picture just to show you the shade of blue – not taken today. I could not find that shade on a colour chart.

It was limitless.

It looked as if I could touch it.

Not a speck of cloud, or a vapour trail.

A few birds and butterflies in flight.

If you stared at it long enough, it gave you a kind of vertigo.

It made you feel tiny in comparison to the vastness above you.

There was no descernible points to tell you where the sky starts. No beginning. No end.

Just this wide expanse of brilliant colour that hurts your eyes of you look at it too long.

To just call it blue is a bit of a misnomer.

It was the blue of summer. The blue of Africa. The blue of my country.

Blue skies – another perfect day in Africa.

 

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10 comments on “Let me tell you…

  1. I wanted to take a picture on the way home again today. There really wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

    Testing out your music knowledge…
    “Mr blue sky please tell us why
    You had to hide away for so long
    Where did we go wrong?
    Hey there Mr blue
    We’re so pleased to be with you
    Look around see what you do
    Everybody smiles at you” πŸ˜‰

    • Admittedly, I Googled it πŸ˜‰
      how on earth do you know ELO? they’re way before you time!
      brilliant band though, and this song is seriously cool πŸ˜‰

      • That’s cheating! πŸ˜›
        There’s a lot of music that I know which is way before my time. They actually did make good music back then πŸ˜‰ And this is one of my all time favourite songs

      • You’re right – they did make great music back in the days of vinyl πŸ˜‰
        And what’s Google for if you’re not going to use it?

  2. The blue of the HIghveld sky is hard to beat, but we had beautiful blue sky here in Florida, today. Such a lovely change from the grey heavy skies of New Jersey. πŸ™‚

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