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Mist and seagulls

I wake to stars still shining above me. Night blue sky gradually lightens with the coming dawn. The tide-line is invisible, hidden by a sea of mist. The headlands seems layered behind each other, timidly peeking out from foggy skirts. Trails of low cloud dance around me. I scramble across rocks damp from the sea-haar, avoiding the bright-green seaweed that tangles underfoot. The world is fast disappearing under the blanket of white. Walking through the edge of the incoming waves, I am surrounded by muffled sounds. A seagull launches himself into the sky, disappearing into obscurity. Slowly the sun shines through, brightening the gloom. The veil lifts – light is revealed.

misty port wiliam

N.B Haar is a word used for sea mist or sea fog. It’s used in the midlands and north of England and in Scotland.

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Stars and lights

Outside the darkness has closed in. The stars arc above us, shining out in the bowl of the sky. Bright lights in the black. Inside the preparations for the feast are underway. Christmas decorations nestle down in their box, tucked up for another year. The crib sits in centre place, the wise men moving closer with each day. Tomorrow they will arrive, ready to worship. A pleasant hour spent painting a new mug for Epiphany. It sits, pride of place, on the kitchen worktop, ready for the Christening. The chalk is ready and waiting to bless the house, and the star-lights are strung out. Tomorrow, all shall be revealed.

epiphany mug

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host! Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars! Psalm 148:3

If you want to know more about celebrating Epiphany, please see my other blog here.