Elke’s blog http://elkement.wordpress.com/ is brilliant. If you don’t mind having brain ache after you’ve read it but at the same time learned so much about physics, life, the universe and everything, then have a look, it’s ace.
Anyway Elke is always very appreciative of Mike A’s lovely photographs that I post of my surrounding environment but has unfortunately been given the impression that the weather is always nice here, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Sticking out into the prevailing winds of the Atlantic as we do the weather can often be a little lively shall we say. Trees don’t really grow too well here, so you get the idea.
Of course those of you who are photographers will know that doing justice to high winds, rain, grey and gloom in a photo is pretty difficult, and most people don’t bother trying.
In a place where there are few trees it’s even more difficult – there’s nothing to indicate the strength of the wind. However in the interests of science I did venture out with my friend Ian and bravely stood out in unbelievably strong winds next to the only other thing that gives you some idea of the stormy conditions, the sea. I did, however, wait for a break in the rain!
Elke, this weather wasn’t actually too bad, after all we did go out! But I hope it gives you just a little insight and persuades you that the pretty photos I post on my blog are only part of the story 🙂