An Angel Dropped a Wing

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I’m not thrilled with this overall composition, and there were lots of little bits of things around these two items. As you know, I don’t arrange or move anything before I take a photograph. However, the juxtaposition of this golden “angel wing” (an operculum) and blue-hued clam shell was too lovely to ignore.

Flown In

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This bit of golden beauty seems to have flown right in and dropped at my feet. This was very much the effect, because the sun peeked from behind morning clouds just as the the gold caught my eye, creating the wings. Magical!

The title also refers to the fact that I have flown back home. Although the time away was spent mostly sitting beside a coal fire on a farm, sharing stories and time with family, I did get to two lovely bits of Northumberland coastline. Photos forthcoming … although most of my time walking the tideline there was spent simply resting my spirit.

Time spent with family is the best time on earth.