13 July 2012

Looking up

“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life!
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
And tints tomorrow with prophetic ray!”
– Lord Byron, The Bride of Abydos

Little clouds in the French skies

What I like about this simple picture, taken in a French suburban town with my phone, is the calm atmosphere, the myriad of small clouds slowly drifting away, the wide spectrum of colours (except maybe some vivid red), the three or four areas structuring the photo (house, greenery, clouds and sky), and the slight mystery suggested by the closed shutters.

Full text of Byron's poem The Bride of Abydos (the quote is an excerpt on page 45)