One Word Sunday: Night

I do not very often get out at night, not interesting when you are in a wheelchair or scooter for transport. However my autistic son told me last week of the wonderful sunsets in the evening when he was departing for home in town. It was more a fact report than a romantic description, being an autist, but I asked him if he could perhaps just take a photo with his mobile camera for me. He said he would and when an autist has a quest, he fulfils it. The photo above is the result of his photographic attempt. I think the only photos he had taken up to then were from various musicians at concerts.

Anyhow I was impressed not only by the night sky but from his artistic attempt. I do not know if this will be a one off for me, but I did say he could take an interesting photo for me now and again.

One Word Sunday: Night

RDP Saturday: Night

Cathedral, Rochester, Nightview

A night view of Rochester cathedral in England on one of my nightly excursions.

The ideal photo for a night view would be the local vampire taking a flight, but as we all know vampires are basically shy creatures and these days they can do self service at the local blood bank. Why cause a commotion attacking people to get your blood supply when you can do it with discretion, but back to the subject, the street is not crowded with vampires at night.

To move on here we have a photo of my model cat in the front garden.

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Unfortunately you can only see his eyes that light up at night using some sort of solar cells. As it is a black cat, his body remains invisible. It does have the advantage of scaring unwanted visitors away on their nocturnal wanderings – vampires again?

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Tunnels even have night during the day, not so vampire safe as they like to take refuge in tunnels if they do not get back to their coffins in time after a night out.

Solothurn by night

And this is what happens if you are taking a night photo of the town and see a vampire, you are nervous and the camera shakes with you. Remember to take a tripod the next time.

Solothurn by night - View towards South

And here the perfect night photo. No vampires to be seen – too many illuminations, and taken from a balcony.

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And now time to go home as the night is arriving, away from the vampire threat.

RDP Saturday: Night

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Night

Cathedral, Rochester, Nightview

This is the sort of photo I got, when I put the word “night” into my collection. I came up with 40 suggestions. This photo was a surprise. I took it on a trip to London a few years ago when I visited the town of Rochester with my friend. It is situated on the river Medway about 30 miles from London. The photo shows the tower of Rochester cathedral.

The town was very much favoured by the british writer Charles Dickens, who lived near, and included the area, the county of Kent, in many of his books.

My visit was in the evening, so most of the photos I took were night photos, although to a certain extent the cathedral was illuminated.

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Night

Daily Prompt: Because the night is when you sleep or……..

Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? What’s your most productive time of day? When do you do your best work?

Somewhere in France

The view from a plane over the farm lands of France – actually it was daytime, but you can do everything with a little touch of photoshop today.

It all depends on me, my mood, my current occupation, my state of mind. What’s work?

There was a time when life required duties to be carried out and completed. A company would not wait for me to arise in the morning, I had no choice. Be there and do it were the orders of the day. This accompanied with family organisation, multi-tasking was required. Was I a night owl or early bird? I was that what life required of me. I am not going to boast about being an early morning creation. I love my bed, soaking up the confinement of the sheets, resting my weary head on a pillow and then it happens. Somewhere in a distant place a bell rings, a siren, an explosion. My brain cells begin to tick, habit forming takes over and I leave my bed for a place called work. This was in the far gone days before I became a golden oldie.

Whether I was productive at this time, I am not sure. There were times when my head began to nod at my desk, generally after lunch. Something was missing in my life, perhaps the two hours that had been stolen in the early morning hours by the sound of the alarm clock. Perhaps I should have retired to bed an hour earlier to remain fresh and awake during the daylight hours.

I should have been a vampire. They have such a quiet life, sleeping the daylight hours away in a coffin, a coma similar sleep, drifting amongst the memories of the ghouls and undead, never growing older. My teenage beauty and charm would have been preserved forever. Problems do not exist with an alarm clock, they depend on nature: the rising of the moon. Oh what a life, no need to sit in an office during the day and pass the time carrying out orders. One vampire problem is a fresh supply of blood. If you are lucky your midnight flight will take you near to a blood bank and then the problems are solved. The blood is clean and pure, all tested for some sort of human diseases which might occur. Vampires do not have an easy life today: unprotected game roaming the street in the dark hours of the night is subject to an unhealthy style of life. There might be addicts, alcohol or drugs and no self-respecting vampire wants to become high after a refreshing drink from a welcome neck. It would disturb the diurnal activity of sleep (diurnal=daylight – found it in Internet). A vampire with insomnia is an unhappy vampire. Sun rays might alight on the vampire suffering from insomnia during the day and that would be fatal. We all know the sad end of Dracula – he was stabbed in the heart, although had he suffered from a sleepless day the sun’s rays would have done their work, and his body would have become a pile of dust, swept away to the next dustbin.

However, I am not a vampire up to now. There are a few strange bats flying around in the area where I live, no reports of vampire bites or of undead walking in my garden.

There is a remark about productivity in the daily prompt title. Today I just produce a clean apartment, cooked food and a daily prompt. That is the story of my life. During the night I sleep, although there are times when a full moon appears and …….. Ask my felines, they sometimes accompany me.

Daily Prompt: Because the night is when you sleep or…..