Pools of Grey

1st February 2020 Weekend Challenge Grey‘ (Gray)

“Grey is the colour of intellect, knowledge and wisdom. It is perceived as classic, refined, dignified, and conservative. Grey is a perfect neutral that lives between the extremes of black and white.” ~ Unknown

This weekend over on GC and my site Weekly Prompts our weekend challenge is our monthly colour challenge.

This month I decided to stay clear of the romantic colours that one normally associates with February, and I went for the complete opposite; I chose Grey. 

I don’t know about you, but whenever I search online for an image of water, the images always appear to be blue or turquoise, and it’s exactly the same with picture postcards the colours are constantly enhanced. Not so mine, the waters are as grey and murky as they come!

The New Lake A Grey dayMy first offering is the largest of my field ponds, it used to be a gentle stream, these days it could be described as a small grey lake.

My second offering is a twenty-second clip of the River Wharfe, a river that flows past a favourite restaurant. After parking my car next to the river bank (that was brave of me), and before entering the restaurant, I took a closer look at the water. As I watched, I became mesmerised by the sight and sound of the flow as the grey river sped on its way.

The Grey Tarn

Pictured here under a canopy of heavy grey cloud with not a glimpse of blue in sight is my final grey offering. This view of a local lake is a favourite of mine and where I enjoy taking leisurely walks along the pathways.

And then the sun shines, and before you know it, the clouds disappear and the sky becomes a beautiful shade of blue, and the world looks totally different!The Blue Tarn Tarn

© Sue W-nansfarm.net 2020. Weekend Challenge GREY from Weekly Prompts


25 thoughts on “Pools of Grey

  1. Isn’t it strange how some days are just various shades of grey? Then a little bit of sun and a hint of blue sky and everything goes glorious colour. People are the same too, including myself. Great thought provoking prompt, Sue.

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    1. I agree, Trev. I’ve never understood why the ‘winter blues’ doesn’t become winter greys, makes far more visual sense. Thank you for your lovely comments.

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Sue, your photos are fabulous. I could sit alongside the River Wharfe for hours just watching it and listening to it. Very calming to me. Adding the last sunshine photo is the perfect ending for this prompt. I love the contrast. Nicely done.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  3. Candice~Marie

    I enjoyed your post this morning ~ The first thing I did when I looked out my window when I woke up was say to myself, oh another gray day I’ll wait until tomorrow to take photos. I think you’ve inspired me to change my mind and do it today AND tomorrow! 🤭🌞😸

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  4. Your grey photos are beautiful! And the video of flowing waters was so mesmerizing and calming! 🙂

    I think grey is beautiful! A relative of silver! Grey often gets a bad rap…but it can be elegant. 🙂 And it helps us appreciate all of the other colours more! 🙂

    I often think a grey day is telling us “slow down, take a breather, look inward, pause and ponder, etc.” It can be a positive day! 🙂

    Okay, I’ll take my merry-sunshineyness and go now! Ha! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  5. PS…After reading Ivor’s Grey Post, I was reminded…rain comes from grey! And rain is most often good, so YAY, grey-day!!! 😀
    Because of the grey-day we get the blue and yellow and other color days!!! YAY!!! 🙂
    Okay…I really am going now! 😉
    PS…Just love this post you posted!

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    1. I would not want to be anything other than British, I don’t envy any other person nor do I envy another country.
      And as I said to Carolyn, we need the grey and bleak days to fully appreciate the blue skies when they appear. Thank you, Peter. 🌞🌝

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  6. I think grey days are calming.

    Today, it is grey here, what a treat after two searing hot days (43 and 41), with nary a cloud to hide that dreadful sun!


    1. Oh my goodness that is so hot. You must be so relieved to have had a little respite from the heat.

      Talking of the intense heat has reminded me of December 2018 when Brian (L Bob) told me he was beginning to find the heat too much and was dreading February. So I’m assuming this is the hottest time of the year in Australia, though I realise you are experiencing freak heat right now.


  7. It’s amazing how many shades of grey there are (and shades of black as well; I did not know that until I was in a restaurant in New York City). I love that first picture with the dog exploring the bank and no doubt enjoying a good walk.

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    1. I agree, more shades than we know what to do with!
      Woody loves his walks but especially when he’s off the leash and walking around our fields, but we tend to limit his field walks to the ones that are empty of sheep and cattle. Thank you, Lisa.

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