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Storms & Seas

  Penny Wilkes captures the colours of a stormy sea, sky and birds responses to the weather with her camera and words

Pelicans and seagulls find protection on the edges of cliffs as winds broil. Cormorants rise into the branches of pine trees and preen. A winter sea and sky toy with the colour wheel and capture a view that often defies a camera’s eye.

Paint a storm

Before the storm, the sea flaunts its personalities. During their flights of defiance against the wind, seagulls ripple on the currents like kites. They evade the force as long as possible, wielding magic in the thrust of wings. Pigeons circle in formations, catching the drafts. Subtle changes alert the birds’ radar to seek shelter before intensity could whip them from the sky.

Surreal sea and menacing clouds

The sky provides an opening. Where does it lead?

The sky plays with the sea

As the storm passes, the sky returns to calm the sea and reflect the blue. 

A seagull meeting

Seagulls ready their feathers for flight.

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Penny Wilkes,  served as a science editor, travel and nature writer and columnist. An award-winning writer and poet, she has published a collection of short stories, Seven Smooth Stones. Her published poetry collections include: Whispers from the Land, In Spite of War, and Flying Lessons. Her Blog on The Write Life features life skills, creativity, and writing:  http://penjaminswriteway.blogspot.com/ . Her photoblog is @: http://feathersandfigments.blogspot.com/

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