In the wee small hours I lay in my bed desperately trying to get off to sleep. My brain just kept fizzing and churning, going over and over endless scraps of trivia.
Gazing up through the rooflight window above me I could see the inky dark smudges of clouds being sent skidding across the steely grey sky by the gale force wind. The eerily bright silvery light from the moon shone intermittently through the glass as the clouds obscured then uncovered its gleam.
By 1:30 a.m. I gave up trying to sleep and came downstairs to make myself tea.
I didn't bother switching on any lights but just sat curled up on the sofa in my dressing gown with a knitted throw over my lap drinking my tea and looking out at the garden. The strange silvery white quality to the moonlight made it appear that the lawn was covered in snow or ice.
I must have dozed off around 4 a.m. still on the sofa.
I am due to meet my friend this morning for a walk and coffee. I hope I can stay awake.
Living in a built-up area now, we just don't get that clear, almost pure white light from the moon that I was familiar with when I lived on a farm in the country, far from street lights.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean. Our previous house was three miles from the nearest town and its orange glow. Now we are on the edge of town but there are not many streetlights around us.Delete
I enjoy that silvery light from the full moon and quite often go outside on the nights of full moons just to enjoy it and take it in. Energy comes from the full moon. I am lucky here because I live in an area of total darkness. I am sorry you had to eventually get up in the middle of the night because you couldn't sleep. I cannot imagine anything worse.ReplyDelete
It is unusual for me. Hopefully just a one off, but at least I got to enjoy the moonlight.Delete
Whip, crack away. Sorry wrong Doris Day film.ReplyDelete
Move Over Darling...Delete
Worth the insomnia ! The other night, eight planets were lined up and could be seen from earth. I think I was a bit late looking but I did see one next to the moon. XXXXReplyDelete
It was too cloudy here unfortunately. Perhaps next time? XXXDelete
I wish I had seen them but I got the information too lateReplyDelete
Rather poetic. I hope you had a lovely walk and good coffee.ReplyDelete
The walk was cut short by a sudden squall but the coffee was excellent. Thanks Andrew.Delete
I don't suppose Lord Peregrine's snoring helped - like sleeping with a hibernating grizzly bear or a malfunctioning fridge. As Andrew said, this blogpost "sounded" quite poetic.ReplyDelete
Moonlight often has a poetic effect I find.Delete
P doesn't snore, but he does snuffle quite loudly.
Sorry for any offence my wrong assumption may have caused.Delete
I am sure you would never be offensive Mr P!Delete
You paint a great picture with your silvery light. Not so good for you the next day though. Hopefully you'll sleep tonightReplyDelete
We have our neighbours coming over for drinks this evening. Hope I don't nod off into the crisp bowl.Delete
I had the opposite problem - slept until 4 and was woken by a headache. Now if we put our sleeps together, JayCee - we would have had a nice rest! Maybe a nap later?! zzzzzzzzReplyDelete
I almost nodded off just now ...zzzzzDelete
I was down on the sofa too. Sick kitten and sick husband = worry. The midnight garden view sounded beautiful.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear about your sick loved ones. Hope things improve for them soon.Delete
Reads like the opening scenes in a novel. Are you working on one Jaycee?ReplyDelete
I don't have that much talent, Mr T.Delete
Oddly I was alerted by "skiddling" across the sky. I always though clouds 'scudded' across the sky but I have absolutely no idea why.ReplyDelete
Scudded is the proper term Graham but my brain told me to write skidding instead.Delete
We could have drunk tea together, but I did go back to bed and then overslept! Hope you enjoyed your walk.ReplyDelete
I got rained on halfway round so was forced to stop for a coffee.Delete
There is something wonderful about sitting in the dark with a hot cup looking out the window. Such a peaceful thing. Esp. since you're now an official OAP and your afternoons are free for a nap, if needed.ReplyDelete
It was quite lovely but not something I want to do on a regular basis!Delete
I have a DAB Radio by my bed, with a mono earpiece. I listen all night long to BBC Radio 4 Extra, falling in and out of sleep. I've lived like this for decades. I estimate I get about 4 hrs sleep a night.ReplyDelete
I would be wiped out with only 4 hours sleep. I need 8 hours for my brain to start firing on all (remaining) cylinders.Delete
Nice to be able to curl up and enjoy a middle of the night cuppa. If I got up then I'd start doing things, or the dog would decide it was a great excuse for a walk! Not many lights round here, and street lights at each road (that's a misnomer!) junction, are all solar powered and motion activated. On cloudless nights the stars are bright and a full moon is brilliant.ReplyDelete
I couldn't do much as my dear husband is a light sleeper with ears like a bat. Heaven forbid I should disturb his beauty sleep!Delete