Where I sit at my desk I can see the top of some shortened poplar trees, the end of a warehouse roof and sky, quite a lot of sky. Today the sky is grey, flat and heavy.
Next door to where I work they erect stage scaffolding and all sorts of removable structures for festivals and stage shows. Sometimes my view is of some enormous structure, which usually looks like a stage and I wonder who will be playing on it in the future.
This week the view was made more interesting by the introduction of this......
I rushed outside to take a couple of closer photographs. It is difficult to get a perspective on how big he was (I'm saying 'he' but it could have been a 'she'). If you look at the bottom of the photo above you can see a fence post, so that gives some indication.
Later in the day Bear moved into the sky, and then as the sun started to descend he changed colour, to blue then bright pink and finally green.
Unfortunately my little phone camera couldn't cope with the fading light and I couldn't get a photograph. He looked lovely all lit up and when I left work he had a soft green glow.
I was looking forward to seeing him when I returned to work the following day.
But he was gone.
It was strange the amount of joy that massive Bear brought to me and others at work and it is hard to explain the disappointment I felt the next day every time I looked out of the office window.