Thursday, 3 September 2009
At this time of year, when there is bright sunshine at 8.00 a.m., the light falls through the east window of St Nicolas’, Great Coates onto the north wall of the chancel, and then plays with it. Amidst the dominance of the window's blues and whites, its splashes of green, yellow and red flicker as trees move close to the window making them all dance and flow like ripples of liquid light. This old photograph only hints at what it was like one morning early this week; there is hardly anything else as wonderful in the whole parish. The last few dull mornings have been quite a disappointment.