Red sky in the morning……shepherd’s warning’!
Over the past year we’ve had time to contemplate Nature in all her glory and a beautiful sunset is a sight to behold.
This is a view from my bedroom window – the sky is ablaze – awesome in the truest sense of the word.
I have been on holidays where people have gathered to applaud the sunset – in South Africa on a huge veranda overhanging a river with hippos wallowing in the water below, in Menorca where there is a bar hewn out of some rocks on the coast where you can enjoy a cocktail while you gaze out to sea and watch that golden orb sink below the horizon or in places like Norway where in November sunrise and sunset create a surreal pink glow across the snow on the mountains at 11 o’clock in the morning and 3 in the afternoon – which gives you a very small window of daylight to get your shopping done!
But the sun can be a menacing force – this is Rio – at 8.30 in the morning! already sweltering at 28 degrees
I preferred the clear cold skies over the Andes or the towns in Chile, even with their mad arrangement of electricity cables!
The UK’s climate is fast becoming more extreme but for now we can still enjoy its gentler presence and more muted skies
although they are not without their drama
Let’s hope we will soon have something to lift our spirits and that the Covid pandemic will soon be a thing of the past