This year seems to have been a really special one for sunsets at the woods. Following on from the unreal skies I posted a short while ago, we had another stunning and unexpected sunset just before Christmas.
I had actually just gone to the woods to feed the birds, and only took my little camera with me. As I hung up the last of the feeders, I thought that the light was looking quite good, so I decided to go for a little walk. The sunset was not that promising, and a bank of cloud was coming over, but I decided to wait a few minutes longer. And then the sky started to turn pink and orange.
The colour started to develop until the whole sky was scarlet. I headed down to the ponds to try and catch some reflections in the surface of the water. I was rewarded with some great colour and photos.
The colour started to turn from orange/red to magenta, pink and purple as I walked round the bottom of Betty’s Wood and up through the meadows back towards the main woods. Even as I arrived at the main clearing, there was still some pink in the sky, and I caught the last rays of the sun before heading home.
The colours were totally unreal – as if a child had some pots of bright-coloured paints and mixed them all up and threw them across the sky. Winter is a really special time of year for sunsets. What has been most interesting this year is that the best colour has been in the north-east, and not in the south-west where the sun is actually setting.
I hope you are not bored of seeing pictures of winter sunsets – I never tire of their beauty.