Thursday Special: Twilight

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the sky has been a solid shade of steely grey, with only a glimmer of light

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bringing relief, soon to be replaced by charcoal clouds scudding across the sky and spits of rain splattering onto the skylight.

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So tonight it was a relief to sit and watch the sky turn pink as the sun slid below the horizon.

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As winter draws near we in the northern hemisphere greedily consume every light ray that comes our way. Although some of us may prefer to hibernate until spring.

For more twilights visit Paula.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. beetleypete says:

    Interesting and imposing skies indeed, Jude.
    For a change, we have been spared most of the wet weather lashing the west of the country. Sunny mornings, cold winds, and colder nights. The log burner was lit for the first time this season last night, and there is talk of freezing temperatures after Monday.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      We haven’t had the extreme wet weather that seemed to affect the Exeter area. Often the wind and rain hit us first and then pass by. It’s really just been a bit too grey for me. We haven’t lit the woodburner yet – maybe now’s the time!

  2. Paula says:

    I love your wording with these comforting images, Jude. Really enjoyed this post. What a treat! Thank you 🙂

  3. tms says:

    Lovely pictures, and I think I like the last one best – for me, the visibly not-quite-untouched landscape – the fence – adds another layer of meaning. (I hope I got the words right. Describing pictures can be difficult.)

    1. Paula says:

      I agree with you Tobias!

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Yep, I’d rather hibernate, or better still fly south 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      South is a good idea, if only we didn’t have to go SO far south to find the warmth. I really loathe flying now.

  5. restlessjo says:

    Your first Cornish winter, Jude! Hope it’s a good one. 🙂 We had a glorious sunrise this morning, but I know you don’t see many of them.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Grey, grey, grey at the moment Jo. Although a couple of pink sunsets recently, including this one.

  6. Joanne Sisco says:

    We’ve been getting a lot of grey and rainy skies lately too.
    … but that’s ok. I don’t mind – yet. It’s still preferable to shoveling.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am hoping that living here means no more snow shovelling.

  7. Sue says:

    Great skies, Jude…. I’ve woken to grey again today, but apparently the sun will play hide and seek with the clouds late morning until early afternoon!

  8. Chillbrook says:

    Wonderful skies! 🙂

  9. Tish Farrell says:

    The Sky Painter does get around. The Edge, Cornwall – such striking works.

  10. I do love a twilight sky! We had a fantastic one here a couple of nights ago where the sky was pink from side to side, turning to a deep purple – no photographic evidence unfortunately.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I can see it though…

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