Welcome the ‘Sky Painter’ #7

The last image this week (but probably not the last sunset you will see on here) is of St Michael’s Mount in tranquil Mount’s Bay.

Standing on the top of the hill with the sky lighting up all around is a very strange feeling. To the west, gold, orange, streaks of red, green and aquamarine. The rest of the sky has a diffused pink glow, clouds and jet trails catching the colour. A waxing gibbous moon grows brighter as the sun sinks deeper below the horizon. I wonder what our ancestors from the Neolithic Age thought of this spectacular light show.


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  1. How beautiful. We won’t be getting to Cornwall this year so your photos are a great reminder of the beauty x

    1. Heyjude says:

      That’s a shame when we are having the best weather for years!

      1. I know. There is a shortage of holiday dialysis all over the country so hubby can’t leave home this year sadly. But at least we can enjoy days out in the ☀️

        1. Heyjude says:

          Mmmm… I suppose the pressures are on facilities like that. But as you say, you can explore places closer to home in the lovely weather.

        2. And we do on wednesdays and Fridays which are his non dialysis days. We went to a wonderful village flower festival last week- I must blog my photos!!

  2. I hope they enjoyed these beautiful skies as much as we do. Your series has been stunning.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Carol – it was an exceptional couple of weeks. Not seen many like these since.

  3. beetleypete says:

    No doubt ancient people would have interpreted those colours as something to do with Gods, and been in awe of them.
    That’s a lovely peaceful scene, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      As I thought you used a trigger word which sends the comment directly to the trash (GOD) – Akismet does a good job of trapping most spam, but some irritating ones kept getting through. Sorry about that!! And yes, I agree with you, they would not have known what to make of the sky painter.

      1. beetleypete says:

        I didn’t know that was a trigger word at all. Never mind. 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          One I set myself Pete – to blacklist certain comments.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’ll have a look Pete. Maybe you used one of my trigger words!

  4. beetleypete says:

    Looks like I am in spam again.

  5. Su Leslie says:

    Beautiful Jude. Those wisps of palest floss are so lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Jet trails. I hadn’t realised just how many planes fly over the south-west tip of England. OH and I were watching them the other day and they were fairly constant. At least here they are high enough that we don’t actually hear them!

  6. Colline says:

    The colours are amazing.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The whole sky was aglow Colline. It’s a pretty good show from the hill 🙂 You broken up for the summer yet?

      1. Colline says:

        Yes, we will be moving into our second week. I have done a lot of reading 😊

        1. Heyjude says:

          And going to Paris I read! Paris France?

        2. Colline says:

          Oh yes. My family is quite excited.

        3. Heyjude says:

          It is a fabulous city. Enjoy!

    1. Heyjude says:

      You get some great skies too!

  7. bushboy says:

    Lovely pastel palette Jude 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      The rosy glow is all we are seeing at the moment Brian, but I don’t mind. Makes me appreciate the outstanding skies.

  8. janesmudgeegarden says:

    I’ve enjoyed your series of sunsets so much. Thanks for sharing them.

    1. Heyjude says:

      There will be more later in the year I am sure 🙂

  9. Tina Schell says:

    The thing I love about sunsets is how many different ways they can be beautiful. You’ve captured a very special one here

  10. The sky is so Big! Thanks for this series – it’s been such a treat to see all those sunsets.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Glad you enjoyed it Elaine. I hope there will be more to come, but at the moment we just get the golden glow followed by a peachy pink. No streaks 🙂

  11. Lignum Draco says:

    Another beautiful sunset. A lovely series of shots.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Back to plain old golden light and rosy glow now. I wonder why we get those amazing streaks some times? There has to be a scientific explanation – air temperature maybe?

      1. Lignum Draco says:

        That level of knowledge is beyond my skill set. 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Heehee… mine too 😀

  12. Jane Lurie says:

    I love the soft pastels in your landscape, Jude, along with the sliver of land at the base. The mood is lovely.

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