Thursday, 23 July 2009

Monsal sunsets

The 'season' is coming to an end now. We get about a six week window where we can drive up to Monsal head and sit and watch the sunsets. We've also gone to Curbar gap one night to watch it. We can JUST make it to Monsal head to catch the last rays now, but the sun is retreating, now the solstice has passed, and sets around nine o'clock.
It usually sets between those trees on the horizon, but as you can see, it's moving to the East more now.

The final rays peep through the small cloud bank.

These colours are lovely to the naked eye, but I've not done too badly to capture as close as I can with a lens.
The limestone tors above Monsal dale also go a deep shade of red.
Not much left now.

THIS cloud certainly has a silver lining tonight.

....and it's goodnight from him.......

While we were watching the sunset, we caught a good look at this kestrel, hovering with something in mind for supper
A crimson glow to say goodnight by.

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