The leaves are taking their time to change into autumn colours but Mother Nature doesn’t disappoint we have been have some spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the last little while.
It was clear and starlit at 6am one morning last week but as so often is the case the clouds rolled in just before dawn. I headed round the base of Hambledon hill on this particular morning and just as the sun rose there was a fiery sky over Ranston Farm buildings, Shroton, but it only lasted for a very short time before the clouds rolled in for the day.
On Tuesday 23rd October the day turned out to be one of those days when the weather didn’t know quite what to do and remained fairly grey for most of the day. We had to take our car for a service into Yeovil and we came home just before sunset, the skies were quite unspectacular slightly orange but still grey but just as we got home it all altered it turned in to the best sunset I have seen for a while, it was so good it made the national newspapers the next day with some lovely images from around Dorset. In my pictures you can see the field has been just cut for silage, a really late cut but there was plenty there after recovering from the long hot summer.
Not to be outdone by the sunset, this morning 25th October was again a beautiful sight. The night was clear with the moon shining in the window but so often lately when I got up it was misty and cloudy above so I wasn’t expecting a good sunrise. I headed to the base of Hambledon Hill before dawn when I noticed the moon again so I climbed the hill and was treated to a spectacular sunrise and cloud inversion, it was something special.