This autumn we’ve had a wonderful season of sunsets and rainbows. Each day this November has been different of course, with great arching rainbows to follow the showers or rich dramatic skies as the final celebration of a sunny day.
Fleeting rainbows of Autumn
Some mornings I watch the sun slanting far across Mounts Bay from our kitchen window as I cook breakfast for our guests. The early morning sun brings the houses of Penzance and Newlyn to life across the bay or sometimes casts a huge rainbow over St Michael’s Mount after a shower.
There is always the promise of a sunset to finish the day and this week they have had a rich red glow to finish the day. The night settles so early now over the landscape and we have started to count the days until the shortest day in this world of long winter shadows. The routine of the sea birds remains the same though for winter or summer as they thread across the skies in small flocks to the warmth and security of the sea shore to roost for the night. The other evening I dallied in the garden to take few snaps as the sunset developed, throwing the village church in Perranuthnoe into dramatic relief against the fiery sky.
I hope you enjoy my little scrapbook of the sunsets at the end of the day at Ednovean Farm.