Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Now the Day is Over


Well it didn’t last long, what with it being the shortest day. But it is behind us now things will get better.

On Sunday I watched the sunset, no big deal I suppose, it sank very quickly; I took this series of photos in less than 10 minutes, but it wasn’t the rate of decent that captivated me it was how the sun rolled along the skyline, from left to right.

Sun going down-1

note the trees silhouetted  against the sun in the first shot

Sun going down 2-1

within minutes it was clear of the trees.

Sun going down 5-1


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

4 thoughts on “Now the Day is Over

  1. I would imagine the sun at noon is quite low in the south at your latitude. Astronomical phenomena are fascinating. One thinks of “sunsets” in a rather generic way as the sun going straight down behind the horizon, yet at this time of year one can actually see that the sun sets along a rather steep diagonal, as your pictures clearly demonstrate. Beautiful!

  2. Such beautiful golden clouds – I think the sun always leaves with such beautiful colors because it wants to make sure we keep it in mind while it’s away!

  3. I notice the change in where the sun rises and sets–much farther north in mid-summer and much farther south now–but I’ve never noticed that slick diagonal! Good job. If I get to see the sun set in the next few weeks, always an iffy proposition once the winter blanket settles over us, I’ll watch for it.

  4. I also watched the sunset and the colours where wonderful but it just did not match your photos.

    I also watched the lunar eclipse from my bedroom window. Wonderful as the sky was so clear.

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