13 Oct 2014

Dramatic Skies at Dusk

Having been stuck indoors with a bug for a couple of days, I had quite the case of cabin fever.  As soon as I felt well enough one late afternoon last week, I grabbed my camera and we bundled ourselves into the car in the direction of the countryside.  We were greeted by the open skies gradually turning darker both with the setting of the sun and the ever-growing rainclouds.  As we drove over the brow of a long, steep hill, we were surprised by and in total awe of some of the most beautiful and dramatic beams of sunlight bursting through the deep blue clouds, highlighting the hills on the horizon.



We parked as quickly as we could, for I knew this beauty would be short-lived.  I ran through a gate and up a path to the rocky summit of the hill and we watched (and photographed) the changing colours from peachy pink through to pale yellow, which travelled across the sky.

The wind whipped at our faces and my ears stung from the cold, but it really didn't bother me as what I was witnessing was so magical.  As is usually the case whenever I go out into the country, the rain suddenly poured down in sheets and once again we had to run back to the car.

I really treasure moments like these, albeit fleeting.  I'm so glad I brought my camera so that I can share the wonder of it with you, but also so I can remember it in years to come.

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  1. Dramatic skies are worth getting a little wet for.
    There's a window in our apartment block, that has a really lovely view of the sky and we get some of the best dramatic skies, I need to pop out there every now and then to take some photos, the other days it was a perfect pink colour!

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    1. Oh that sounds so perfect. I live at the top of a hill so get good view so long as I'm prepared to get on top of my desk and stick my head out of the attic window (I have definitely done this a lot) x

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  2. Stunning scenery and beautiful photos! I can imagine the moment must've been magical.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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    1. Thank you :) It really was a lovely moment x

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  3. Beautiful pictures, you live near such stunning scenery xx

    Under Blue Lights

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    1. Thanks! I feel so very lucky to have it so nearby x

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  4. Oh my gosh, these photos are absolutely beautiful!!!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  5. Oh, wow, beautiful photos (popped over from hollandsreverie).....can I ask...is this up in Derbyshire?? Just the sight of those rocks made me pang with homesickness....off to explore more of your blog....do let me know (I kind of need to know!)....[am *not* a strange stalker-y person, read my 'About me' and you'll understand my insistence!)

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    1. Hahaha, it's ok, that's a perfectly ok question to ask. It is actually pretty much on the border between South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, so good spot! x

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  6. Gorgeous Photos Anya, the beautiful North
    Rosie
    x
    www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au

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  7. Such a great moment to capture, hope your feeling better!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, feeling much better now x

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