Welcome the ‘Sky Painter’ #6

On the way home  from the hill (22:08) this silo caught my eye as it reflected the dying rays of the sun. Several bats also caught my eye, but even though they teased me all the way home by flying just above my head, capturing them with my camera was nigh on impossible. I’ll leave the bats to your imagination and keep the blurry images to myself!

OK. I know someone will ask to see the bats – there is a blurry image in the header photo. Told you they weren’t good!


  1. Dina says:

    It’s very hard to get a sharp image of a bat, Jude. An encounter with the bats outside is fine, but I had nightmare nights on duty in the clinic in Bonn. Because of the heat all doors and windows were open and they were regular visitors. Always in small groups of four or five hushing down the corridor. And back. For hours. Looking for me. To scare the wits out of me … 😉
    Next week there’s another great bat evening in Cley church. As long as I don’t have to cope with them on my own, I find them fascinating. 🙂

    Summer is gorgeous right now. Still, we’re looking forward to some rain. Norfolk hasn’t been so dry for ages.
    Hope you are doing fine.
    Hugs to you from all of us! xxxx

    1. Heyjude says:

      I probably wouldn’t like them indoors either! We have had some rain here – a couple of mizzly days and one with real rain so the lawn needs mowing again! Looking forward to more sunny days. I love this sort of summer and the temperatures here are not as hot as further up country. Mid 20s suits me fine.

    2. Pit says:

      Hi Dina,
      I didn’t know they were in Bonn, too.
      Have a good one,

  2. beetleypete says:

    Unlike Dina, I am not looking forward to any rain! 🙂
    Bats are really fast, so you did well, Jude.
    The reflection on the silo is wonderful, and makes the photo.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I imagine you are enjoying your walks without mud!

      1. beetleypete says:

        There is still mud left on Hoe Rough, if you know where to look for it. 🙂
        But yes, I am enjoying these rare dry walks, Jude. x

  3. janesmudgeegarden says:

    I love the last rays of the sun on the silo, Jude. Bats (flying foxes) aren’t so welcome here, and in places there are thousands of them. I the Botanical Gardens in Sydney they’re a serious problem.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You have huge fruit bats in Australia, these are quite cute little ones.

  4. Pit says:

    i know how difficult it is to catch anything flying above you. I keep trying to catch the vultures circling here, but to no avail – as yet.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I keep trying all the same!!

      1. Pit says:

        Me too.

  5. The blurred image is a great indication of speed though, Jude. It shows them as you saw them. I like it.

  6. Pete Hillman says:

    Gorgeous, Jude! And that bat, wow, what a shot!

  7. restlessjo says:

    Not me, Jude. I wouldn’t dream of it. 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Heehee… I bet you went and had a look.

  8. pommepal says:

    Beautiful red gold reflection Jude. That bat looks quite big. We have dozens fly over our place and haven’t managed to get a photo yet, even though I keep trying. The only time I get a photo is when they are hanging in the trees asleep,

    1. Heyjude says:

      That bat is very small PP. About the size of my hand I guess. Your fruit bats are humongous!

      1. pommepal says:

        That would be cute, ours are big, noisy and smelly…☹️

  9. I imagine getting bats in focus is a bit like me trying to get a hummingbird’s wings in focus. They are so fast! Another beautiful sunset.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I don’t think you CAN get a hummingbird’s wings in focus! But how lovely to see them.

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