wild landscapes

On Saturday the sky was a little hazy around us, though not so much where we live. When the sun began to set I noticed that instead of the usual glare through my windows it was blood red. I know the photograph doesn’t show that too well as obviously the camera lens doesn’t see what my eye does. But it really was red. Like the odd reflection you can see in the header image. One would think it truly was the end of the world.

Sunset in Red – March 28 2020

Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.


  1. BeckyB says:

    It’s rather beautiful, maybe a sign that when this is all over the world will be a better one xx

    1. BeckyB says:

      better as in Governments are better prepared, we are all a little bit kinder and the environment has recovered slightly from our excesses xx

      1. Heyjude says:

        A nice thought, but I fear people will be more greedy than ever. Just thinking about all the panic buying and how people selfishly think only about themselves. Nature is having a breather from all our excesses though.

        1. Lovely image, Jude. I saw a very red sunrise here a couple of days ago when I went out to feed my goldfish.

  2. I’ve found that too. I see an amazing sunset but the camera refuses to capture it. Even so your photo is lovely, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I guess the lens still picked up the brightness.

  3. pommepal says:

    Beautiful but scary with all that is going on

    1. Heyjude says:

      Must have been the haze. I have seen a red sun just once before, it is very strange.

      1. pommepal says:

        That’s what it was like over here when we had the bushfires. Just been one disaster after another at the moment.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Yes, you’ve been through the wringer in the last months. What next? πŸ™„

        2. pommepal says:

          Fingers crossed the rest of the year calms down.

  4. restlessjo says:

    Not a soul in sight! You live in a great place for social distancing, Jude πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I thought you must be getting the daily post habit dusted off ready for Becky’s challenge. Have a nice day! Hope it hasn’t turned too ‘driek’. It hasn’t made it’s mind up yet here this morning.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Another gorgeous day here Jo. Even the wind has dropped. What to do though? More tulip photos and a walk around the lanes. And sow a few seeds…

      1. restlessjo says:

        Sounds very pleasant. We have rain on the way here so I’ll pop out for a breath of air. Food shopping later. Ugh! πŸ˜’πŸ’•

        1. Heyjude says:

          Do you still go to the shops? OH doesn’t, and only one person can go into the supermarket anyway.

        2. restlessjo says:

          Well, partly it’s exercise. Our nearest are 10/15 minutes walk. I went to try and get Easter cards from the newsagents and stamps from the PO but failed mission as the cashpoint was empty. Picked up a few groceries. Need to keep the little shops in business but it feels like a dangerous game these days πŸ˜’πŸ’•

        3. Heyjude says:

          Indeed. No cash in our ATMs at the moment, or at least the ones at the supermarket. Not many left elsewhere and no one wants to handle cash anyway now.

        4. restlessjo says:

          A lot of places here don’t have credit card facilities. We’re stepping back in time here, remember πŸ™‚ Tipping down now, and we’ve just had a very tasty pea and ham soup. Knorrs, of course- not mine!

        5. Heyjude says:

          Making roasted butternut squash and red pepper soup here while I have the ingredients πŸ…

        6. restlessjo says:

          And to stock the freezer πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        7. Heyjude says:

          My freezer is on the blink so I’ve been running it down! Ready to order a new one once I have had the house decorated. All on hold now.

        8. restlessjo says:

          Ah, yes- I forgot. Just thinking about taking a brolly up top and ‘Singing in the Rain’ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        9. Heyjude says:

          Why not? Amuse the neighbours πŸ˜‚

        10. restlessjo says:

          πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. Less and less polluted UK means better skies to look forward to – this is so uplifting though going down

    1. Heyjude says:

      We’re lucky that there is hardly any pollution here, the air always seems clearer, not sure what the haze was, probably just sea fog.

  6. Oh my goodness, that second photo looks like a beautiful painting.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Taken through a rather grubby window with my phone camera!

      1. Doesn’t matter. I absolutely love it!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Thank you. Are you still in your she shed?

  7. beetleypete says:

    The rapid ‘rebirth’ of nature in so short a time shows what could really be done if every country reduced its pollution output on a permanent basis. I think we wil be seeing lots of ‘new’ colours in our skies and seas, and I look forward to that.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, reduce the number of flights, make them more expensive not cheaper and return to having less seats so travel is comfortable again. And stop all those excessively huge cruise liners swamping tourist attractions like Venice.

  8. margaret21 says:

    Beautiful sky, beautiful shot. And I agree with many of the comments, especially yours about reducing flights, cruise ships etc. ….

    1. Heyjude says:

      I can’t see it happening though, corporations will be wanting to make more profits once this is over ☹️

      1. margaret21 says:

        I wish you weren’t right ….

  9. Catherine says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing more of your photographs!

  10. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    What a beautiful sunset

    1. Heyjude says:

      It was unusual.

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