Today has been a strange one weather wise.
Having spent most of it outside preparing the garden for winter and listening to news of approaching Storm Ophelia, the sky suddenly darkened…
…the sun went red and a misty haze enveloped the landscape.
Apparently this was Storm Ophelia blowing Sahara sands across the region.
I’ve never experienced anything like it. From about 3pm, it began to get so dark that the security lights around the farm began to come on.
The sky gradually got hazier and took on a very African orange glow.
As time moved on the heavens cleared and the most wonderful sunset emerged.
It was the closest sight I have ever seen to that of an African sunset in Britain…the sun set the sky ablaze, clearing clouds in its wake and giving the night an eerie glow.
It was an event that made me stop in my tracks and take some time out to appreciate mother nature and watch the sun set…in today’s world, it doesn’t happen enough.