February is most definitely winter and when the sun shines it is most welcome. And what’s more after a few days without rain the drier winter air gives rise to some dramatic winter sunsets.
Recently as I walked home at dusk the intense orange glow as the sun went down lit up my road as if the street was on fire. It was quite stunning.
The other uplifting sight at this time of year is the clumps of snowdrops heralding the beginning of another cycle of the horticultural year. Hooray!
12 thoughts on “Sunsets and Snowdrops”
Well, aren’t those skies quite something? And I think our snowdrops and aconites are on the cusp of being past their best. On to crocus time, apparently.
Yes, I have seen a few yellow crocuses breaking through too.
This is Their Week. They’ll be over all too soon – but daffodils are on their way.
I love a good sunset, and yippee for the snowdrops, Agnes!
Winter flowers are just so precious.
You are the third English blogger to mention the snowdrops in recent weeks. Hooray! Your spring is on the way.
Meanwhile, as I read this, we have an intense summer thunderstorm rolling in. I smelt it on the way before the clouds signalled. Now we have the thundering and lightning, “very, very, frightening”.
Ahh, an energetic thunderstorm would see my mother retreat to a cupboard in the centre of the house. It was a hangover from hiding under the stairs as a child during the bombing raids of WW Two. Her family lived in St Albans not far from the de Havilland’s and Handley Page aircraft factories obvious targets for the Luftwaffe.
Perfectly understandable. I’m sure I would have done the same with her experience.