“How fine has the day been, how bright was the sun,
How lovely and joyful the course that he run!
Though he rose in a mist when his race he begun,
And there followed some droppings of rain:
But now the fair traveller’s come to the west,
His rays are all gold, and his beauties are best;
He paints the skies gay as he sinks to his rest,
And foretells a bright rising again.” ~ Isaac Watts.
With summer now behind us, Mother Nature has taken it upon herself to have her last hoorah of hot summer’s days and nights, which we know to expect during the months of the summer season.
During this afternoon, I noticed the temperature had reached 31 degrees Celsius, a hot day for this time of year.
But when you see the brilliant red formations of clouds in the western sky late in the day, it is so worth the unseasonal heat!
Following my previous photos of Mount Warning, The Mesmerising Mountain, I just had to add yet another magical photo to the series. How could I resist?
“Come watch with me the shaft of fire that glows In yonder West : the fair, frail palaces, The fading Alps and archipelagoes, And great cloud-continents of sunset-seas.” ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich
6 thoughts on “Autumn Sunset”
So beautiful! The colors are wonderful.
As you cool down, we’ll be warming up. I look forward to hearing all about your cooler weather when July and August roll around and I’m sweltering in the heat. 🙂
Thank you Robin! I’ll do my best with the cold stories during your summer, but I can guarantee that my ‘winter wonderland’ will be no where near as stunning as yours has been! 🙂
Beautiful red skies. Wonderful thinking about sweltering when it’s turned so ccccccold here again!
You’ll be warm again before you know it, Kathy, and probably wishing for the cooler weather again, if you’re anything like me!! 🙂
Love a sunset photo . . . would also love some of that warm weather. . .
I know that Victoria is a much cooler state that where I am, nearly in Queensland, but it’s too warm here for any autumn leaves!! I think there’s probably a plus and a minus to all weather conditions, Josie. 🙂