The setting sun set fire to the clouds and chased the wet grey day away.
Not a great pic (a quick snap with my phone when I was very, very tired), but it records my delighted sighting of a very beautiful creature. I’d like to think that it’s a Sussex Emerald moth, but it’s probably just a Common one.
I woke yesterday morning to find the first flowers full open on this glorious self-sown poppy plant by my back door. What a treat to start the day. The colour is far from true to life, but I like the way it’s lit by the setting sun.
I had a bit of a twiddle with Wednesday’s image and made it look like an old black and white print. Of course the cars give the game away – there’s nothing vintage about them!
The old sodium street lights of my town are being replaced with white LED lamps, so the orange glow of suburban nights passes into history.
I found out on Halloween that it’s not easy taking pictures of fireworks with a handheld point and shoot camera even when you discover the “firework” setting. Still, given the technical difficulties, I’m pleased enough with this image to publish it as my Guy Fawkes Night post. I’ll try again tonight if anyone lets off fireworks near enough to my house – I need a lot more practise!