Last night, we were rewarded with a wonderful Treshnish sunset. I had been at a meeting at Ulva ferry school and when it finished, the light on Loch Tuath was pinky golden, quite beautiful. I had to drop someone off on the way home, and the first photograph here is the sun behind his house. I quickly drove home so I did’t miss the actual sun set.
I was just in time. As I turned in at the road end, the sun was just above the horizon and by the time I had got into the garden it was sinking fast. It is always a surprise how quickly it sinks once it starts!
There was no one at home when I walked through the house to the garden and out into the field. Farmer and Daughter had taken the dogs down to the shore. The light down there must have been wonderful, the Thrift is in full flower, and everything feels so fresh. I stood in the quiet and enjoyed the Rothko sunset, from the edge of the field looking down. It was magical. Even after 20 years of sunsets like this, I am surprised and moved.
It was a beautiful end to a lovely summer (albeit cold summer) day. Yesterday was Day 3 of the #30 DaysWild Challenge and we had had a beautiful walk along the raised beaches at Haunn, looking for an elusive fern which we didn’t find though we did find an unusual waterfall! Through the night I kept waking and looking out of our north facing bedroom windows. The colours in the sky did not fade until about 5am. It barely got dark.
As we move towards midsummer, in less than 3 weeks time, the sun will set further up the Isle of Coll each day, as if trying to reach the Cairns (of Coll) before it is too late, and it starts setting back down towards Tiree.
I may be biased but to me a Treshnish sunset is not to be forgotten, so magical. It is always good to see guests out in the gardens or in the field enjoying it too.