I nearly missed it last night and when I did notice the sky colour, I was so absorbed in the tiny scattered pink clouds looking like a Measles rash on the rich dark blue, I almost forgot to get the camera out of its soft pouch.

I watch the sun go down most nights of the week, whether it be Summer, Winter, Autumn or Spring.

It reminds me of how small and insignificant I am in the whole of Mother Earth.   It communicates a richness and vastness and embodies me with the  beauty we live in, be it in my southern hemisphere (or to the north).

Last night I was absorbed in the TV daily news, something I rarely watch as, day by day, month by month,  year by year, I am horrified by the way mankind treats his fellow man.   I worry about the state of the planet and the toxic waste which mankind continue to spew out.

The only thing that keeps my thoughts muffled is the beauty I see on nature documentaries and fellow nature lover’s web sites.

…..and of course, my own Balcony Garden and Avian visitors.

But getting back to the sky……..

I stopped posting in my Sunrise, Sunset (and Clouds that come in Between) blog as my view of the setting sun is now being gradually covered by the new building construction across the road.   But if you enjoy looking at the sky colour as the sun goes down, feel free to swap over to the link of my old Sunset/Cloud Blog for a scroll down of the lovely colour we Melbournians receive regularly.

Last night the wooden framework made an interesting silhouette and I managed to capture a few rather weak images as the light quickly disappeared from sight.

If only I’d looked up and gone out onto my balcony earlier.

Somehow my photos didn’t quite capture the interesting cloud cover as it was, but here it is anyway.

Note: the images in this post are hand-held so may not be as sharp in focus as they would have, had I used my tripod.


……here’s a few more shots of the sky, late afternoon to dusk, the 17th October.   Not as spectacular as Melbourne’s sunsets usually are, but I like looking at the sky as the light fades anyway.   There does need to be clouds to capture the colours for the most part.

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  1. I like the pastels in a sky — the lavenders, pinks, and so on — but the yellow/blue/gray/silver combinations can be just as lovely, and sometimes dramatic. You’ve captured some nice ones here.

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    1. Thanks Eliza. I’ve always been pretty lucky with views and home locations, so maybe there’s some other option to catching the sunset close to home. I admit I’m reluctant to walk along the river path having had 6 days in hospital a few weeks ago and then, another 2 days in hospital 10 days ago too. For once in my life, I’m not feeling too adventurous outdoors.
      Was thrilled to see a little New Holland Honeyeater land on the balcony fence about 6.30pm this afternoon, but it flew away before I could pick the camera up. I even had the lens cap off and the zoom at the approximate length to catch a bird on my balcony (to save time in case of a sighting). Maybe that was the same one that flew inside my lounge room and landed on the window sill back in June?

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