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Sunday Sunset, 2 November 2014

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Here we are, once again… basking in the glow of another glorious sunset!

Actually, I had left the dinner on the stove to creep outside in hopes of photographing the flock of about fifty partridges grazing in the freshly sprouting wheat, but alas, quiet as I was, I was not quiet enough! Some hen sent up the alarm, and within seconds, I had a flock of skittish partridges on the move, flying low, and southwest into the sunset. But I did manage to catch this beautiful shot of our golden sun bathing the world in its warmth, the delicious afterglow to a lovely day.

Oh, and I managed to catch a flock of … some birds?… arcing overhead. Pretty!

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Returning to the front of the house, here was a panoramic shot of the fields across the road.

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You know, people stop their cars in this spot daily to capture this view. Walkers halt their dogs and pull out their cell phones to take a quick snap. Lovers pause and reflect before stealing a kiss, and I cannot blame any of them. It really is beautiful.

Here in the English countryside, we may not possess the grandeur of mountains, the drama of a rugged coastline or anything that may be termed outstanding in the classic sense. Still, there is an earthy beauty here that is unparallelled. I am truly thankful for my little slice of paradise.

Mother Hen

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  1. Love sunsets! And yours is spectacular! Named my blog site Before Sundown remember what made you smile! Working on a book, Before Sundown everyday. Peace and tranquility, blog and book, everywhere!

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