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This evening's sky

Let me say, these pictures just do not do justice to the view from my bedroom window this evening. Going upstairs to close the curtains I was delighted to see Venus in the West - click the pics to get a better view - as bright as a headlight in the beautifully clear sky. With the window open wide - there was not a breath of wind - I tried in vain to keep two bats in sight as they swooped silently back and forth - it was impossible, they were way too fast.

By the time the camera was set up the light had started to go and the colours to fade.

It has been lovely to see the sun again today. Glorious!


  1. Hello L,
    Isn't it wonderful to have sunshine and Spring bursting into life.
    Your post made me go goosey!
    Also, have you been watching the divine Prof. Brian Cox?

  2. Lovely Lesley, clear sky, bright star. We were in St Ives on Friday, could not believe the difference a couple of weeks makes to the amount of people! Love your little canvas in the last post. jane x

  3. You have captured the mood of the evening beautifully.

  4. This is beautiful Lesley....and can you beleive i am still working on that ham...i think it might finally be over...

    thanks for taking the time to stop by Farmhouse..always good to see you, my friend


  5. So peaceful, Lesley, really beautiful shots

  6. Lovely shot, just lovely. I should think that bats would be just about impossible to "catch" by camera, but wouldn't it be lovely if you could?

  7. Lovely view from your window. Perfect colours for a painting. :-) xo

  8. I left a comment on your other blog - and then found this one!! Very pleased to meet you Lesley and it is indeed a small world. Can't wait to see your work in Sunny South Yorkshire. xx

  9. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone. We have sun again today! A brisk, chill wind as well, but can't complain. Bye for now, Lesley

  10. Thanks Val - it really was a wonderful evening!

  11. I love the second photo and your sea paintings are incredible! Thanks for all your happy postings on my blog too. x

  12. Great photos! It has been lovely, bit chilly today but nice again tomorrow i think!! x

  13. Helen and Noelle, thanks for visiting - it's lovely to hear from you both. x

  14. The sky is great just now, especially when it has been sunny all day then still has that crisp coolness at night - very refreshing!

    Thanks for the comments Lesley, I wish time would fly a little bit quicker, especially as everyone thinks I look as if I'm about to have Jnr now!! (although I'm told I look 'normal' from behind)


  15. Lesley, It looks gorgeous and it is so nice to enjoy this fine sunny weather. You should paint some of the sunsets, you capture the sea so well.
    Thanks for visiting me, the snakehead fritillary does grow wild. The famous Oxford meadow which I must go and see one year.

  16. Lovely oopen sky - I imagine you get some gorgeous cloudscapes there, as well as bright stars!

    Lets hope the ash doesn't come and cover it!!

  17. Hey, Lesley! Thank you for your nice photos :) When I go to the village house out of the city, sometimes I can observe there beautiful starry sky, Milky Way, and the Venus, too. Have a good weekend!

  18. May the weekend bring more views like these Lesley.... absolutely magical, what a wonderful world x :0)

  19. Hi Lynn, those last few weeks are the hardest (if my memory serves me well)!

    Milly and Gilly (I just had to put you together) it seems as if we can expect at least one spectacular sunset, thanks to the cloud of volcanic ash.

    Kapibara - yes, the night sky is revealed in all its glory away from the city and light pollution.

    Anne - hear, hear, you are so right.

    Have a lovely weekend everyone.

  20. Gorgeous views Lesley. Very We have had some lovely weather lately too. Pity about the volcanic ash though. I think that is supposed to bring rain.


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