In the last few weeks, the weather hasn’t given us many bright moments. A couple of times when there’s been some faint promise in the air we’ve paid a quick visit to the cottage, timed at about sunset of course. In mid-January, we found a lonely swan standing on the ice off ‘our’ lightly snow-covered place. Disturbed by our gazing it moved over to feed from the bottom of the sea.
A week ago or so on our second January visit, the snow had melted. The bare ice cover swept even further to the sea. Also that time, the sunset seemed quite plain at first.
Then some mist began forming over the open sea in the distance and little by little the clouds on the horizon were painted with delicate purple pink stripes. Thanks to my zoom lens, it made rather a pretty contrast to the bare ice in the end.