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Sunset on Ibsley Common – Again

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

A repeated evening walk on Ibsley Common accompanied by another wonderful sunset.

Skirting the edge of the old gravel pit the view across the heather clad ridges to the old disc barrow of Robin Hood's Clump is getting distinctly less purple and the ling goes over

Skirting the edge of the old gravel pit the view across the heather clad ridges to the old disc barrow of Robin Hood’s Clump is getting distinctly less purple and the ling goes over.

The hills and woods towards Dorset are reduced to ever lightening shades of purple in the evening light

The hills and woods towards Dorset are reduced to ever lightening shades of purple in the evening light.

A sundog tries to break through, but the cirrus cloud is just a little to dense and it never really appears properly

A sundog tries to break through, but the cirrus cloud is just a little to dense and it never really appears properly.

The thick cirrus cloud make the lowering sun appear quite distorted

The thick cirrus cloud make the lowering sun appear quite distorted.

Looking across the top of the trig point near Whitefield Plantation

Looking across the top of the trig point near Whitefield Plantation.

The sunset flushes ever more red with strange shaped clouds highlighted against it

The sunset flushes ever more red with strange shaped clouds highlighted against it.

Zooming in, that strange little wisp of cloud close to the sun takes on shape and definition

Zooming in, that strange little wisp of cloud close to the sun takes on shape and definition.

I couldn't resist another as the sun sinks ever lower, that really is the most amazing colour

I couldn’t resist another as the sun sinks ever lower, that really is the most amazing colour.

A small herd of little donkeys passes me heading for their evening grazing, mother and baby stop to say hello - a little too close to photograph - and then move on. Why do donkeys always look like they're walking on tippytoes?

A small herd of little donkeys passes me heading for their evening grazing, mother and baby stop to say hello – a little too close to photograph – and then move on. Why do donkeys always look like they’re walking on tippytoes?

Just the same as last night, I can't resist passing by the little pond to see the sunset reflected in the calm, still waters

Just the same as last night, I can’t resist passing by the little pond to see the sunset reflected in the calm, still waters.

They don't stay still for long once Harry the water dog is in the vicinity!

They don’t stay still for long once Harry the water dog is in the vicinity!

The last colour in the sunset as I head back to the car with a bit of a dark walk ahead of me

The last colour in the sunset as I head back to the car with a bit of a dark walk ahead of me.


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