There have been some lovely sunsets here in the north east of Scotland over the past few weeks. The setting sun lights up the underside of the clouds and the whole world seems to turn a range of colours from fiery red, through orange, to pink, while the blue of the clear sky can take on an apricot hue.
It was like that yesterday afternoon. As I watched the orange ball of the sun sink under the horizon from Peterhead, I knew that there would be spectacular skies as I drove south-westwards, home to Hatton. And I was not disappointed. I stopped at the layby at the Longhaven Cliffs and took some pictures.
On the other side of the road the sheep were quietly grazing, lit up with a strange pink light.
Futher on I found a vantage point to capture the silhouette of the wind turbines and masts on Gallows Hill above Ardiffery farm.
Although the sky was getting darker now, I crossed my fingers and headed for Cruden Church. There was just enough light and a redness in the sky to capture the church looking mysterious, shrouded with the bare branches of the surrounding trees.