I tend to associate sunset with being in other countries and sunrise with being in the UK. Obviously the sun rises and sets over the whole world but I think perhaps I just appreciate the sunset more when I’m travelling or on holiday, rather than working indoors or running around as I normally am in London.
These photos were taken in the Cotswolds. It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I can remember witnessing. The sky was alight; starting off bright and fiery before switching to blue and lilac, mist rolling over the hills. It made me think of both Led Zeppelin and Elgar; two British originals and heroes of mine for whom mountains and countryside were a recurring theme. As it started to get darker and colder there was a strange, dreamlike quality. Haze slowly descended over the hills laid out below us and it felt like we were standing on top of the world.
I’ve always appreciated clouds and mists like this; there’s something about the constant shifting and transient nature which just makes me appreciate the impermanence of everything – and the importance of appreciating each singular moment as it passes by.
9 thoughts on “Misty Mountains”
Soooo beautiful picttures!!!! I love that area, as I told you I live very close to it. Led Zeppelin is one of my favorite bands, too, and Robert Plant studied in the town I live! So he is known by the people there, cause he always shows up at pubs. But I never saw him up to now :( The sunset you showed is amazing! The mountains, the nature… it will take me some time to go back to there, but seeing it here makes me miss it so much more… :( have to control my tears (no joke). I miss it so much! Thanks for showing the beloved and amazing landscape “to me” again…
It is so beautiful, looks so peaceful and your photos are gorgeous. I don’t live far from the Cotswolds, and after seeing your adventure, makes me want to take a long stroll!
It’s such a beautiful area! x
Gorgeous pictures :)
You know, I had never really thought about it like that, and you’re so right. Sunset, at home, is really never noticed. We don’t often take the time to appreciate the beauty in it, since we’re more than likely busying ourselves with day to day happenings.
Your photographs are beautiful! Really captured the peace that comes with that time of the evening.
Thank you Gemma! Yes it’s strange isn’t it, there have been so many thousands of sunsets in my lifetime and probably under 50 of them are memorable to me.
i love the photos, stunning! i’ve always liked misty weather, it just makes everything seem so different and maybe even mysterious. and it can be harder to appreciate things like sunsets in the place you live in when they’re just something that happens every day, but then when you actually take the time to look around you, you realize that where you live is beautiful, too. or at least that’s how i find it, haha. also, on another note, if you actually want to, i’d love to meet up in london sometime i’m visiting! :-) xx
Thank you Laura! And yes, let’s totally meet up! Let me know when you are next in London. :)