The sky was a beautifully gentle rose gold when I headed out to photograph the dawn on the morning of day 69 of 365 Days Wild.
Unfortunately I missed the sunrise itself because I’d left my phone – and so my camera – at home. Of all the things to have forgotten, that is the one thing I can’t really do without on a morning out and about. Typically, it was one of the few times when I hadn’t been taking photos all the way around to my favourite viewing spot, so I hadn’t even realised that I didn’t have it until I was on the lane, ready to snap some pictures of the dawn. What followed was a mad dash home to get it, followed by a mad dash back out again to catch some of the dawn sky, at least.
One positive element of the whole episode – it definitely woke me up!
After watching the dawn, I headed into the meadow where I spent some time enjoying the morning light on the seedheads and the few flowers still in bloom.
It was so magical that I half expected fairies and pixies to emerge.
I then made my way down through the meadow to the pond, where some of the Purple Loosestrife that I helped to plant back in May is now coming into flower.
It was such a beautiful sight that I spent the next hour or so sat on the bank with my sketch pad and pencil crayons in order to catch the view.
It was a perfect way in which to pass the first few hours of the day.