Sometimes it’s not the most spectacular, vivid, bright or noisy phenomena which catch our attention.
As I looked out the window the other evening, just before the sun went down west of my field of vision, I saw this flickering colour in the clouds straight ahead.
It’s a sort of rainbow. A little scattering of the last light of the day through some prism in the clouds.
I’ve never seen this phenomenon before. The sun was a good 30 degrees to the west of where this occurred and there was no visible direct link between the position of the sun and this little shining strip of colours.
Quite subtle. It would have been easy to miss. And yet both striking and totally enthralling.
It lasted for about five minutes, then faded before the sun dropped below the horizon.
Oh, and who doesn’t like a sunset – so here’s what the setting sun looked like a few minutes later –