Monday, 19 April 2010

Volcanic Ash!

Last Thursday morning, switching on the TV whilst we had our early morning "cuppa" we heard the local newsreader say "all flights out of Bristol are cancelled due to volcanic ash". OH and I looked at each other and at the same time exclaimed "volcanic ash"! However all was revealed in national news a few minutes later. Of course we are all aware now of the effects the volcanic eruption in Iceland is having and I have just heard on our late news that the disruptions are to continue in spite of there being hopes earlier today that restrictions may be lifted tomorrow. A new cloud of ash is making its way towards us.

We have been told that we are likely to see some wonderful sunsets due to the layer of volcanic dust in the atmosphere. We are fortunate that where we live we often see magnificent sunsets but they have been brighter over the last few days - this was tonights.

14 comments:

Winifred said...

That is a smasher Anne!

Maggie May said...

Really beautiful..... with the help of ash!

Nuts in May

Deb said...

oh that is beautiful Anne...

Von said...

These natural events have such a beauty and the scientists and politicians can't touh it!

Pamela said...

That's is one of the nicest sunset pictures I've ever seen Anne.

Cynthia L. H. said...

What a beautiful photo!
I hope you're not having to breathe that ash...wear a mask!
;^)

Cezar and Léia said...

wow this sunset is magnificent, congratulations dear Anne!
purrs and love
Luna and mommy Leia

Kitty said...

Wow - stunning sunset shot! x

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Lovely shot. I keep forgetting to look out of the window at sunset-time. I must do so tonight!

Mara said...

Wow, I wish I could see any sunsets like that! You are sure lucky Anne!

Denise said...

What a beautiful sunset! I hope all will be settled soon for everyone's sakes. I do remember when Mount Saint Helen's went up, we lived 800 miles south of it and we had ash dropping on us and the air was the most unearthly yellow.

Joy said...

"More than I need" no as a necklace lover that is not possible. Nice Necklaces.

Joy said...

Should I post my comment about the ash on the necklace post, LOL. You are lucky down there we have missed out on those blood red sunsets on the north west coast.

Mary said...

Someone just send me an email with a lot of photos from the ash. What a thing to have to live through. I guess the beautiful sunset is your reward for having to put up with the inconvenieces in other ways.