|Sunset near Tibthorpe 9 Sept 2010|
Even as we left the car the sun was fast heading towards the horizon. The countryside here is a mixture of woodland and arable fields. We hoped that we might encounter some animals that start to make their appearances as the light fades such as Roe Deer, Fox or Badger. Unfortunately, no animals made an appearance other than the solitary dark shape of a Barn Owl passing against the setting sun. Mother Nature didn't entirely let us down, though, as the sky was a mixture of broken cloud and blue sky meaning we had another fabulous sunset over the Yorkshire Wolds.
As we approached the road to head back to the car the sun had finally set and we entered the period known as last light that really marks the change over from day to night. For me, like daybreak this time of day has a special quality. Neither night nor day, everything seems still and calm as the day specialists are settling and those that rule the night haven't yet fully roused.
With the changing season daybreak and last light become part of our normal waking hours. I will definitely take more opportunities to experience these special parts of the day in the Yorkshire Wolds countryside.