As we move into the first week of November, the planet has started tilting, the seasons have started to change, leaves are falling and the sun when it appears is far lower in the sky.
Towards the sunset hours, crepuscular rays – that more or less horizontal light, streams across the valley and with clouds forming over the mountains quite often we are treated to some incredible lighting effects.
Sudden in a shaft of sunlight
Even while the dust moves
There rises the hidden laughter
Of children in the foliage
Quick now, here, now, always —
Ridiculous the waste sad time
Stretching before and after.
— T.S. Eliot
Shafts of sunlight piercing the clouds and lighting up parts of the mountainside across the valley.
Today was one of those days. Incoming rainclouds obscuring the sun and then allowing brief glimpses of the sunlight to stream through the melancholy autumn light.