In the last few weeks we've almost had some truly nuclear sunsets but just as the clouds seem to be sorting themselves out for maximum effect the conditions change and the opportunity is lost. The weather is, as always, totally unpredictable.
Anyway, on this particular evening the promise really was there but although a sunset spectacular seemed to be on the cards the promise was to remain unfulfilled. Perversely the view to the east past our favourite transformer box was quite brooding and gave the appearance of some rather more extreme and malevolent weather moving slowly towards us. But it never happened.
No surprise there then.