A couple of weeks ago while out walking I took this shot as I turned towards home at about 7.15.
Half an hour later I spotted an airliner heading towards Heathrow; normally I wouldn’t take a second glance at a contrail but the light was perfect so I took this photograph.
There must have been a landing delay as the aircraft suddenly veered right, then, several minutes later, turned again and flew back in the direction it had come.
It crossed back over its own contrail and circled round before heading once more in the direction of Heathrow. Usually I dislike these intrusive man-made vapour trails but that evening the effect was quite surreal, like an abstract painting across the sky.
Love these photos, Lynne! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a plane circle like that.
Thanks Jill, I see them circle occasionally but never before with the sun lighting up the contrail in that way.
Wonderful photos: the skies, of course; but the portrait of the dog is a real prize winner.
Glad you like the photos; we have had an exceptional number of beautiful sunsets this year. My dog jumped into the corner of that linseed crop and I thought the colours worked well so I grabbed a few shots before calling her back; I’m pleased you like it.
Love the new look of your blog! The dog pic is charming, too!