Yesterday evening I had no work so I managed to rush out for a quick snap of the sunset. I think I might have left it a bit late but it was still pretty to watch.
The truth of the matter is that I probably tried to go a bit too far to capture the sunset and should have stopped closer to town. I did however have an urge to head to Cattana Wetlands again and see if I could get a nice cloudy sunset.
Well it was certainly a cloudy sunset. What had been a nice band of cloud became more of a sky full.
It made for pretty colours and nice reflections of those colours though.
I loved the coloured water with all those lily pads. Almost like a water colour.
But then those pretty oranges and pinks faded from the clouds.
And when I looked the other way the colour was all but leached from the sky.
One thing that shocked me, well maybe not shocked but something I hadn't considered, was how much the wetlands had dried up. We must be nearly going on two and a half to three months without much in the way of rain here in Cairns. This is meaning the tropics aren't all that green at the moment. It is looking a little more Townsville like, very much the dry tropics look. Certainly different to the lush green look I've gotten used to. Hopefully this next wet is a good one and spreads wide and far.
Here is a different Cattana Wetlands post ... I thought I'd done a different sunset one but apparently not. I did however find a photo of a bird in the same lake from August. Bit of a difference.