This is not a very good photo as it was taken many years ago and my photography skills were rather poor! I wondered about the authenticity of the colour, but when I look at other photos of the same sunset, they do have the same intense hues. I have posted it here in response to the weekly photo challenge of: Purple!
Despite its quality, this photo means a lot to me because of the big dead tree silhouetted in the foreground. This tree was one of very few ‘stags’ (dead standing trees) on our farm and even though it was eyed keenly by many firewood gatherers, it was not allowed to be cut down. The reasons were twofold. Firstly, I thought it was very beautiful, even though it was dead. Secondly, it was home to many birds and small mammals that lived in its hollows.
(The darker shadows behind the tree are other living trees that were growing further back on the horizon).