Red Sky at Morning, Shepherds’ Warning – Ink/Inktense on a Watercolour Moleskine

We get a lot of incredibly coloured morning skies, here in Ratho, as the sun rises over the Pentland Hills to the south. The old proverb was certainly true in this instance. Within an hour of taking a photograph of this scene of one of our local canal bridges, the rain was coming down in torrents. At least this should auger well for this season’s vegetable plot. The sharp bend in the road is typical of my area as many of the country roads run parallel to the canal then suddenly cross it, meaning a violent twist in direction. At least this ensures traffic is unable to reach any great speed locally but one has to be careful when out walking or sketching.