Sunset, Bee and Fish’n’chips

15 Jul

Last night’s sunset was spectacular and the colour was caught in the windows across the road from us.  My Dear SIL, with whom I share a love of special words (like petrichor and serendipity) sent me a beautiful new word a few weeks ago and today I can use it to describe that lovely colour caught in the windows – enrosadira.   It is used in the Dolomites where at sunrise and sunset, the rocky cliffs take on hues that vary from light yellow to bright red, to different shades of pink and violet, until the mountains disappear in the dark of night. Enrosadira is a ladin term literally meaning “turning pink” (Ladin is the ancient language of the inhabitants of the Dolomites). We get the same beautiful effect here in Cornwall!

What beautiful colouring on this bee and how glorious he looks as he searches for nectar in the Eryngium flower.

As the New Year started, work began on our local Fish’n’chip shop, just around the corner. Everything stopped during lockdown, building continued recently and today they opened so that was tea sorted! As an English teacher, the sign pleased me with its apostrophe, a little fish, in the right place!


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9 responses to “Sunset, Bee and Fish’n’chips

  1. mybeautfulthings

    August 6, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    We’ve been lucky with sunsets this summer so far, hoping for more! 🙂

  2. commonprose

    July 17, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    So glad your fish and chip shop is back!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 6, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      So are we! Next time you are here we’ll go along together……. 🙂

  3. Our Growing Paynes

    July 16, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Enrosadira, what a fabulous word. It perfectly captures those gorgeous colours.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 16, 2020 at 9:21 pm

      It is perfect isn’t it? Such a lovely word to have learned just in time to see it in action! 🙂

  4. Sandra

    July 16, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Oh my goodness, a glorious sunset indeed. We get that effect too but this particular evening it didn’t reach us. But the word is magnificent! It’s more likely to apply to a sunrise here and I shall look out for that, maybe when the sun rise is a little later than it is now! Ladin is new to me too; a language I’ve never heard about before. Those fish and chips look good!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 6, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      I love new words as Ladin and enrosadira were to me too. Hope you manage to see the effect at one end of the day or the other. 🙂

  5. Heyjude

    July 15, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    The sunset was truly gorgeous, I had to nip upstairs to get a photo too! And nothing better than good fish and chips…


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