A mysterious luminous fushia cloud appeared in the sky above London last night, turning the heads of amazed commuters.
Meteorologists suggest the rose cloud may be a reflection of city lights on a low cloud against the background of a low sun. Others believe it the work of Breast Cancer Awareness who sent a pink laser to the sky to promote their annual October campaign.
Well, Charles Lamb’s journal opens in May. He witnesses a rose cloud in the zenith and tells Lucy – Mother Nature personified – it represents his undying love for her. He also speculated about adorning her way with petals from Mayfair celebrations.
So, on the eve of the birthday of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, we have the spectacle of ‘The Rose Cloud over Mayfair’. Delightful!