I actually got home early enough to take some sunset shots - and there were no clouds to soak up the colour. I've been eyeing off those silhouette/semi silhouette shots for a while and have tried a couple of times. I don't think I got this one right; but it's the best of the bunch today.
Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments of late. I'm thankful to have such support and encouragement; and am continually inspired to take better and better shots each time I get my camera out.