Any photographer will tell of The Golden Hour: that time just after sunrise and just before sunset when the light is softer than at other times of day, making for a very pleasing effect on a photograph. Anyone that enjoys walking at these times will tell you of a very different golden hour, when animals and birds either welcome the morning or settle for the night, this is a transitional time too and is perhaps more obvious in the evening when there seems to be more of a mixture of our day and night creatures.
As a photographer I prefer the morning, the whole day awaits and the possibilities are endless but as a wanderer I prefer the evening when Foxes, Badgers, Sika and Roe reclaim the countryside and their footprints finally outnumber ours.
People have been watching the sunrise and sunset for thousands of years but we arrived late to this party, other creatures value this time as well and they have been doing so for an awful lot longer. Look and you will find creatures just watching and waiting, with each one having their own thoughts on what the day or the night will bring, for some it is a matter of life and death.
So golden or not, this really is a very special time.