Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - December Sunset

The winter sky (or pre-winter sky) is different than anything else. Unlike the subtle pastels of spring, the lazy hues of summer or the fiery reds and oranges of autumn, the winter sky lays above the horizon like a bejeweled canopy. With everything else resting around it, the sky bursts into life with brilliance and color, resisting hibernation, unlike the rest of the world.

Above me a flock of geese soar in syncopated flight; some serving as the kite's tail in their spring-like pursuit. I hear their excited honks as they seek a Christmas in balmy weather, dismissing me to my winter wonderland.
It's almost surreal, the colors of the sky. My mother used to say, about a certain type of sunset, "If you were to paint that, no one would believe it's real."

But it is real. An early Christmas gift. And just outside my own back door.









Enjoy SKYWATCH from around the world.

17 comments:

uncleawang said...

wow!!!fantastic sunset..Thanks for sharing.

luna miranda said...

amazing colors...inspiring!

bintang said...

Is this shot taken on Mars?
It look like Mars.. :)

People with Cameras said...

These are great photos! That last one though, wow! Amazing.

chrome3d said...

That was a real gift. All of them. I believe them to be real.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for Skywatch! Mine's up too hope you can visit.. Have a nice weekend!

Linda Reeder said...

Beautiful sky, beautifully described.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful sunset, Lori!!! This is my first time to your blog. GORGEOUS!!!
Thanks!
George's Betsy!!!!

dAwN said...

Great sunset..the colors are just amazing..thanks for sharing a wonderful skywatch photo

Kacey said...

Lovely sunset! The colors are spectacular.

Neal said...

That is very, very beautiful!

imac said...

Beautiful captures

babooshka said...

These are real works of art, amazing colours.

Murgelchen94 said...

It´s only wonderful!!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

absolutely beautiful sunset your mother was a smart woman :)

Wren said...

A lovely gift you have shared with all of us. Thanks for skywatching.

tr3nta said...

beautiful skies...