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Friday, December 26, 2008

26 December, 08: Christmas Eve sunset


Sunset on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve I joined Cath, Ryan and members of their congregation for a communal picnic on the lawn outside the church. Eats were followed by hearty carol singing to Pastor Theo's guitar. With his characteristic wide smile, he chatted to the children about the great Star which had guided the wise men to the little King born in Bethlehem so long ago.



While he talked, we enjoyed our own spectacular Christmas sunset on a mild, cool and tranquil evening after days of intense heat. A perfect image for a Christmas Skywatch.

17 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Such dreamy skies! Perfect introduction to the magic of Christmas!

Sue said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. It doesn't look to me like you need any photo lessons. Your pics look great to me! You have some awesome subjects in the whole page here, too, with your sky, garden, family and friends.

Merry Christmas!
Sue

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful sky and color shot.
Beautiful your home.
Biodiversity and Sustainable Development are challenges in Brazil too.
You´re welcome.
Happy New Year.
Luiz Ramos
from Rio de Janeiro- Brazil.

Steffi said...

Wow...great sunset!Very beautiful!Merry Christmas!

Skies said...

Hi, thanks for dropping by at my page and for your message. I love your page too, neat... unique background, lovely photos as well. And you might one day want to visit White Island. Happy Holidays! :)

Smilingsal said...

Ah yes, this looks like Christmas to me. In fact, I'm sure that the first Christmas was more like our weather than our snowy friends like to think!

Ana said...

Great shots! I love your dogs too.

Gattina said...

These are extraordinary skies !!

Connie said...

Your pictures of the sky are so beautiful.

P-TER said...

Beautiful pictures ! ! !
Danke voor het mooi comentaar in je Zuid-Afrikaans,
ik vindt jullie taal wonderlijk mooi.
Ik wens je nog een mooi einde van 2008
en een prachtig gezond 2009.
Groetjes.
P-TER

solsticekennels said...

A wonderful Christmas sky!

Dirk said...

Heel veel dank om deze mooie zonsondergang met ons te delen. Prettige feestdagen!

Neabear said...

Awesome sunset! You got great pictures of it too!!

Max-e said...

Wow, what an awesome sunset you were treated to. stunning shots

Arija said...

You had your wonderful skies on Christmas eve, We had the most slendid sunset on Christmas day.

Claire said...

perfection...

The Good Life in Virginia said...

absolutely fab shot...colors beautiful.
greetings from beautiful botetourt county virginia.