Thursday, December 25, 2008

SkyWatch *18 Christmas Day Sunset

We seldom get sunsets that are truly amazing
this was one of those.

All photos are in consecutive order and have
not been tampered with in any way.



I was down in the dell when I saw the light
and raced up the hill with all my might



the sky was aflame with colour so bright
I hurried to capture this marvellous sight



the further I went, the brighter it grew
till colour, pure colour was all that I knew





then fading, the darkening sky with delight
gave one more red flash to say good night.



To Klaus and the SkyWatch team, thank you.
To anyone visiting here, click on the Logo to
enjoy the skies around the wirld.

71 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! This sunset is pure delight! I would have had a convulsion of some sort at the sight of it. Merry Christmas Arija!

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  2. What a treat to my eyes! So wonderfully coloured. You'll want to watch such a sky for ever and ever! Thanks for showing.

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  3. Gorgeous! and I love the words to go with them, thank you. Have a wonderful Christmas, Arija!

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  4. Wow...that´s looks fantastic!
    Merry Christmas,Arija!
    I will post my first "Skywatch" picture still too!

    Steffi

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  5. You are so clever, I love your poem and of course I love your photos. They are spectacular. Merry Christmas Arija and a Very Happy New Year.

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  6. What a beautiful gift you recieved in the form of a sunset from God to you.Thanks for allowing us to share it as well.
    Christmas Blessings,Ruth

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  7. Arija, gorgeous as always. What a wonderful gift for you and us. Love your prose.
    Merry Christmas!

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  8. A beautiful sunset! I love Australia, I got to tour your country for 3 months in '99 and it was the thrill of a lifetime.

    Tom

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  9. oh wow. you are right: these are truly amazing!

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  10. I am glad you told us these were not edited. The colours are absolutely stunning. I particularly like the silhouette and layers of colours in the last picture.

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  11. What a delightful experience that must have been to be in so much heavenly colour! Wonderful photos!

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  12. What a beautiful series of photos! Happy holidays and brilliant new photo-year from Norway :o)
    picture

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  13. That's was Nature's Christmas present to you and thank you for passing it on to all of us.

    Hope you had a great day.

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  14. Dear Arija, thank you for your kind words! Oh I think the Australian skies are most beautiful :)
    Thank you so much for being such a good friend!

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  15. A spectacular sunset, all you can do is stand in awe at such a time; and take the photos for the memory and to share with us all. Have a great Christmas.

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  16. Magnificent. A great Christmas present.

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  18. Merry Christmas Arija. What an incredible sunset. It just gets more beautiful as the colors get brighter, then fade to black. Amazing!

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  19. Simply gorgeous. So worth the effort and I thank you for sharing such a beautiful coloured sky.

    Compliments of the season to you and yours.

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  20. Merry Christmas! From a former visiter to Adelaide areas.

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  21. a beautiful series of sunset photographs...simply beautiful.
    happy holidays from my world in botetourt county virginia.

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  22. Lovely shades of red hues in the sky :)

    Merry X'mas!!!

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  23. Beautiful sunset! Well worth the hurry to get a better view.

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  24. Very nice photos and such a lovely poem as well

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  25. What a wonderful poem to go with those glorious photos! Thanks!

    Merry Christmas!
    Sue

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  26. I envy you, celebrating Christmas during Summer is the best there is!
    Happy Holidays and thanks for visiting mine.

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  27. Gosh, you have the craziest sunsets I have ever seen... almost unreal!
    Beautiful!
    Amazing.
    ~Michele~

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  28. Gorgeous sky and post. I enjoyed every shot and word. Merry Christmas and happy swf

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  29. Arija: What a neat sunset with beautiful colors in the sky.

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  30. What a great sky for a Chrismas eve!
    It's an amazing fiery sky, wonderful!
    Merry Christmas and enjoy your holidays, Arija!

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  31. Oh my god!! These are the best sky colors ever!! You have it great in Australia. Almost all your pictures are nice

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  32. What a beautiful gift, a perfect sunset. Those are great photos.
    Marnie

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  33. How beautiful! And I hope your Christmas experience this year was as lovely as your sunset!

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  34. I'd have raced up the hill for these shots myself. Old and creaky as I am, I wouldn't have missed this for the world!

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  35. That is my favourite colour that you experienced and took in.

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  36. I am surprised about your comment about sunsets here. I am surprised how interesting they are from my Southern Suburbs vantage point. The set you display are lovely.

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  37. So, so beautiful! Heavenly!

    Paz

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  38. What a fabulous Christmas treat for you! Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us.

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  39. Love all the color. Great photos.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  40. What Lovely sky's!
    I was looking at your blog and Love the Cookies and decorations your granddaughters made...and the bear to disguise the skateboard...what a clever family you have!

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  41. Beautiful photo for SWF. Love the colours of the sky. Have a nice weekend.

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  42. Beautiful colorful photos for Sky Watch Friday, you were lucky to have the opportunity to watch nature playing painter across the horizon.

    Thanks for sharing with us all and thanks for your comments on my post earlier.

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  43. Beautiful colors, every on - Perfect for Sky Watch Friday!!!

    Thank you for stopping by & commenting on my page!

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  44. I think such sunsets as this are things of summer. I wonder why. I haven't seen a really good one here in many days. Perhaps because the sun is so far south--visiting you.

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  45. Wow, who needs fine paintings when nature provides moments like that! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Thanks for visiting my site, if you never did, I'd never got the chance to see the extraordinary skies of Australia. Thanks for the share. Happy Holidays Arija!

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  47. Ja, dear Arija I had a lovely Christmas spend with my family. My 19 year old grandson Lucian, came from Brisbane to spend a few days with us.
    You have again posted a wonderful sunset and poetry. I can just see you running up the hill to be close to this wonderful Himmeltheater. Die Heidesand Kekse sind sicher mmmmorish. Wuensche dir und deinen Lieben ein sehr gutes und glueckliches Neues Jahr.

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  48. Amazing series!

    Happy holidays!

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  49. I have just found your blog by following your link from Michele in British Columbia,... what amazing photos and such warmth and love ... I will be back! Greetings from northern New York state in USA!

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  50. WoW What a Christmas gift to see such a beautiful sunset. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Just love the colours! It is always interesting to visit other SWF-bloggers and see what they have photographed. I am still learning, but it is fun! Happy New Year greetings from Sweden!

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  52. Beautiful capture and nice being a series of shots

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  53. My word what amazing burning infernos your skies are. Just like molten lava running all over the sky. Absolutely magnificient shots.

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  54. these are absolutely stunning. i dont think i've ever quite seen a sky like that

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  55. Yes, this is an amazing sunset, a pure delight !!!

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  56. Wow!!!
    This sunset is simply gorgeous...
    Amazing colors.
    Thanks for visit my blog!...
    Merry Christmas and a very happy new year
    From PORTUGAL
    Lurdes to Arija

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  57. Those colors are incredible. What a great present!

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  58. These are amazing shots! What beautiful and striking colors!

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  59. I love the progression of the clouds and colors. Very unique.

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