Thursday, November 05, 2009

Skywatch Friday

November surprised us yesterday with a sunrise that was unexpectedly spectacular, and very brief.



Within five minutes it had faded to a delicate pink.



But in the west the moon was still high in the sky, a porcelain coin in the gradually brightening sky.



A pretty gift from a usually dour month, - given a little grudgingly perhaps....

For wonderful skies visit Skywatch Friday here.

16 comments:

Serendipity said...

What a lovely sunset! Love the colours!

J Bar said...

Great sunset shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hildred: That was just beautiful for as long as it lasted.

Di said...

Hildred and Charles,

Thank you for your comment on SkyWatch. I looked at your blogs and love the old black and white photos... the history that it represents. You are indeed an inspiration.

And what a beautiful SkyWatch photo you have offered today. Diana

eden said...

spectacular sunset indeed, very nice color

uberrhund said...

Hi Hildred,
What a beautiful sunset! I so enjoy your posts, your words paint the picture as well as the camera captures it!
Dour is such a good word and get so little use.
Have a great week!

Marites said...

yes, spectacular is the right word for that:) I just love the colors! My skywatch is here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful sunset Hildreth. Lovely and so true the way you described November and the way it grudgingly gives up its few lovely days.

Sallie (FullTime-Life)

magiceye said...

gorgeous series!

Lorac said...

Lovely colour. What a great sunrise. Love the moon too! Thanks Hildred ad Charles.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Thanks for your visiting and nice comment on my Sky photo!

Love your pictures too!

April said...

What a marvelous sunrise and a beautiful picture of the moon!

The Weaver of Grass said...

What I love most about those skies Hildred is the way you can blink and they have changed. If you aren't holding your camera when the sky turns that colour, there is no point in going into the house to get it, because by that time the sky will have changed. Wonderful.

Pearl Maple said...

Simply beautiful, how nice to be able to sit back and enjoy nature's light show, they can go so quickly when we want to savor the moment.

Dimple said...

How fortunate that you looked out at the right time to see such magnificence! Thank you for sharing, and thanks for the visit and kind comment!

Barb said...

Well, so far your photos for Nov haven't been dour, Hildred! Love that blazing sky! Your Header is wonderful (again!).