15 January 2010

Skywatch Friday: The sun remembers where we are--at nightfall

The weather has been exceedingly dreary of late, thwarting my attempts to bring one of our wonderful skyviews to the conversation of Skywatch Friday. However, I did catch this sunset from my back deck a few days ago during a rare lull in the cloudiness: Enough to remind me that the days are getting longer. Maybe only a couple of minutes a day, but longer nevertheless.

We'll get through winter. We always do, and we're in far better shape even with dreary skies than those in that terribly beleaguered country of Haiti. Godspeed to all who are going to the aid of Haiti and her people.

25 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I wouldn't want to be caught complaining about anything right now. When you see/hear about what those poor Haitians are having to endure, well, Life is good.

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  2. Well said, Jodi. So much devastation there. I do hope the days continue to lengthen and you can see some sunshine.
    Frances

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  3. Now that is a lovely sunset! I can just picture the Canadian tundra extending forever under it.

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  4. Gorgeous sunset. We are getting a bit of reprieve from winter today with temperatures around +2 Celsius. Is spring getting closer??? I'm saying yes, but I know we will have lots of winter to get through before it arrives

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  5. Beautiful photo! Sunsets are like giant paintings.

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  6. Jodi girl .. I am so in love with your photo ! I have seen nothing but gray days here with no wonderful sunrises that make me feel better .. I miss those skies so much !
    I too will remember not to complain when so many people are suffering so much .. my heart fgoes out to them.
    Joy

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  7. What a lovely sunset. We had a nice sunset Wednesday and a beautiful starry night.

    Thinking about the suffering in Haiti really brings our small discomforts into perspective.
    Marnie

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  8. Winter sunsets can be amazing! As we can all see! Beautiful.

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  9. Yes, so true, Jodi! Have you read about the amazing "ring of fire" solar eclipse that's apparently happening now and won't occur again for a thousand years? It awes me to think how prophetic we all sound, now that science provides a basis for our pronouncements. Btw, I saw "Avatar" the other night. Thanks to you, I was armed with ample Kleenex, and boy, did I need them! All I could think about is what we're doing to our oceans. If we kill them, we'll all die...

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  10. Remarkable winter sunset! We watched the century's first annular solar eclipse this afternoon. I couldn't get it on my camera though. Have a nice weekend!

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  11. The sunset is so beautiful. I am glad you had your camera nearby :^)

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  12. Gorgeous sky painting Jodi! It seems we are given more beautiful sunrises when in the cold winters grip... to help us though somehow. You are so right that we are not so bad off... only inconvenienced really... while those dear people in Haiti suffer so. There is so much suffering the world over just now... it makes one shudder and mute any complaints of a bit of bother. We can all call our governments and ask to allow Haitian immigrants a safe haven ( longer stay wherever they visit) until Haiti is on her feet somewhat at least again. This country has suffered so over the years! Bless all who are helping out in this tragedy. Carol

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  13. Absolutely fantastic sunset, Jodi.

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  14. Jodi, I'm so sorry about your weather. Dreary here, but the blogs help me by seeing everyone's indoor plants. Happy Skywatch.~~Dee

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  15. What a beautiful sky and we can only be thankful seeing such beautiful things especially as you say when you consider the devastation of what those poor people in Haiti must be going through... there's a fab international charity that seem to be doing an amazing job in helping with relief aid incase anyone reading your blog wants to find somewhere where the money will go directly to where it's needed take a look at www.shelterbox.org - a charity based in Cornwall UK but who have links all over the world - in the meantime enjoy those gorgeous skies! Mx

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  16. A stunning sunset.

    And yes, we have nothing to complain about, our thoughts and prayers, and hopefully donations go out to the poor people in Haiti.

    Jen

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  17. Jodi, so glad you stopped by so I could find your blog. Love all your cats! Yes, the people of Haiti have suffered so much. And I continue to think of the aid givers as they must be having a difficult time as well. I'm very thankful for my life.

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  18. Beautiful sunset. We don't get to see sunrises or sunsets up here unless we go for a drive. I really miss them. I was just reading your post about the poinsettias. LOL too funny. A lady in town at the cleaners keeps one there year round and it's huge. Wonder what she does to it.

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  19. Jodi, That's a wonderful capture! Thank you for sharing it with us and a reminder that our days are moving minute by minute into spring! Each minute we are given is a gift~~I was watching stories of the rescue teams heading to Haiti...Aren't they wonderful, generous and heroic people!


    gail

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  20. Hi Jodi,
    That is a lovely sunset! I love the colors, clouds, and silhouettes of the trees.

    I agree with your sentiments about getting through the rest of winter, and am praying for those going to the aid of people in Haiti. I've been watching the news coverage of it quite a bit. It's hard to see and hear about what is going on.

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  21. I just read your poinsettia post to my hubby and we decided to put it out on the deck for some fresh air. LOL

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  22. A paintbox sky, Jodi! We're pushing some of this milder weather your way. Hope it reaches you intact. Once the donations have been made, it's hard to know what to do when disaster strikes far away except to count our blessings.

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  23. One of the things that gets me throught the winters are the occasional spectacular sunsets, especially when trees are silouhetted. Your shot was lovely.

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  24. That's an awesome sunset Jodi!

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