Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Solstice sunset

Sun, I welcome you back in your journey to the Northern Hemisphere.


Lynne said...

Absolutely breathtaking Deb!!

Deb said...

Lynne- I was driving home from a day in the Cities, and the sun started to break through after I left the freeway. So I started thinking, where could i get the best photo, and I raced up this county road because I knew there was this open pasture with a few trees. I was able to capture it at just the right moment.

This is about three miles from my house.

gtr said...

Horray for the return of the sun!! Always very exciting for us northern-dwellers. Great pic.

lené said...

WOW...that's awesome. I haven't seen a winter sunset with that kind of saturation. wowwowwow

Anonymous said...

Just seeing that sun is enough to brighten everyone's day. I hate these gloomy, foggy, sunless days. Merry Christmas to you and your whole family Deb. I enjoy reading your blog and you always have beautiful pictures,enjoyed seeing Starflower in her recital clothes a growing young lady. Keeping you and the Hermit in my prayers.
Nature Knitter's Mom [Betty K]

Anonymous said...

Did not see the sun all day! A snow storm is on the way! 6-19 inches in Duluth by Sunday night!
A Snowy Christmas! By the way I was a journeyman roofer in the union. (flat roofs) before I was asked to be a Mr Dad for the last 9 years. Had a job interview on Friday and it looks good so far. ( 3 positions and 20 applicants yikes!)

denise said...

Thank you.

dharma bum said...

Deb - that is a beautiful photo! Thank you so much for posting the big version so I could set it as my desktop background!

Happy Solstice to you!

Nifty Galoot said...

Wow! Beautiful sky and pretty picture. Yesterday's sunset was nice here, too. The sky wasn't filled with all the orange though. I'd just finished posting a pic of yesterday's sunset on my blog, before coming here to see what you've been up to.

Season's Greetings to you and Yours!

Floridacracker said...

Text Message from the sun:

Don't get too excited about my return. Having a blast in Florida, may stay another couple of months."

Beautifinous photo!

arcolaura said...


Thank you.

Deb said...

GTR- Sometimes I can't believe we're at the "bottom" right now. This is it. This is as dark as it gets!

Lene- What was amazing was how quickly the colors changed, and for a while each moment was more breathtaking than the last.

Betty- Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

Mike H- Hope you get the job!

Our roof isn't exactly flat; it's a 12:12 pitch, which is too scary for most everyone we know (myself included) to work on.

Denise- You're very welcome.

Dharma Bum- Thanks. To tell the truth, with my camera's software it's more of a pain making itty bitty photos for the Web. I just click on "smallest file size" or something like that.

Happy Solstice/Merry Christmas to you!

Nifty Galoot- It's amazing how a sunset can vary so much from place to place, and minute to minute. This had to be one of the best ever here. Seasons greetings to you too!

FC- my geography all wrong or does Florida now lie in the Southern Hemisphere at the Tropic of Capricorn? I just can keep up with plate tectonics...:)

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Arcolaura- You're welcome. Merry Christmas.

Deb said...

FC- that was supposed to be "can't keep up with..." Sort of ruins the punchline.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Sunset Picture! I was driving and enjoying a nice sunset, probably at about the same time you took this shot. But I couldn't find a place to stop and photograph it. Thanks for doing it for me.