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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sunday Snapshots

Today was the Winter Solstice sunrise, around 9:15 am.  Thank you to my Australian / New Zealand followers for lending us a bit of sunshine today (and happy Summer Solstice to you!).

 

This is the morning after the longest night of the year.
Once the sun was up, gold poured over the fields.  It was gorgeous.  

GORGEOUS.

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This next one is spaceless - blue sky and blue land.  The trees really look like they are no where.  ; )


On my way home I had to feel sorry for these ladies, standing around in a deep freeze.  My goodness.


It wasn't snowing.  That's hoar frost on their backs.  Yikes.  : )  Ice cream anyone?


It was beautiful this morning.  It was just so beautiful.  I am glad I got out.  I really haven't done much sewing or photography since my show went up at The Centre.  This morning really filled my spirit.  : )  Have a wonderful day everyone, and Merry Christmas to those who celebrate.



16 comments:

Anna Scott said...

Beautiful 'cool' stillness to wake up to on a warm Adelaide morning. thank you Monica. Have a wonderful festive season. Anna x

Cat Palmer said...

Thank you for the reminder about the solstice. Being a Melbourne Australia suburb/city dweller with no visible difference between summer and winter I forget to notice the seasons and soltices. Thank you for your beautiful posts. Maybe we could house swap. I would dearly love to experience the peace and beauty of all that snow.
Thanks also for your wonderful blog. Your work is beautiful and one day I hope to have a piece on my wall.
Have a lovely Christmas.
Regards,
Catherine

Ellie said...

Beautiful scenes you have here - even if it does look very chilly brrr. Those poor cows standing in that cold field.
Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas period. Keep warm!!!

HollyM said...

You always have such beautiful winter solstice photos! I admire you for getting up so early. Nothing would entice me out at that time.
I really love that first photo with the golden light over the cat tails.

Bernie said...

A good chuckle over Holly's comment -- early? The sun didn't come up till 9:15. Now in the summer when it is 4:15 I'm hard pressed to see a sunrise but in the winter I've been at work for over two hours before it comes up. And it sets in an hour after I get off work. But SPRING IS COMING!!
And don't feel too sorry for the cattle. They have feed, shelter and are very used to the cold.
It was a beautiful day today and a lovely day for a walk even if it was -28. The dogs and I did a nice km walk on the road today and I was dressed just right.
I really love the winter colours; the blue shadows with the brown grasses poking out of the snow. It's so winter wonderland out there. I truly love winter and living in a country that has four strong seasons.
Bernie

Sheila said...

Merry Christmas Monika , loved the photos !

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Monika, I can really see with the hundreds of photos I've viewed on your blog, I can see the inspiration and readily available landscapes to capture in a shot.
Happy Christmas and all the best to the new year.
Carli

Threadpainter said...

I am so glad that you got out, too, that day … gorgeous photos ! And they definitely have your threadpainters' stamp on them !

Wishing you and yours a little more heat this Christmas ;)

Lin said...

Stunning photographs Monika - your photographs just make me want to sew them! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Thank you Anna!!

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

I am scared to fly over an ocean! (: thanks Catherine and happy New year to you!

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

It's been a great winter for sunshine this year. Happy New year Ellie! (:

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

A very merry Christmas to you too Sheila! (:

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Thank you Sharron! Happy New year! (:

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Thank you so much Lin. (: you too!

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