Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Sun and the Moon

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Yesterday I had to put my sunglasses on when going out for a short walk. Not even with the glasses on did I really stare into the sun when taking this photo – only my camera did!

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Turning round and looking in the other direction…
Can you spot the moon in the extremely clear blue sky?

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(Cropped and lomo style edited image)

The field is the football field near where I live, and the temperature at noon yesterday was around -11°C (12F). It looked nice from inside, but felt very very cold once I got out. I had imagined myself going for a somewhat longer walk but ended up with just a short one. Still my face felt all red and frostbitten when I got back in.

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Today cloudy again and –6.3°C but it still feels very cold just opening the balcony door, and I see the top branches of the trees moving a little… No, I won’t be going far today either. Better just stay in and continue reading, I think! (That’s why there are so many book reviews on this blog lately…)

Linking to Shadow Shot Sunday

12 comments:

  1. Such a blue blue sky! It seems so strange when sun and moon are visible in the one sky! And love those footprints! Like artwork!

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  2. Monica, a dramatic first image. A new moon is always worth a look. Reminds me of the old days of astro navigation. the moon and sun would always give a quick two point fix.

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  3. Brr! The pictures are lovely, the sky is such an intense blue.

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  4. I did not see the moon in the first image, but finally saw it in the next picture. Isn't the sun and snow a beautiful combination? One time I was able to snap the sun setting on one side, and the moon rising on the other. An amazing work of God, makes you humble.

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  5. Are those YOUR footprints? Yikes, they look like you were running all over the place

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    1. Haha. Most of them are NOT mine. And I don't think I've been running since some time back in the previous century...

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  6. Lovely pictures. We were in the high 70's today. Had to put the boots away and drag out the sandals. Tomorrow is going to be sunny again. I can take this.

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  7. Dramatic white, intense blue and icy cold followed by a nice cosy home. Sounds like a Good Day.

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  8. How short are the days now Monica?

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    1. Today, Katherine, sunrise ~ 8.30 and sunset 16.15. Which means the day has grown longer by 1 hour 15 min since the winter solstice a month ago; most noticeable in the afternoon.

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  9. Spectacular pictures! But it looks as cold as it was, according to your description... we're at somewhere around -6 Celsius at night and -2 around noon. There is snow and we've had a bit of rain falling on frozen ground over Saturday night and Sunday morning, which caused a sheet of mirror-like ice on every surface outside. No bus service, hardly a car or anyone walking (except for dog-owners) on Sunday. We were snug in the warm flat, and by the time RJ left on Sunday night, it was back to normal driving conditions (with winter tyres, of course).

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    1. That kind of freezing rain is worse than snow, Meike. Glad you did not have to get out in it.

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