Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Farewell to the Shortest Day.

At 4.45pm I thought I'd better go and take some photos of the sunset - even if there wasn't one - to celebrate the Shortest Day of the Year in the Southern Hemisphere.





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12 comments:

Carol said...

Such a gorgeous sky, I love the colours! Oh my Alice now you are at the point where in winter I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark, too much darkness for my taste. Luckily it's summer here right now and we in the Nothern Hemisphere are having the longest day of the year today! The sun rises at 4.43 am and sun set is at 21.34 pm

PEA said...

Like Carol, we are also having our longest day today and then the days will start to shorten again:-( The pictures are so beautiful...I love sunsets and sunrises, nothing more awesome than that!!

Marlene Depler said...

Your shortest day is our longest day. Hard to imagine! The sunrise is fabulous.

Two of my grandchildren are coming over today to celebrate the longest day of the year. My husband took the day off from work, so he wouldn't miss the fun.

They will want eat popsicles on the porch swing and play in the garden hose. They will undoubtedly ask to make giant bubbles and have a "War of the Rose Petals!"

(They pull the spent rose petals off my pink Bonica rose bushes and throw them at each other!)

Jude said...

I always wish that the shortest day could also be the coldest - I just want spring to hurry up!

Sue said...

Longest day here too, and it feels like the hottest! It's summertime officially today!

HORIZON said...

Already 11:30pm and still light outside here- you need thick curtains here to let you sleep!
Lovely pictures- do you ever get any enlarged and framed Alice?

snappy said...

beautiful sunset pics.I thought of you today as i dug out my eucalyptus seeds.I went to Australia for a year and brought mum back some aussie seeds.The ones i could grew are eucalyptus so fingers crossed i can have a taste of australia in yorkshire!

kaliblue said...

Alice,
I just wanted to stop by and say Thank you for the sweet words you left on my blog. :-) You too take some really wonderful pictures. Australia looks absolutley gorgeous. Hope to one day visit there. :-) Today is your shortest day and here in the U.S. it's our longest day of the year ..

Have a great day !!

Nicole said...

Firstly Alice, in your previous post... the one with the clouds is awesome....as is the clouds... just beautiful. This post is amazing too... the golds are glorious. I can't believe all the beautiful work you are producing. Would you like any photography programs?? I would be delighted to send them to you.

Shell said...

Breathtaking photos. The colours are just gorgeous.

Stuart said...

My favourite day of the year! Now every day is getting longer and closer to summer. That is until we hit the dreaded summer solstice.

Kerri said...

I wrote a comment yesterday and Blogger gave me an error message!
Trying again!
I like the longest day better than the shortest..more time to work outside and warmer temps. I always need more hours!
The colors are glorious and so are your pictures!