Thursday, December 18, 2008

Almost Winter Solstice, The Night Sky - Skywatch No. 23


By the time I get to Freshwater Stables, it is dark, very dark. The week has been stormy and COLD (well, for our temperate coastal zone). Good thing Red comes to me when I call him. The cold, dark sky seems to swallow the light of my headlight. Even the cheery holiday lights seem somber against the intense night sky. Skywatchers, welcome to my almost winter solstice night sky.



5 comments:

Esther Garvi said...

During my time in Sweden, I never minded the cold so much, but I did mind the darkness... I'm glad Red comes to you when you call him. I just started training Sahara, who's great on vocals, and every time I ask her to comes, she comes to check me for sugar cubes... :-) Anyway, loved your skywatch pictures but can't wait for you to get some more light over at your end!

Warm greetings from West Africa,
Esther

Cactus Jack Splash said...

I like the last photo of the tree. The soft light sets it off nicely against the dark.

Colin Campbell said...

Intersting shots and very dark. Merry ho ho ho to you and your horses.

Laurie Keller said...

These are very simply very pretty. Come see my Prairie sky !

CoyoteFe said...

The best thing about the Winter Solstice is that while the dark king celebrates his mid-heaven, the light king begins to stir. Then, it's always darkest before the ... next night. :-)