When the sun stood still

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When the sun stood still…

Wordless Wednesday

Last sunset for November

 

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Last Sunset in November
Yesterday, November ends with an intense fiery sunset. As I recalled, the day started with chilly winds and the frost hugged the hedges, fallen leaves and the grass felt crisp, stiff and frozen. As the day ends, I was able to make some photos when I peek into the sky and see the magical sight. If you don’t notice how beautiful the colors of the skies around you then I don’t know what else can amaze you…

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Fiery sky during the last Sunset in November
Sunsets are magical…as always it never fails to amaze me and this time of the year,the year’s shortest day comes at winter solstice. But, for Northern Hemisphere, earliest sunsets happen around early December. Did you notice that November flies quickly? Autumn will soon be over and the season continues to change. It has to make these changes.A month ago, I saw the trees still covered withtheir beautiful colorful leaves, but now they are almost bald, bare and stiff. Most plants are on their pathway to decay…only few leaves are still holding on. The air keeps getting colder and colder each day and there’s no stopping that this year will soon come to an end.

 Are you ready for the remaining days of 2016?

Each and everyday there is something new presented and it is for this reason that the breathtaking sunsets are one of my favorites aspects of the day  approaching the winter days.

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Last sunset in November 
Before saying Hello to December, I was left with postcards of beautiful sunset, a keepsake that reminds me that in another time, the sun will come out again, in full colors and once again, displaying its beauty,always there to bring wonders.

How did your November go?

 

Atmospheric optics

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The view from our Kitchen this morning.

After grey skies and rain almost everyday, I was surprised to watch something different this morning. The colors of the sky is just too beautiful for me to ignore. While everyone was still sleeping and the cold wind is creeping into my pyjamas, I put on my jacket, get my camera and through my sleep deprived-eyes– I watched in silence as the sky shows its atmospheric optics. I began to take some photos,and savor the fleeting moment.

Watching this particular sunrise made me wonder what is Atmospheric Optics? Red, orange and pink clouds occur almost entirely at sunrise and sunset and are the result of the scattering of sunlight by the atmosphere. I have written about my amazement when I witness an hour of Fireworks display but this one beats that Guinness world record, mainly because this one is natural, uncontrolled, raw, and genuine work of nature. As every sunrise is different everyday, a beautiful sunrise is already a  Priceless world record.

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Beautiful sunrise today right in our neighborhood
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Priceless world record : Atmospheric optics today Nov. 18,2016

I have already shared many times  my reasons why I love sunrises and sunsets, and even now that I’m living here in Germany, I still do. It is my habitual habit to always look from the window and check the skies. I would always get up early just to witness anything like this. It’s really worth it, because some things are really not!

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My own private party in the sky this morning

I feel sluggish waking up so early but this beauty is so overwhelming. It’s like a free slideshow, doesn’t cost anything, and all I have to do is get out there and witness it. What If I decided to wake up til my alarm goes up? For the past days I am feeling gloomy because of the weather and today I had been out for a treat. I don’t know about you but gazing up and sun-gazing provide healing for me–not in a way that I am sick, but it just made me feel better, about myself, and of the world. Now I know why our ancestors worship the sun for so many reasons.

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The tiny houses looks out-of-place from the beautiful trivalent backdrop caused by atmospheric optics display.

What’s the first thing you do upon waking up and before going to work? If you respond by taking shower then you are definitely missing out on something.

Take time to look outside from your window–even for a brief moment,your inspiration might be there. I just did.

Goodnight my friends and thank you for stopping by to read! Hoping that you all have a wonderful weekend!