The Christmas Sky

It has been wonderful keeping my eye on the sky this week.  There have been glorious sunrises, stormy skies and an amazing moon.


On Christmas morning the sun was just rising.  We already had a covering of snow from a day or so before.



On Boxing Day morning the sky had that red glow to it.


And true to the old saying “Red sky in the morning, Sailor take warning” a huge storm moved into our area that evening and dumped up to 30 cm of snow on us.


This morning the moon was there in its glory.


It was sinking quickly just before 7:30 am.  Now the sun is out, the sky is blue and we are in for a sunny but cold day.

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15 Responses to The Christmas Sky
  1. Laura Hegfield
    December 28, 2012 | 9:31 am

    so beautiful!
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  2. Tressa in Norway
    December 28, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Beautiful Sky! :-) I really like the setting sun… looks like it has found a little spot in your tree..
    Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  3. EG CameraGirl , Canada
    December 28, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Sounds to me like your skies are way more lovely than what we have here> overcast. I really want to see some sun soon. :)
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    • Crafty Gardener
      December 28, 2012 | 1:29 pm

      It is a wonderful sunny day here. The cat is following the sun spots around the house and basking in it. :)

  4. Elaine
    December 28, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    Awesome photos ! Yes the sky’s here have been amazing as well , it’s all to do with the crisp cold air ! I do like your collage header with all the photos What program do you use for it . I use Pic monkey . Yup the storm dumped on us Wed night and we are to get more snow as of this evening so they say ! Have a wonderful day !
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    • Crafty Gardener
      December 28, 2012 | 1:29 pm

      I mainly use Picasa for my collage images and then add text with Pixelmator (an editing program like Photoshop but for iMac). I’ve used Pic Monkey but never sure if the images I upload are ever removed from their servers. I’m very skeptical about sites that might end up using your images for something else. At least with Picasa it is downloaded onto my computer and I know where the images are.

  5. Jackie/Jake
    December 28, 2012 | 1:20 pm

    Looks gorgeous. Heard on the news last night that that moon is called a cold moon.

    Glad we’re in Las Vegas for this winter, not missing that snow!
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    • Crafty Gardener
      December 28, 2012 | 1:31 pm

      That is good to know what the moon is called. Enjoy your time in Las Vegas.

  6. ladyfi
    December 28, 2012 | 1:21 pm

    Wow – that is a fabulous moon!
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  7. Margy
    December 28, 2012 | 3:40 pm

    The red morning sky looks like it has cloud freckles. Nice. – Margy
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  8. Lavender Cottage
    December 28, 2012 | 5:49 pm

    Very pretty sky shots Linda, it’s been overcast here.
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  9. Pamela Gordon
    December 28, 2012 | 9:04 pm

    Beautiful photos! I am also a skywatcher but have never joined Skywatch Friday. I must do that in the new year as I am always taking photos of the sky. You sure got a lot of snow from that storm. I think we got about 20 or 25 cm. but it was whipped around so by the wind it’s hard to tell.
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  10. Judy Sheldon-Walker
    December 28, 2012 | 9:37 pm

    I am particularly found of colorful skies and yours are awesome!

  11. Jenn Jilks
    December 30, 2012 | 4:40 pm

    Isn’t it true??!! Quite the weather…
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  12. Barbara
    January 1, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    There’s nothing like sunset on snow. Not in a good position for sun rises here I have to get out and walk to the top of the hill that faces my town but (not a morning person!.) Great for sunsets though.
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