Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice sky

The skyline from our deck this morning at 7:30am shows a little pink in it.  Winter Solstice is when the Northern Hemisphere is at is maximum tilt away from the sun and occurs today December 22. It is the beginning of winter and also the shortest day.  The bright side is that from this day until summer solstice in June the days will increasingly longer.  

Rejoice with kk provence texture

I used Kim Klassen’s texture called Providence today for the Twelve Days of Textures.  

I am joining Skywatch Friday and Kim Klassen’s Twelve Days of Textures.   Valerie


Brenda said...

Beautiful sunrise photo. I just LOVE mornings! Your textured photo is BRILLIANT!! The red really pops through with the green background.
Have a very Merry Christmas,

Carolyn said...

I love your textured card!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.


EG Wow said...

Isn't it nice that the days are getting longer now? ;) Merry Christmas, Valerie!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Perfect Christmas week shots - well done on both, they are lovely!

Angie said...

What a beautiful photograph. Lovely bokeh and wonderful reflection in the ornament, and your texture work is perfect! Happy Holidays! :)

Island Rambles Blog said...

very nice Christmas shots...I like the softness of the first one and the Christmas ball is very creative....Happy Sky Watch and Merry Christmas

Jill Harrison said...

I love the effect you have made with the texture on this image. Just beautiful. I need to do Kim's tutorial!
Thank you for stopping by my blog over the last year - I have enjoyed coming by yours to see what you have been up to.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Naturegirl said...

Sending you Christmas cheer on this joyful time of year!