Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Morning Light breaking through the Branches




 
 
 
 
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lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word



I saw this rising sun last week Tuesday, when we were going to sing Christmas Carols with our choir.. You can see more of the skies around the world for Sky Watch by clicking on the Sky Watch logo.
Sky Watch is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy & Louise
Thank you so much for this great meme, it's always a pleasure to participate, and see all the other skies around the world.

47 comments:

Mirage said...

Beautiful reflections, there's a magical feel in these photos...I love that song!

Arija said...

Oh how beautiful the thin cold light of a northern winter morning is! It is all so deliciously atmospheric, you can just drink it into your soul.
These really are exceptional shots, thank you.

Ivar Ivrig said...

A wonderful series of shots. I like the light and composition. Happy and healthy new year to you and your family

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely pictures reader wil.
Is that a French bulldog I see in the photograph down the side of your blog? They are one of my favourite dogs.
Was pleased to still see the lovely header - keep expecting it to go! Happy New Year.

Louise said...

The mist, color and water blend to make something spectacular. Wonderful shots!

Ana said...

Gorgeous photos! Post too. Happy swf

RuneE said...

I enjoyed that atmosphere very much. Given the lyrics and song that you have cited, maybe you would enjoy this post I made in December 2007?

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a beautiful reflection on the water
Happy New Year

Steffi said...

Happy New Year 2009 and Happy SWF!Really nice pictures!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful morning sun!
All the best in 2009, Wil!

imac said...

Great shots - fantastic reflections - love the colours.

Raven said...

Very beautiful shots and I like the words - I thought they were by Cat Stevens - I still love that song!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love that first photo, it's perfect....

Gill in Canada

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful shots! almost mystical, just lovely! Always enjoy your photos. Thanks for your comments on my blog and I do wish you a very Happy New Year!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Gorgeous photos, Wil. I love the reflections in the first one, especially.

"Morning has broken" is one of my favorite hymns, and the words are perfect for your lovely photographs.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Rose said...

These are superb shots! Just totally beautiful.

vincibene said...

Fantastic light and colors! Gorgeous series!

kayleen said...

Beautiful morning shots. May 2009 be a wonderful year!

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely atmospheric photographs. Have a great year.

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

The colors are just stunning! I love them all. Happy New Year.

Indrani said...

Beautiful series of shots! So peaceful too. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Fida said...

Awwwwww...those pics! Beautiful.
I wish you a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Skies said...

Oh! how I love your photos...Thanks for sharing again. Groetjes!

Leslie: said...

Oh my goodness, they're all fantastic shots! I can't even pick a favourite...hope you have a wonderful 2009. :D

esnorway said...

nice pics happy new year

Hyde DP said...

a very lovely set of pictures for this morning.

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful light,your photos are full of poetry ...
YES! THERE are many french words in English, came with the conquest by William the Conqueror- and there are also latin words, of course .
A funny example similar to "mannequin":
Tennis, whis appeared in france in the XVIIIème century with the fashion of sports was is fact an old french word , "tenez":
/Dauzat:
Tennis, proprement"jeu de paume", abréviation de "Lawn tennis, de lauwn, pelouse et "tennis", lui-même issu de l'ancien français "tenez",en anglais"tenetz", exclamation employée par le serveur lançant la balle.

It's pleasant and interesting to photografthe sky!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice set of photos. I especially liked the reflections.

Brookville Daily Photo

Jedediah said...

Lovely pictures and I haven't heard that song in ages, it's so beautiful.
Happy New Year!

Skies said...

Hi, I learned to read, write and speak dutch...I used to work there as a verpleegkundige in A'dam...I just miss the place. :)

Maria said...

What beautiful pictures, what a wonderful atmosphere!
Best wishes for the New Year! And happy SWF!

Janice Thomson said...

Wil these are just divine shots - such colour and serenity!
Hope the new year finds you in good health and filled with peace and contentment.

Brenda said...

Stunning! I had forgotten about that song also, but love it. Perfect song to fit the pictures.

The Arthur Clan said...

Your sky photos look almost surreal or magical. Absolutely beautiful!

Sara G said...

WOW, beautiful photo's. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
Happy New Year to you!!

Middle Ditch said...

Oh I just love that Happy New Year picture Wil. It reminds me of my childhood and you know what? We used to have a sledge being pushed just as the one one that card. I have often wondered what became of it. Fantastic.

antigoni said...

Happy new year Wil.All your posts,ABC, MY WORLD and SKYWATCH are awesome. Wish you and your family the best for the new year with love, health,happiness and many more wonderful posts.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Gosh, it's so beautiful... so tranquil.
How I miss scenes like these right now, I am happy to see these on the blogs so I don't feel too much of the "cabin fever" from these hard cold winters...

~Michele~

SandyCarlson said...

That's a very, very beautiful photograph. I love it.

Tarolino said...

Oh how I love these shots. Especially the last one. It's full of magic. So very beautiful.

Happy New year!

Fugazi said...

Totally stunning and breathtaking shots - and the lyrics of a beautiful song too... Happy New Year.... I am now speachless... :) Thanx for sharing...

Louis la Vache said...

Wonderful series of images!

"Louis" has been absent - very, very busy with his new espresso shop.

"Louis" et Mme la Vache wish you all the best this New Year!

Lakshmi said...

There is nothing more beautiful than watching the sun seeping through the branches and creating a pattern..there is a certain warmth in these pics..happy new year

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi wil
Fantastic skywatch,
Happy New Year wishes for you and your beloved , from

JoAnn's D Eyes/Holland

Smart Mouth Broad said...

WOW! Those are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Your photography skills continue to amaze me.

lmerie said...

I came back to look through more of your blog. These photos are absolutely enchanting! Beautiful!

Barbara Martin said...

Beautiful reflections with ducks paddling and frosty mornings. How perfect.