Monday, 1 December 2008

Sunset on the Nile for Skywatch.




 
 
 

One sunset I wouldn't have missed. We all watched it from the upper deck of the Nileboat. We stayed four days on this boat
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A Thought of the Nile


It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands,
Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream,
And times and things, as in that vision, seem
Keeping along it their eternal stands,--
Caves, pillars, pyramids, the shepherd bands
That roamed through the young world, the glory extreme
Of high Sesostris, and that southern beam,
The laughing queen that caught the world's great hands.

Then comes a mightier silence, stern and strong,
As of a world left empty of its throng,
And the void weighs on us; and then we wake,
And hear the fruitful stream lapsing along
Twixt villages, and think how we shall take
Our own calm journey on for human sake.



James Henry Leigh Hunt


Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy & Louise
Thank you so much for this great meme. For other wonderful skies all over the world click on logo

31 comments:

Arija said...

Great choice of poem to go with your lovely Nile sunset.
I wrote a free verse under my Sywatch the other day if you are interested.

Mary said...

Oh how wonderful!!! It must have been the trip of a lifetime. :)

Sara G said...

Absolutely beautiful!!
Take care

Texas Travelers said...

Great post and photos.
Must have been a great trip

Troy

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

pretty sky and welldone I like this Nile sunset. thanks for showing Rwil1

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JoAnn greetings

Kim said...

Wonderful images, I just want to stare at them all day, beautiful.

Denise said...

Your SWF photos are marvellous and I have enjoyed the others on your trip to Egypt. Fantastic!

RuneE said...

That must have been a very special feeling - history and modern times at the same time.

Gramma Ann said...

What a lovely series of sunsets. Isn't it wonderful, no matter where we travel in the world, there always seems to be beautiful sunsets, and none are ever the same! How wonderful to see a sunset on the Nile!

naturglede said...

Greate choise that sunset. You must have been on a big adventure.

Merisi said...

This image speaks of a great journey lived! :-)

marina said...

Nile is the perfect place to photo! I love your sidebar pics! They're so sweet!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sky Watch is a great way to travel. Otherwise I might never see such a beautiful sky over the Nile. Nice shots!

imac said...

Fitting words to a grand selection of photos.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful sky images. I love your header.

Leora said...

There's a place of beauty that I will probably never visit! Thanks for the lovely sunset shots.

Pretty Life Online said...

Nature is truly beautiful! Happy weekend! Hope you get time to visit my corner too...

Raven said...

Lovely photos and poem. Four days on a boat on the Nile sounds pretty wonderful.

Wren said...

Oh, wow! There's something mystical and compelling about that particular river, isn't there? Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Mary said...

Wow....that would definitly be one to remember! beautiful!

Indrani said...

That yellow is so soothing. It must have been awesome watching the sunset across Nile.

Grammy said...

Happy sky watch Friday
Love your beautiful photos.

vincibene said...

Wonderful pictures!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Reader wil - I cannot get past that absolutely lovely heading on your blog! We have snow here and that picture is magical.
Love the skies below it too

Gretchen said...

One of my dream trips! Thanks for sharing it. :)

Kelly said...

Wow! I'm so glad to see some of the photos from your wonderful trip! These are just stunning photos! I am glad you able to see these in person, how blessed you are! The poem is lovely that you used with your photos! Welcome home and keep the photos coming! Also, I love your new Header on your Blog!! Terrific!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Great photos. Would love to hear more about your trip.

Elizabeth said...

What an amazing journey.
Wish I was there with you.
Season's greetings for the Feast of St.Nicholas

Pretty Me!! said...

nice sunset shots !! thanks for sharing :)

The Tile Lady said...

GREAT Skywatch! Nothing could top this view on the Nile! WOW! You are so fortunate to have been there, and I feel like I have had a glimpse of it's magic too!

Marie

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a gorgeous sunset...enjoyed your post as well.