Thursday, 18 November 2010

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November is the month to remember in more than one way for me: my father died on November 2nd, 1959, and my husband on November 9th, 1999, and the past few weeks we were remembering the casualties of all the wars of the twentieth century. Every time I see a sunset in November, I will think of the following poem:

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left, grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

By Laurence Binyon


Sky Watch is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, and Sylvia
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32 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Glorious skies and the perfect remembrance of the many who have given their lives that we may enjoy freedom. May we never forget the debt we owe them! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Wil!

Sylvia

Steffi said...

Fantastic set of sunset photos!I love it!

Groetjes,Steffi

Gigi Ann said...

Your Sunset pictures are lovely. The last one just jumps off the page. Such a lovely orange-red sky.

Liz said...

Fantastic capture!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mine is here.

jabblog said...

Beautiful photos to accompany those stirring words. I hope we shall never forget the harm that war brings, for decades and generations following.

EG Wow said...

Yes, November is a time to remember, that's for sure.

Riet said...

Prachtige luchten Wil.November, een maand met herinneringen

Miss_Yves said...

Billet et poème très émouvants.
De beaux crépuscules.
Votre bannière printanière , très belle, donne une note d'espoir à votre message.

Tricia said...

Great colors & lighting captured here!

Happy SWF

Kim, USA said...

I love the poem and the sky is glorious. Thanks for sharing!

Fiery sky

Ann said...

I like the last photo. You have the yellow lights on top of the sun,, abnd the red clouds under.

Wanda said...

Those are magnificent photos.

I too feel sadness in November.. My mother passed away Nov. 2, 1991 to cancer. Miss her!

Kay L. Davies said...

You're so right, Wil. Beautiful words to go with beautiful photos.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

chubskulit said...

The last shot is wonderful!

Sky Watch

Hildred and Charles said...

The Act of Remembrance catches our hearts so poignantly. Your lovely sunsets are a great reminder of the scarlet poppy, Reader.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful thoughts and spectacular pictures, Wil!

ladyfi said...

A moving tribute: lovely poem and great photos!

indicaspecies said...

You have fond memories of them...

These captures of the stunning colors in the sky are gorgeous!

Arkansas Patti said...

Really love that last picture and those words are perfect for those who have lost someone prematurely.
I'm sorry November holds such sadness for you. I lost both my parents in November, though years apart, at Thanksgiving. That holiday is always tinged a bit with sadness at the loss but also sweetness as I remember the good.

Arija said...

November is such a sad month for you Wil. No matter how beautiful your sunsets are, they cannot take away the pain of loss.

Tricia said...

Very nice poem & Nov. sunset... so very sorry about your father & husband - and all who've fought wars!!!

God bless them all

George said...

The poem contains wonderful words of remembrance. Your pictures of the sunset are absolutely gorgeous.

Cloudia said...

Amen





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Patty said...

Beautiful sunset photos.Hope you and family have been well. My Father also passed away in November, actually it was on Thanksgiving morning in 2003. Have a wonderful week-end Wil.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Sad thoughts to accompany such beautiful photos.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Etje said...

Het is je weer eens gelukt om prachtige foto's in je logje te plaatsen.

Fijn weekend

Arts web show said...

That poem has so much relevance, especially now that we have soldiers giving their lives over in the middle east.
Your sky shots are fantastic

Indrani said...

Must be very painful for you...
My Prayers!
Lovely shots taken. :)

Kay said...

That is such a beautiful poem, Wil. Your skies are amazing. I love the one with the halo aura around it. Absolutely spectacular!

thomas said...

Lovely red sunset.

Dina said...

Ah Wil, may your husband and your father always be remembered only with love and fond memories.

Ann said...

This is the darkiest day for New Zealand, especially this is the 21st century, and when the Chilleans were all saved after being trapped for so long.

Each man had a story. The young was only 17.

Thank you Reader Wil, Yes, my son's 21st anniversary is on Nov 22nd.
I cried for myself, I cried for the mums.

You are the first in blog land I am sharing this, because you have always been special to be because you are among the earliest I have been exchanging comments.

I have just finished the first draft of my book, it is my testimony of my life. Please pray that it will get published.