Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Shepherd’s Delight, Red Sky at Night

 

Tonight the sky was pure magic, my camera cannot do full justice to nature’s magnificence. To the west and south, these colours shone.

Magical colours

Western sky from our front lawn

Further beyond the trees, the gold started to show. All four lads tucked up, sheltering from the wind that has blown all day.

One of the boys ready for nightime

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ May there be just enough clouds in your life

to create a glorious sunset”

Greetings from Jean

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous sky captures, the colors are lovely! And I like cute alpaca? Have a happy day!

Georgia said...

Lovely.
G

TexWisGirl said...

poor naked boys are probably chilled. :)

lovely skies! we say 'sailor's delight' here.

Our photos said...

Nice photos of the sky, Jean!

Barb said...

Your skies have been beautiful. We've had gusty days,too - with blowing snow!

Susan Heather said...

You get such wonderful skies down there.

Jim said...

What a beautiful sunset Jean!
Makes sense that 'shepherds' would be used there in the land of sheep.

Sailors outnumber sheep here by 10 to 1! Thus our version is the similar but different.
have a wonderful week ahead!

Ela said...

Gorgeous photos of the sky.
Your photos show the beauty of nature. Greetings

Janet said...

Beautiful!

Carol Mattingly said...

I like that quote Jean. Have a wonderful evening. Carol

Linda said...

Gorgeous and inspiring, Jean. Thank you so much for sharing.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A beautiful way to end the day--I wonder how many people didn't take a moment to notice?

KB Bear said...

Glorious photos of the sky, and an absolutely perfect quote! Thanks Jean!

Nancy J said...

Thank you all for lovely comments. Last night the photos were taken about 9.12 p.m. ,a mite cool outside, our B&B guests came home, Hugh wondered what I was doing!!! And the alpaca boys, not ours, they are in the neighbour's paddock just over the fence. Today's weather, 20C, gusty westerly, from 33 to 50 knots, so if either a shepherd or sailor, depending where you live, you would want to venture far from shelter. Greetings to all, Jean. p.s. down here some also use the "sailor's delight or warning" for night or morning skies.

Judith said...

Beautiful skies, beautiful photos.

Hannah said...

Lovely clouds, and I like the purple sky in the photo with the darling sheared Alpaca.

Michaele said...

My dad always said "fisherman s delight.. ." Beautiful no matter who you are.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful skies!!! Great timing!

Karen said...

Amazing how often our skies look alike, though we are thousands of miles apart!

Fundy Blue said...

Beautiful skies, Jean, both in your photos and your header. That poem is my earliest memory in my life, only in Prince Edward Island (Canada) we said sailor not shepherd! I saw your icon/comment on Breckenridge Barb's blog and hopped over. She went down to Denver to warm up while we came up to Breck to play in the snow. There are huge heaps of snow everywhere. Very lovely. I hope you are enjoying a great weekend.