Thursday, December 4, 2008

Winter Evening





Pastel sunset shades
Into deep indigo -- where
A pearl scrap of moon
Rides high and lonely above
Winter's cold skeleton trees.


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11 comments:

Carol in Mississippi said...

An Appalachian sunset is one of my very favorite things, it is a glimpse of Heavens' gate! Did Ethan get to come home?

Pat in east TN said...

It's seems our evenings have been especially beautiful here lately ... so clear, so starry, simply breath-taking.

Yes, did Ethan get to come home?

Vicki Lane said...

The boy is home!

Carol in Mississippi said...

That's great news ! The boy is home! That reminds me of something my daughter-in-law said once;
"A sick man always converts back to a boy and he will want Mommy's attention everytime".So give him lots of it and he will be his ole self in no time.

Liz said...

Vicki - Did you see Venus and Jupiter making a face in the sky with the crescent moon? First it was a frown and then it went to a smile as the moon crossed the two planets (Venus and Jupiter).

Pat in east TN said...

Lis, I saw it as it was moving across the sky but as it all came together it went behind the mountain for me. Vicki, I hope you were able to see it ... it was quite special.

Pat in east TN said...

Ooooops ... forgot to say that I'm SO glad Ethan is home and hope everything goes well for him now.

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Vicki, I'm really relieved to hear this. K.

Vicki Lane said...

Missed the moon and planets event. Drat!

I took those pictures in Asheville, around 6,right before going inside to meet my last writing class. When we were finished, I was just in a hurry to get home and didn't check out the moon.

Liz said...

Venus and Jupiter are still close tonight - only 4 deg. - you can only see them for about an hour and a half after sunset in the SW sky. On New Year's Eve the crescent moon and Venus will again be paired (Jupiter will not be near them then).

Vicki Lane said...

I'll check it out if the ridges don't block my view. Thanks!