circle of time

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another Oops!-moment: trying to catch the sunrise through a window that wouldn’t open,  and catching the  room light reflection together with the sunset. but somehow i like it.

The new year starts with a simple and complex new photo challenge theme: Circle. I have a photo in mind for it, but need to find it yet in files… yet searching brought me back to this string of sunset light circles from December.

Here is the challenge page: weekly photo challenge “Circle” … and here are the collected photos: Circle

xmas moon moments + the joy of now

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Sometimes the skies seem to be moonless for days and weeks, especially in winter. but this week, the moon showed almost every evening – and each time, it was different, and beautiful.

The first moment is from Wednesday evening, with the moon growing towards a circle, and this pastel touch in the air.

And here is yesterday’s moon – it actually had a halo for a while. It was pretty amazing to see this; and later I learned that it was the first time since 1977 that there is a full moon at christmas, which made it extra special, even though it is blurry:

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I knew that the photo wouldn’t really work, but at least it captured the moment, and connects to the new photo challenge “Now”, and its invite to notice your present, and share a photo of it.

The “Now” task also connects to the upcoming Joyful January, here’s more about it: 31 Days of Joy – making january more joyful.

And the moon of course connects to skywatch friday, where some other moon moments are online.

nothing & the ocean

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That is me, a month ago. Standing at the shore of Alcudia Bay. Such a good memory. To go with it, 2 ocean quotes for our troubled times:

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”
– Mother Teresa

sky fridays

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It’s friday. So I am going through the recent sky photos i took, for sky friday. and am glad for them. Here’s what I wrote about them, while mailing a friend:

“…the skies are amazing these days, and each time I think: Oh come on, not another sky picture. And then I look at the sky and think: but this is special. It’s today. Here. Now. This sky. This moment. So beautiful.”

The photo above is a sky collage, the single skies are online here:
sky diary / sky friday rituals.