Thursday, February 26, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Nunc Dimittis



"Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace..."

Something about this photo just reminded me of the traditional evening prayers said in Roman Catholic monasteries around the world.  It's always a time for reflection when the sun sets, isn't it?  Wishing you peaceful reflections this evening, dear bloggers.  :)

For beautiful skies from all over the world, please visit Skywatch Friday.

30 comments:

Louise said...

It is indeed peaceful. And beautiful.

Photo Cache said...

Thank you, a time for reflection is indeed needed for this holy season of lent.

Enjoy the weekend.

Char said...

a gorgeous sky - I wish I had a lovely view instead of this gray day that developed here.

Delwyn said...

The colours in your sky feel rich and ancient - and fit well with old tradition

ReluctantFarmChik said...

beautiful - what a great shot . . . don't you wish scenes like this could last longer than minutes outside of a picture?

bowledover said...

Wonderful pictures. Thank you.

Kitty said...

It isn't often you see such lovely sunsets of yellows and blues. Thanks for posting.

Ida said...

Nice capture.
Beautiful. :)

Christina said...

This is beautiful. I watched my son receive his ashes yesterday day and I almost cried. : )

Babooshka said...

Perhaps beacue it is heavenly.

George Townboy said...

Gorgeous - you shoot 'em good.

Country Girl said...

Back at you, Mary. Peace.

Beautiful.

Larry D said...

Wonderful photo!

Tink *~*~* said...

Ah, glowingly golden clouds - this is the stuff that heaven is made of!

Tink *~*~*
Now Playing at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* : Sanibel Island, pre-Charlie

Marka said...

Wonderful colors and a neat sunset!

Ruth said...

Beautiful and peaceful picture and quote. I am glad we get a new start every 24 hours.

Lyst på livet said...

bEAUTIFUL COLOURS WICH GIVE A LOTS OG REFLCTATIONS :-)
Thank you for visting me. I have followd "Little Red House" for a long time and I`m such a fan of your style :-)
Have a nice weekend

Hugs from Norway

angela said...

A moment for reflection and meditation, yes. You've captured the feeling beautifully.

Etje said...

Awesome!! Beautiful sky watch post.

Arija said...

A lovely, lovely sunset.

Marcie said...

Breathtaking skyscape. WOW!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love the layers of golds and yellows. A colourful winter view.

Carolynn said...

Gorgeous!!!

I've never heard that 'quote', but I do like it. Have a great weekend.

Deborah Godin said...

What a stirring way to present your SWF post - with the old "Church Latin." I wasn't Catholic, but I did study Latin in high school for four years; there's just something about it, especially in a clerical setting. I love Gregorian chants. Beautifully done!

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Lovely photo. I am an Episcopalian now ... Catholic Lite ... 1/3 less guilt : )

Adrienne in Ohio said...

This is beautiful!

John said...

Wonderful picture! Very nice sky color.
Have a nice weekend!

Lew said...

Sunsets are very reflective and give areat feeling of being at peace with the world!

Jeannelle said...

Gorgeous sunset for SkyWatch. And, meaningful connection to the blessing.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It makes one grateful for our beautiful planet. Thanks Mary, for helping remind us of what we have.
Mona