Friday, December 2, 2011

Watching the Sky

November in the Ozarks was going out wet and gray, 
until just after sunset Tuesday, when the clouds parted, 
and the trees, their bristles stiff and bare, 
painted bright streaks in the sky, forecasting clear days to come. 

I went outside before light the next morning, warm jacket over my wool robe, 
my hands tucked tightly into the pockets. 
 The waxing moon had set, and countless stars, in all their splendor, 
glimmered brightly against an India ink sky.

Constellations, recently emerged from behind their curtain of leaves,
greeted me like old friends.

High above was the Big Dipper, 
and Orion, the hunter, leaned toward the lake,
his faithful dog, Canis Major, at his side.

The night sky was silent, but in the morning light, 
we heard sounds that turned our faces upward.  
A large ragged V of migrating geese was passing overhead,
calling out praises with each beat of their wings.

We walk the earth, we watch the sky,
and we see glory.

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.

The skies display His craftsmanship.

Day after day they continue to speak;

night after night they make Him known.

Psalm 19:1,2

Also linking with Skywatch Friday


Jeanne said...

lovely photos, and lovely words!

Arija said...

Both shots are extraordinary but the first one with watercolour washes one on top of the other, changing the hues with each applications ia something right out of the box.
The light in the second is just as spectacular as the colour in the first.

hannah said...

Gorgeous images.
Wish you had your lightbox switched on: these would look even more exquisite against a black background.

Torunn said...

Lovely colors on the clouds. Beautiful pictures.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Oh yes oh much thanks for this, beautiful friend.
Joining the heavens
and leaning into the Love
that cares for us all:)

*Manja* said...

Fantastische Foto`s.

pens and needles said...

I love the winter sky! Day and night, when the weather is fair, the clarity is slmost startling. Your photo is amazing!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful post, you express what's in your heart wonderfully. So love your second photo.

Marcie said...

Exquisitely beautiful...stunning sky!

Nature in the Burbs said...

Great photos and lovely thoughts!

Mridula said...

Very beautiful skies, the first picture looks like a painting.

Lisa said...

Glorious sky photos - love them both!

Lui said...

What a dazzling display and inspired words to go with it!

Sweepy said...

Woof Lady your sky is on fire!

But wait!
Woof your sky has bird traffic.
And so is ours.

Anonymous said...

Wow - what amazing skies. Love the celestial light in that last shot.

hannah said...

Me again: didn't realize the lightbox was see-thru. My page is black, so it all looks black.
You can actually get the normal enlargement by clicking on image while holding down the shift key.
[no need to publish this comment]

Ruth said...

A beautiful post as always :)

Anna said...

Connie, such gorgeous images!!! The second is my fav. And your text is beautifully written!
Wishing you a super week :)

Pat said...

This is beautiful work, Connie! I love your photographs and your word pictures!

Rosie said...

These photos are absolutely spectacular! I always love coming here!

lisa said...

I am sure I've never seen such gorgeous reds in any sky Connie. These colors are just amazing, and what a joy this must have been to photograph!

Oh my goodness, all these beautiful colors, and just look at the light in the first one!! Love each one of these.

Thank you so much for sharing all of this beauty today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great evening!


Linda Makiej said...

Really so beautiful!!

Juli said...

How gorgeous, Connie. Extraordinary beauty.

missing moments said...

What a beautiful sky you have captured there!

Rohit Sareen said...

brilliant sky shots, cant decide which one's better...just goes to show both are really good!

My Third Eye

Sivinden said...

Superb sky shots!

Lisa said...

Lovely, lovely sky captures. Hope you are doing well.