Winter Solstice

This morning the day just looked like it was a bit special. I woke to a sky that looked like this, with a wind so cold and biting it took your breath away and made your ears hurt and cheeks sting. The shadows have been shorter and the light soft and wintery.

Today is the shortest day of the year. And it’s done pretty well to pack in all the prettiness it has.

Does that mean it’s almost summer?


  1. that second shot is magnificent.

  2. Oh my word that is glorious. Just a few more sleeps till I’m down in your neck of the woods – best pack my beanie x

  3. Every time I see a red sky I recite in my head “Red at night shepherds delight.Red in the morning shepherds warning.” I’m not sure what the warning or delight is……

    • Anonymous says

      Hi….Im from UK and also recite this! My understanding was that if the sky is red at meant that the next day would hold good weather for the shepherd..but if it was red in the morning, then it was a warning that the weather would be the shepherd had to think about herding the sheep in bad weather, or to find shelter!!….lesson over! X Deb

  4. Amazing.

    It’s only 162 days till summer, WOO!

  5. beautiful photos! Heres hoping Summer decides to turn up early~ we hardly had a summer here in Vic last year~

  6. Stunning image! Although your post just reminded me of how far I really am from home. It was the longest day of the year hear for me in the Middle East, and given temperatures at the moment are between 40 and 49 everyday I am very grateful to be on the downslide of summer!

  7. Beautiful shots! Love waking up to mornings like this!

  8. Such beautiful colors. Why is it that winter seems to have the most beautiful sunrises and sets, and star filled night skies. Trying to be happy about the layers and beanies and scarves that must be worn to view these beauties. (happy face) Thank you for sharing, Elizabeth xx

  9. stunning!

  10. The last one looks like a van gogh painting

  11. Beautiful photos! Reminds me of when my daughter said “red skies at night, baker’s delight”, which made me think we should cut down on buying cheese and bacon rolls!

  12. NO, no summer. Red sky in the morning, shepherds take warning. Red sky at night, shepherds; delight. I took several pictures but this is on Flickr.

    Totally unedited bar a light cropping. That was 7:15 am and the change was her before 10:00 in Sydney. Cold and raw all day. Taken with iPhone as by the time I took DLSR out and set up to my satisfaction, the light would have changed from this.

  13. I don’t want summer. I luff Winter Solstice. Fires, donnas. blankets, cognac, snuggling, heaters, hot puddings…

    Pity you didn’t live nearby.


  14. Wow these pictures are amazing x

  15. Oh so pretty Beth. Love it.

  16. Stunning images! I’ve been captivated by pink skies of late too x

  17. Beautiful. Almost summer? I wish.

  18. Yes it was mighty brisk in my neck of the woods also. Sadly I was out at at 6 buying milk and bread b4 heading off to work. Brrrr!!! G.x

  19. BEAUTIFUL PICS. Wow. I love the sky. When it’s all fancy like that, it’s like, God is totally talking to us.

  20. That’s just magic lady. Beautiful shots. Amazing that something so perfect can be created in the sky like that. And yes, I’d like to think now that the shortest day of the year has happened, Summer is just a heartbeat away xo

  21. goddamn. there was a mighty inferno in your sky that morning. Great photos.

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