Thursday, July 23, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Red Sky at Night, What a Delight

Our last night in Venice, we were very tired (and freezing), and quite tempted to hightail it back to our hotel and a warm restaurant. But sanity prevailed and we took a vaporetto over to the tiny island of San Giorgio Maggiore and climbed to the top of tower at the charming church of the San Giorgio Maggiore. As we got out of the lift, the elevator man hurriedly pointed to San Marco's Plaza, smiling broadly and saying "bello, bello" like in a movie. And it was. There was no one up there but us, and for a few minutes we enjoyed a perfect combination of the best of man and nature. I hope this photo gives you a taste of what we experienced.
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15 comments:

Smitten by Britain said...

Hi Frances, I just became your eighth follower. Love your photos and since I don't normally chat with you but Denis, congrats on the book. Fab news.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Congrats on the new blog Frances I am looking forward to following it!You guys need to send me andARC of the book so I can blog about it and get the word out!

ProdigalWife said...

Thanks guys! For your comments, for the congrats, and for following my new blog! It's fun!
Actually, Melissa, I can't let Denis "chat" by himself--he's much too naughty! So you've been talking to me as well...
Carol--we just found out today what an ARC is! We don't know yet what we'll get from the publisher, so can't promise, but we know we want to get the word out so we'll definitely ask--and thanks!

Arija said...

WOW to your feature photo and WOW to your so stunning Venetian sunset! We so often see God putting on a show of exquisite beauty just for us, sometimes in a remote place sometimes in a huge matropolis where others have their eyes glued to their problems and refuse to drink from the chalice of wonder under their noses.
That truly was a sunset to warm your heart and forget about the outside temperature. One that gladdens your memory when the cold is forgotten.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Wow, you captured the sunset majestically! And I love your photo on the sky watch site too! It looks like the heavens are opening up, shinning new lite! Simply beautiful! Plan to keep following your site! Happy Friday! :)

B SQUARED said...

You are so lucky you went. Amazing!

Regina said...

Gorgeous sunset.

gwendolen said...

Love the sunset. Such a beautiful setting and colours.

Hilda said...

Wonderful! 'Bello' is right! Happy SWF!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

That is some sunset, Frances! Venice is wonderful, isn't it! Yes, I saw you are hosting SWF this week - left a comment there for you too. Both great shots!
Janice.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Gorgeous sky. The color is amazing.

ProdigalWife said...

Thanks everyone! So pleased to read all your lovely comments. Photo brings back wonderful memories, too...

LV said...

Welcome to blog land. I have only been doing this for a few months. I love the beautiful picture of Venice. I had the pleasure of visiting there once and found it very interesting. Glad you are in the states and will continue to be happy here. Thanks for my visit today.

Denise said...

Spectacular photograph. I have never been there but visit through beautiful shots such as these.

Dewdrop said...

Ahh, your shot is very similar to mine with the melting sky. Love the crimson glow in yours.