Thursday, December 10, 2009

Friday Thoughts

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Winter Sunrise in the Ozarks

I captured these images on the way to work a couple of weeks ago. I was on my way to the office around 7:00 a.m. It is mostly a rural drive. The sun was up, but the clouds provided the opportunity to capture a couple of photos. These were taken with my Canon S5is point and shoot camera. It's a good all around camera when you don't want to drag out the DSLR. It has plenty of zoom, although it gets pretty fussy and fuzzy when you use maximum zoom in low light conditions.
Christmas is just around the corner. I trust everyone is ready. I still have to buy something for my bride. Any suggestions? The last three years have been jewelry, so I think I've worn that option out. Oh well, I'll come up with something.
Today's inspirational song continues the Christmas theme. Nothing says Christmas like this song. When I think of Christmas and the birth of my Savior, one song comes to mind. When I think of the promise of God fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ, only one song comes to mind. When I think about the promise of eternal life in a place that God has prepared just for me, one song comes to mind. All I can say is, "Hallelujah. Here is a traditional and contemporary arrangement of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Enjoy.


  1. Love the last video the very best. I would have loved to be there when they performed this. Nothing like being there.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  2. Your photos are breathtaking! Stunning colors! Lovely music compliments the beauty!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  3. That first photo is really good. I have been using my point and shoot a little more lately. It is fun to have a camera that fits in your pocket.

    About that gift have you seen the new S class Mercedes-Benz?

  4. I think I prefer the first photograph in our post as the colours are just that bit denser and I think I prefer the silhouette. Your smaller camera sure does hard work for you.

  5. Driller: Neat SWF photos from the car of the sunrise. Good luck with you Christmas purchases.

  6. Nice skies. Somehow it looks like winter, there's no warmth in that sun.

  7. Love the skies and your header and I'm still resting after climbing the tower LOL

  8. I love Christmas, but my house certainly is not ready. Not decorated yet!

    What a beautiful sky to accompany you on your morning drive. Very nice.

  9. A heavenly sounding chorus, without a doubt! The Winter portends clod air and bare trees. Yet, any season can produce beautiful, Spring-like colors up there. As nice as the sky is, keep your eyes on the road!

  10. That's really a beautiful morning sky. It could a sunset too! Happy skywatching. Thanks for visiting mine!