Thursday, May 20, 2010

skywatch Friday: Autumn in Auckland


This was such a beautiful autumn sun set in the Southern Hemisphere in New Zealand when most of you are having spring. Taken from my dining room window.

It looks like the eruption of a volcano in my backyard. My mind is not that imaginative. I am teaching my kids how Fire came to Samoa. It tells of how a boy Ti'iti'i wrestled with the Earthquake God Mafui'e who resided in a volcano and Ti'iti'i won and Mafui'e told him the secret.

I even made up a ditty for the kids, and they love it when they rub with two sticks.

Rub! Rub! Rub!
Rub! Rub! Rub!
Rub! Rub! Rub!

Now I get fire.
Now I eat yummy food.


Kathy said...

Such a beautiful dramatic photo!

Lois said...

Stunning shot! I love autumn.

Ah Ngao said...

is it chilly out there?...i think i can feels it over here,just looking at the sun set

Antonina said...

Fantastic shot!

Reader Wil said...

Very beautiful! Yes we are having a wonderful time!

rainfield61 said...

We always remember about old friends when sitting beside the sunset.

The atmosphere has this power.

Kim, USA said...

Wow that is so pretty!! So it's Autumn in your place now? Happy Weekend.


Unknown said...

beautiful orange sky.

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome crimson SKIES ANN! Lovely capture!!!

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Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

Ann you have captured a very beautiful and serene sunset. I enjoyed my stay in Aotearoa. I could live there! Have a happy weekend.

Diane AZ said...

Wonderful Autumn sunset. Fire-like colors but the clouds resemble a soft blanket. Great post!