Thursday, December 18, 2008

Skywatch Friday, dining al fresco

Hey, George...Alan...could you stop eating for just a second? The sunset behind you is gorgeous. You really need to come up for air and watch it.



Huh?


What sunset? Can't you see we're busy here?



Be that way. Get your big ears out of the way then
and let everybody else take a look.



For more views of sunsets and the sky around the world, visit the Skywatch Friday home page.

46 comments:

  1. Linda, wonderful pictures as usual. Those guys make great props for your pictures - I guess it's their way of earning their feed.

    This will be my last comment until the first of the year because Betty and I leave tomorrow morning for Tennessee.

    I wish you and all your critters a blessed and joy-filled Christmas.

    Dan

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  2. Well, they may not be looking at the sunset, but it sure looks like they might be 'listening' to it! Beautiful blazing colors!!

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  3. that is a stunning sunset.......

    Gill in Canada

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  4. Very cool shots!! Awesome, as a matter of fact. Thank you.

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  5. wow what a lovely look at (sweet!!!!) horses thats my favorite, they are so great, Nice sky's all is nice on your blog.

    Merry CHRISTMAS!! , visit my blog:
    www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

    JoAnn/Holland

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  6. That's just stunning! George and Alan have no idea what they are missing with their heads down like that :D

    Tink *~*~*
    My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! And I love those long-eared guys! Wish I was there to give them a big hug. Thanks so much for the smile and the beauty!

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  8. Great idea for skywatch shots, I love how you incorporated the animals in the pics.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  9. Unappreciative burros! Do you always feed them with a camara in your hand? I'm glad you did, that is a really stunning sunset and a nicely put together post as well.

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  10. Those two donkeys are simply adorable and this conversation reminds me of the ones I have with my two dogs when i want them to pose in front of a beautiful scene :) They of course would rather run around the woods in search of wild life tracks.

    An exceptionally vivid and colourful sunset you have posted this week for our enjoyment. Thank you for that and merry Christmas too.

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  11. Very cute. Nothing like a couple of talking burros to keep me giggling!

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  12. Very nice. Love all of them.

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  13. WHOA!! You aren't kidding! That is gorgeous!
    ~Michele~
    Mountain Retreat- Canada

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  14. GREAT pics!

    ~Southern Commander~

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  15. Cool shots,Very beautiful colored sky.

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  16. Wow! Amazing pics! Wouldn't be the same without the ears. :)

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  17. Those adorable burros missed the show. Sure glad you didn't great photos of a dramatic sky and very well presented.

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  18. Gorgeous pictures - well done!

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  19. Linda - my husband wants to know the details of your photos. Obviously you were using the flash (right?) on the donkies, but what aperture and shutter speed did you use?

    Apparently, he's tired of seeing me struggle with sunset pictures...

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  20. What can I say? So beautiful.

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  21. What a spectacular sunset...but as usual, George and Alan stole the show!!!

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  22. What a beautiful sunset!

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  23. Absolutely stunning sunset photograph. I'm speechless, which doesn't happen often.

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  24. CindyDianne, tell your husband I cheated and used the camera in Program mode - I was in a hurry and didn't want to miss the sunset! But the stats tell me that the photos with the donkeys in the foreground were shot at 1/60, f:3.5, 18mm on the zoom, with the built-in flash. The last one was at 1/60, f: 5.6, 135 mm on the zoom.

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  25. Spectacular and funny! What a combo.

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  26. Funny photos ... and beautiful sunset. The one with just the donkey ears especially.

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  27. It doesn't even look real! What an incredible sunset!! George and Alan probably find it boring...just another gorgeous sunset....:)

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  28. Fabulous skies! What colors!

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  29. Silly donkeys. That sky is incredible!!!! And I agree with a previous comment, the sunset does look better with ears. :-)

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  30. Oh what beautiful shots you've captured here! Very Very Niiice - Love the colors!!!

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  31. Loved the pictures and the captions

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  32. Awww...how sweet is this, with George and Alan. The sunset is awesome, wonderful, gorgeous !

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice day

    Best wishes
    send you
    Cheyenne

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  33. Ack! They are so damned CUTE!!!!!! I love Alan's eyes with the white circles-he's like a reverse raccoon :) And George is soooooo adorable.

    I tell ya...I have burro envy!
    xoxox

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  34. Linda: Wow, what a really neat sky and those boys did want to be in the picture. They just didn't want to see the sunset.

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  35. Great sunset pictures, such vivid color. I enjoyed your "elf Yourself" at the bottom of the page too!

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  36. Ahhhhh. That was lovely. Thank you, I needed that sunset.

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  37. Fantastic sunset! I really like the way you presented it too. lol!

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  38. the guys have an awesome view...dining al fresco.
    happy holidays.

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  39. What an amazing sunset - not suprising the "boys" were more interested in dinner!

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  40. As someone said here, I too, find there's nothing to keep me smiling and giggling better than talking burros. The thing is, you obviously do hear them, because I've found that donkeys are extremely "talkative" in their way and they are also very...smartASS...of course! LOL. You do capture exactly what they are saying, I think.

    Gorgeous sunset and definitely better with George and Alan in the photos.

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  41. Okay, so now I want to move THERE.

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  42. Fantastic sky. Love the southwest.

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