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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Volcanic Sunset

Hello everyone! I've been enjoying this evening looking at the flickr photos coming out of Europe on the volcano eruption in Iceland. This one, taken by mark1alpha on Chesil Beach in Portland, UK, is one of my favorites, with the ash turning the sunset red. Flickr has a blog post of other gorgeous volcanic sunset photos here. Lovely how the sun seems especially jumbo sized.

I took my friend Elaine to LAX last night for her flight back to Paris, where she lives half of the year. I was so happy to learn this morning that she safely made it home before they shutdown the airports.

An important PS:
Thank you all for your thoughtful, touching comments on my Isabella post earlier this week! Bella was so heartened to read them. They gave her a boost of confidence like you wouldn't believe. I wish I could reach through the computer and give you all virtual hugs. Thank you, thank you!


Blogger sngz said...

That's all ash? I totally thought it was water.

April 15, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

you are so funny sngz. the ash is above the water, yes?

April 15, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's beautiful. volcanic or not.

April 15, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger kelly ann said...

this is incredible!

April 15, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, this is so beautiful! i never knew ash made for such beautiful sunsets!

April 15, 2010 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

there have been some pretty amazing shots posted online of all this...

April 15, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Love Flickr all those photos are amazing! Your daughter is beautiful!
God bless!

April 15, 2010 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger LouBoo said...

Wonderful picture - its good to remind us of the beauty of it as its caused untold chaos here in the UK! I have family stranded in all sorts of places and no idea when they can get home! Ah well - its nature's way of reminding us that our aeroplanes are not the dominant force ;-)

April 15, 2010 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Adriana said...

Crazy picture! Glad to hear your Isabella is feeling cheerier as well :)

April 16, 2010 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger pearl. said...

its amazing how beautiful something so destructive can be,
Pearl xo

April 16, 2010 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger kimberj said...

thanks for the virtual hug :) Know that Isabella gets them everyday from our house. She is gonna be better than great!

April 16, 2010 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger Carrie Miller said...

Beautiful photo!! And I'm sure that Bella will make her transition with ease. She is obviously a very talented and special girl. I have a daughter like her, aren't we the luckiest of moms?

April 16, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Penney said...

So beautiful! It looks good enough to eat!
xo, Penney

April 17, 2010 at 6:08 AM  
Blogger Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Beautiful Tina!
But what happening to the world lately... earthquakes, flooding & now this?! Is the world coming to an end...errr???
Have a lovely weekend darling!
xo as always~PEACE*

April 17, 2010 at 3:06 PM  
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April 18, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Teleri said...

I live in Germany (near Frankfurt) and well, the sky is a bit grey indeed (especially at the horizon) or at least it's not as blue as normally. Our sunsets are not SO colorful as they said they would be, but what strikes me most (and gives the whole thing an air of "something's different") is the complete absence of traffic in the air. Not a single airplane to be seen.. for days. I am so happy that I don't have to go anywhere by train in these days.

April 19, 2010 at 2:28 AM  
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April 19, 2010 at 3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

breathtaking. i loved waking up to this photo this morning. Thank you Tina.

April 19, 2010 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Ms. Chyme said...

Lovely photo!

April 19, 2010 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Chickything said...

That video was amazing! You are so blessed to have a daughter like her. She shouldn't let anyone break her spirit! She's amazing!

I fell in love with the video, what a way to face a new beginning.

Good luck to you and your family!

April 21, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

Your daughter is amazing.

April 21, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

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