Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Skywatch

Grand River, Cambridge (Galt) Ontario

The past week has been marked by a succession of winter storms in many parts of North America. While our snowfalls have been far above normal, they have not been as heavy as those in other areas. My niece, Jaspenelle writes that Spokane Washington has had over 40 inches of snow this week with more on the way. We have had about 25 inches of new snow in the same time period.

We live near the city of Cambridge, Ontario. The historic district of Galt was built on the banks of the Grand River by settlers of Scottish descent. Fine original limestone buildings have been well maintained lending an old world charm to the view. The river was completely frozen here a couple of weeks ago but was open this week below the Parkhill Dam. The day was windy and cold but the sun would peek through the clouds from time to time.

Wherever you are gazing at the skies this Christmas Day,
I wish for peace and goodwill toward ALL mankind.


See more SkyWatch posts from around the world here. Merry Christmas and thank you to the team who organizes this meme week after week.

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures.Christmas Blessings,Ruth

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  2. What a beautiful setting. Merry Christmas Ruth!

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  3. Hi Ruth- What a wonderfully calming image for Christmas. Happy Sky Watch.

    Tom

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  4. Beautiful post card photos.

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  5. Very lovely and peaceful looking with the rays shining through :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. That looks like a very pretty day: I like how you can see the rays of sun.

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  7. Wow...great pictures!Merry Christmas!

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  8. Definitely a perfect picture postcard phot. I fully endorse your sentiments.
    May Peace reign over the whole world.

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  9. Gorgeous photo! Merry Christmas :)

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  10. Ruth, what a gorgeous skywatch capture. It is a beautiful Christmas card. Have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and New Year!

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  11. As of this morning we are officially over 45 inches now, definitely a white Christmas. I hope you are having a marry one!

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  12. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing! Happy holidays and brilliant new photo-year from Norway :o)

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  13. Lovely glistening tone of blue light in the sky and water! Gorgeous photo!

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  14. What a lovely photo for Christmas skywatch! Merry Christmas.

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  15. An awesome photo. Looks like you could sell it as a card. It is so wonderful. Merry Christmas.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  16. awesome pictures...color beautiful. happy holidays from botetourt county virginia

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  17. This is an awesome Christmas sky! Have a wonderful holiday and celebration!

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  18. Beautiful, timeless, elegant.

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  19. It's a contemplative time of the season, both personally and culturally. Snow pushes our mind in new places. It would be a diminished world without it. Good to see it fall in full force ... but drive safely!

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  20. Now that is a definitely a post card photo

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  21. A gorgeous photo and you made it into a lovely card. Nice share! Merry Christmas!

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  22. wow! i love the lights from above! :)

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  23. Seasons Greetings and a Happy new Year. Beautiful picture! The sun light breaking through the clouds is fantastic!

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  24. OMG!!! your photo is amazing!!!!Happy Holidays!!!
    SkyWatchFriday

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  25. Gorgeous photos. Worhty enough to be put on a card.

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  26. What a wonderful shot for your Christmas SWF, Ruth.
    Merry Christmas and enjoy your holidays!

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  27. The winter skys have brought us lots of different weather types this past week, snow, sleet and rain.
    That is a stunning picture of the old bridge in Galt. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

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  28. Just amazing how the light shines down! What a catch!

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  29. Gorgeous! Happy swf :)

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  30. Wow! Stunning shot. The composition and colors are wonderful.

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  31. Here in Coastal BC we are getting our share of cold and snow. Today it is supposed to warm up and bring us rain. At least the streets will be easier to drive. I invite you to come see my Coastal BC snow warning. -- Margy

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  32. Merry Christmas, Ruth! Thanks for sharing those beautiful skies.

    Mary

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  33. Beautiful photos, Ruth. I hope you enjoyed a blessed Christmas.

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  34. A lovely message and photo. Happy SWF

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  35. Ruth, that is breathtaking. The light, scene and composition outstanding.

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  36. Lovely and it makes a perfect Christmas Card.

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  37. Thank you for all the lovely comments. I have visited all your blogs too, even if I didn't comment on each one. It is so interesting to see your world and skies.

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  38. I can only admire this wintry scene in all its glory as we in Scandinavia don't get blessed with white winters these days. At least not in the southern parts. It is a picture full of the charm of a real winter's day and a lovely spot by the river with the church spire in the background.
    Whishing you a very happy new year.

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  39. What a beautiful picture Ruth..so full of meaning...

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  40. Brilliant shot. Merry Christmas.

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  41. Happy New Year, Gutes Neues Jahr, Godt Nytt år. Great SWF pictures. Hugs From Fugazi.

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