Bella Luna

After unseasonably warm weather, December finally got into winter mode with a sudden sharp frost

That let us walk on a carpet of diamonds.

And the moon – oh that glorious honeydew melon of a moon…

It hung in the early morning sky, a golden honey orb that painted the world in gold and silver and ice.

Here’s wishing you all a remarkable new year…

For more dazzling photos, please visit: Skywatch.

51 responses

  1. Fantastic shots of the moon.
    Wish you Happy & Prosperous New Year.

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    January 1, 2010 at 08:08

  2. Amazing colour
    Nice desciptions
    Happy New Year!

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    January 1, 2010 at 08:42

  3. So beautiful!
    Happy New Year! Cheers.

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    January 1, 2010 at 09:08

  4. Very beautiful! Happy New Year! 🙂

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    January 1, 2010 at 09:16

  5. I wish you too a Happy New Year!

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    January 1, 2010 at 09:39

  6. oh so beautiful shots…happy new year!!

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    January 1, 2010 at 09:42

  7. SirPe

    Nice shot of a yellow Blue Moon. Hey, a real Swedish moon! 🙂

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    January 1, 2010 at 09:43

  8. Tack det samma! Håller med om att det var en galet vacker måne i natt/morse. 🙂

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    January 1, 2010 at 10:16

  9. Great pictures. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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    January 1, 2010 at 10:37

  10. Amy

    The moon has been outstanding the last days….and you captured it so nicely and I love the diamond carpet description of the frosty ground…lovely-
    Have a super fantastic New Year my friend!! Hugs from Norway 🙂

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    January 1, 2010 at 11:04

  11. kelli

    Beautiful words and beautiful pics.
    Happy New Year from DK!

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    January 1, 2010 at 11:39

  12. Bonne Année!

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    January 1, 2010 at 11:39

  13. You need to publish your writing. This kind of writing.

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    January 1, 2010 at 13:15

  14. That’s a beauty of a photo.. with that frost in the foreground and the moon’s reflection. Just beautiful.

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    January 1, 2010 at 14:49

  15. Beautiful reflection of the moon! Great photos! Happy New years.

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    January 1, 2010 at 15:43

  16. What great photos! Love that reflection.
    I hope you have a wonderful 2010!

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    January 1, 2010 at 16:11

  17. What a big moon ! and a wonderful reflection !
    a very happy New Year to you too !

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    January 1, 2010 at 16:38

  18. Ladyfi: What wonderful views of the Moon and a great reflection. I hope you have a great New Year and continue to share with SWF.

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    January 1, 2010 at 17:03

  19. Happy New Year, and a good 2010 for you and your family. L.

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    January 1, 2010 at 17:31

  20. First, HAPPY NEW YEAR Fiona, and may you and your family thrive in 2010 with love and enthusiasm for life.
    The moon is amazing. What a clear blue sky and what is that diagonal line going through the moon?

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    January 1, 2010 at 17:34

  21. Wow!! I love the moon!! And the diamonds sprinkled on the ground near your feet!!

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    January 1, 2010 at 17:58

  22. Beautiful! Happy New Year!

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    January 1, 2010 at 18:02

  23. Beautiful! We had what we call a “blue moon” over California last night. So full…

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    January 1, 2010 at 20:14

  24. Ah, Ladyfi, you have captured perfectly that beautiful moon and it’s gorgeous reflections on the water! Magnificent! Wishing you a year of joy, love, peace, laughter and abundance! Happy, Happy New Year! Thank you for your visits to my blog and for your lovely comments!

    Sylvia

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    January 1, 2010 at 21:56

  25. Excellent pictures. I like the full effects of the picture with the moon, moon reflection on the water, and setting itself. Have a Happy New Year, and thanks for sharing.

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    January 2, 2010 at 00:32

  26. Clive

    Just beautiful!

    A very happy New Year to you all!

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    January 2, 2010 at 00:35

  27. Wonderful Moon over Sweden! 🙂

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    January 2, 2010 at 01:52

  28. Gorgeous. I’ll trade you. We’ve been having unseasonably COLD weather!

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    January 2, 2010 at 02:35

  29. Those frosty blues are dazzling! Keep warm.

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    January 2, 2010 at 03:11

  30. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

    Wishing you a wonderful new year!

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    January 2, 2010 at 03:51

  31. Lovely. Best wishes for an equally beautiful 2010.

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    January 2, 2010 at 06:06

  32. Lee

    Bella indeed. Thank you for 2009, looking forward to 2010.

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    January 2, 2010 at 07:33

  33. The night setting on your camera is fabulous, Fi. Great photos

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    January 2, 2010 at 16:37

  34. Happy New Year
    or in Dutch we say
    Gelukkig Nieuwjaar 🙂

    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya 🙂

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    January 2, 2010 at 20:53

  35. Beautiful, Happy New Year to you & yours.

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    January 3, 2010 at 00:24

  36. WOW… HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

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    January 3, 2010 at 00:28

  37. Oh Lovely — a poem really in pictures and words. thanks!

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    January 3, 2010 at 03:29

  38. HPH

    What an amazing moon!

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    January 3, 2010 at 10:22

  39. Beautiful moon shots!

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    January 5, 2010 at 01:25

  40. I love full moons reflected on water, but here the moon always appears too high in the sky to be able to capture both it and the sea. These are lovely pictures.
    Janice.

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    January 5, 2010 at 16:02

  41. Congrats on POTW mention :)!

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    January 6, 2010 at 08:20

  42. congrats on the POTW mention. your shots are rather striking…much like their descriptions. nicely done.

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    January 6, 2010 at 15:13

  43. Land of shimp

    Those are wonderful pictures, and I truly enjoyed them. It’s amazing how the lens of a camera can take our everyday reality, and isolate the specifics in such a way that the surroundings are rendered magical. Doesn’t that first picture make you think of that? The endless possibilities of all the little worlds on those diamonds of ice.

    Well spotted, and well photographed!

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    January 6, 2010 at 16:04

  44. Congrats on POTW mention from Hilary

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    January 6, 2010 at 16:13

  45. Such beautiful pictures. Congratulations on your mention on Hilary’s POTW…without which I would not have found you.

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    January 6, 2010 at 17:51

  46. Cedarflame

    Enjoyed! Love good photography.

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    January 7, 2010 at 01:54

  47. Congrats on the POW – Nice pictures – I think you are competition for Hilary.::)) I can see why she gave you the POW.
    Great Job!

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    January 7, 2010 at 07:39

    • Thanks for your kind words. But I could never be as good as Hilary! (Still, I can always try… ;-))

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      January 7, 2010 at 07:48

  48. Beautiful! Happy New Year and congrats on POTW.

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    January 8, 2010 at 02:54

  49. Stunning images. So lovely. I hope this new year is a wonderful one for you as well! : )

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    January 10, 2010 at 19:56

  50. *sigh* walking on a carpet of diamonds! Poetry for the ears and lips as well as the photos are for the eyes. The shots are beautiful. Good to see what the moon looked like on from two different continents! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog again and directed me to this! 🙂

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    January 28, 2010 at 23:28

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