Friday, September 24, 2010

Angling the sun

I loved the way the sun reflects on the acute angle of the pyramid

I took this photo last month when we visited the Meroe Pyramids. You can read about them here.

For more skies around the world, click here

The Arabic word for angle is Zāwyh

To all who left kind comments on my post yesterday about the joys, trials and tribulations of being a journalist, THANK YOU! I loved every encouraging comment and take heart from all your words. Bless you all


  1. terrific sun !
    I see your clock, it's different than in Egypt because you are one hour ahead of me. Here it's now 8.35 !

  2. I read a lot of your blog and found it very interesting. I am a follower. Great writing and pictures.

    Congrats for having an article published. The first one is always special.

  3. Jo, sorry I haven't been around much lately or commenting much - I have just been so busy, with little time for blogging myself or reading other's blogs. I have caught up a little on yours now & am so enjoying 'seeing' the Sudan with you - your photos are great, too - I think you should write your own travel related guide to the Sudan ! (Love the camels and donkey's especially !)Looks like you are having SO much fun ;) ((Hugs)) xxx

  4. Hi Jo! So nice to hear from you! I've been busy with travel, work and getting kids off to college. How exciting that you want to be a magazine writer. I definitely think you have the talent for it. I like the Arabic words. Are you able to put together sentences? What a challenging language it is. Good work, my dear!

  5. Jo, I do believe you have actually captured some sun flares. If you look at the halo, there are wisps of the same light radiating further out.

    Tremendous shot, you should be on astronomy picture of the day!

  6. Hi Gattina, yes, Egypt and the Middle East are both an hour ahead of us, so two hours ahead of you.

    Hi Bill, thanks for your kind words and for following my blog.

    Hi Lynda, it's SOOOO good to see you. Just relax and enjoy
    busyness! Ha! Thanks for popping in.

    Hi Loran, it's good to see you here again. Yes, I can converse in Arabic, albeit slowly. I also understand what people are saying to me, even if I sometimes have to say please say that again!

    Hi Arija;)THANK you! I trust you are keeping well.

  7. Gorgeous shot, Jo. There's something special about pyramids. We were in Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan earlier this year with my brother and his wife. My husband walked around with them for a long time but I could have sat there all day. Of the four of us, I was the only one with a lifelong desire to visit Chichen Itza, so I just wanted to enjoy the fact that I was there at last.
    -- K

  8. Pragtige lyne op jou foto - hou ook baie van jou nuwe header & profile foto!!!

    Geniet julle slapie in die woestyn en voorspoed met al die artikels vir die tydskrifte! ♥de, Ida

  9. For some reason this reminds me of a scene out of the movie 2001...

  10. Stunning shot - one of the most striking Skywatch shots I've seen. I'll enjoy coming back to read more of your blog.


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