Thursday, January 20, 2011

This Moment: Mongolia Magic Sunset.

..{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A photo – no words – capturing a moment. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.


A moment you want to pause, savour and remember.

“This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane and responded to by me.

This is my moment!



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18 comments:

Debra said...

Magic is right! And breathtaking!

Ed Lawrence said...

You are so blessed to be going everywhere! Thanks for taking me along also! Great blog!

Jim said...

Thanks Ed and Debra. One day I may blog about why we are able to travel so much.
Meantime, stay tuned and ride along with us.

Wanda said...

Makes me warm just looking at it, which is very helpful when there is snow outside my window.

Beautiful!!

Hostel Tinktinkie, Santa Rosa de Calamuchita said...

Beautiful Jim! It is postcard perfect!!!!

SJ said...

This is the second beautiful skyline I've seen today and I do love them so much, unfortunately my sky is looking a little drab and grey from this end so I keep coming back to look at yours :)

Here's my moment this week: not quite a warming photo but a fun one.

http://almostthere.biz/2011/01/1338/

Mary said...

How encompassing! Are those tents, or huts? Looks cozy!

Jim said...

Hi Mary, theyb are Mongolian tents, called gers,
or others may call them yurts.
I'll post about them later, as they are very practical for the nomadic way of life. It will be very hard on the nomads given the northern winter this year across Europe. But they will wrap them in extra layers of felt made from their sheep or goats, and with a centrally placed fire box burning, they'll be very snug.

Jim said...

OOPs, I meant to say-'' across Europe and into Central Asia."

Pamela said...

Wow! What a view!!!!

Jim said...

Hi Pamela, really enjoy reading your blog also.
That view was taken as we were being driven out into the plains to look for families for our group to stay with, as spoken about in my earlier blog post of Hure' and his horse. So it's not a very good quality pic, as snapped through the bus window as we were moving. From the plains we drove right up into vast vallys then were dropped off at various nomad gers on families who just accepted our sudden arrival.

KD said...

Stunning! Is that an elephant I see, or have I lost my mind???

Jim said...

Yaks there KD. Plain old, Mongolian type yaks.
Milk them,use them for carrying, spin with their long wool/hair, and eat them. Very versatile animals.
I feel a yak blog coming on.
Strange how I go to write that word and I hit k first.
Spelt backwards yak is Kay, my wife's name.
As I say - very useful....

zablon said...

Beautiful

Jorie Pacli said...

Thanks for taking me to this place Jim. It's beautiful! Do Mongolians live in those tents? I am just wondering...;)

Kristin said...

What incredible colors! This is a beautiful image.

http://notintentonarriving.blogspot.com/2011/01/this-moment_21.html

Jim said...

Those ger tents are typical nomad tents throughout Central Asia from Mongolia, Tuva right across through to Kazahkstan, and even further afield wherever there are nomad herders.
They are popping up as quirky accom. in other countries also. There is a ger campsite for travellers in our Golden Bay area, here in NZ.

Susan Deborah said...

Perfect is the first word that crossed my mind as I beheld this breathtaking skyline.

Joy always,
Susan