The time came for the Festival of Dedication in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple, walking in the covered porch named for Solomon. The Jewish opposition circled around him and asked, “How long will you test our patience? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered, “I have told you, but you don’t believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, but you don’t believe because you don’t belong to my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice. I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life. They will never die, and no one will snatch them from my hand.
Colorado is not the only place where there are "Purple Skies of Majesty." These pictures where taken at the South Point Loop Trail of the Guana/Tolomato/Matanzas National Reserve. Everyone thinks the sky is blue but the sky is really violet! It is actually violet but the sky appearsblue due to the limitations of our eyes. Our sensitivity to light decreases as we reach the shortest wavelengths of the visible spectrum. The violet is there, but our eyes detect it only weakly. What we see is blue--present in large quantities and easily detected by our eyes. We really do have purple skies of majesty in Florida! I would love to get a picture of the moon under a dark violet sky. One of my favorite groups is Blackmores Night. They have a song I really enjoy "Under a Violet Moon" that has a medieval theme of knights, enchanted woods, Tudor Rose and stealing a kiss under a violet moon.
Under a Violet Moon
Dancing to the feel of the drum Leave this world behind We'll have a drink and toast to ourselves Under a Violet Moon Tudor Rose with her hair in curls Will make you turn and stare Try to steal a kiss at the bridge Under a Violet Moon Raise your hats and your glasses too We will dance the whole night through We're going back to a time we knew Under a Violet Moon Cheers to the Knights and days of old the beggars and the thieves living in an enchanted wood Under a Violet Moon Fortuneteller what do you see Future in a card Share your secrets, tell them to me Under a Violet Moon Close your eyes and lose yourself In a medieval mood Taste the treasures and sing the tunes Under a Violet Moon Tis my delight on a shiny night The season of the year To keep the lanterns burning bright Under a Violet Moon
We hiked the South Point Loop 2.7 miles and the Timucucan Trail 2.7 miles along the Tolomato River at the National Estuarine Reserve. There are two rivers that the trails followed: Guana River and Tolomato River. It was cloudy which help with heat and a pygmy rattlesnake slithered across our path.