Saturday, 19 December 2009

A Sydney Christmas - Seventh Day (Reflections)

The Swarovski Tree, Queen Victoria Building, George St

The Three Drovers (Verse 2 of 3)
The air was dry with summer heat
And smoke was on the yellow moon;
But from the heavens, faint and sweet
Came floating down a wond'rous tune
And as they heard they sang full well
Those drovers three Noel! Noel!
Noel! Noel! Noel!

Reflect on other contributions at Weekend Reflections.


Australian Christmas stamps - 1970, 1972 & 1973

43 comments:

Mirela said...

Wow... I love tiny lights on the tree and their light reflecting in the crystal decoration.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Julie: Neat ornament.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Lots of sparkle there

Dorothy said...

Beautiful pictures and sang!!! How strange is seems that it is warm weather at Christmastime! I remember reading a childhood book about Christmastime where it was hot weather in December and I thought that was the strangest thing I had ever heard! Merry Christmas to you!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Your countdown of the days of Christmas is very lovely, thank you very much. I am enjoying your Christmas stamps as well.

I am almost buried by a flurry of activity - trying to get our Christmas letter finished and mailed, choir practice for Christmas services, getting the house ready for my kids and grandkids who will come tommorrow for dinner, and something for this blog. What happened to my retirement? Oh well, Merry Christmas anyway.

Olivier said...

on dirait une cascade de brillant, magnifique

J said...

I'm enjoying this series - refreshingly different!

storyteller said...

Lovely reflections in your holiday decor ... perfect for the season! My Weekend Reflections are at Happily Retired Gal this week.
Hugs and blessings,

Riet said...

What a beautiful shiny colourful picture.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

You really caught all the faceted colors - "Came floating down a wond'rous tune", but for the eyes instead of the ears!

Three Rivers Daily Photo

Stine in Ontario said...

Love how this sparkles with the reflections!

Maria said...

What a nice ornamnet.

My reflection

awarewriter said...

Like sparkling jewels. Great series of photos.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely sparkly reflections

cieldequimper said...

Brilliant in every sense of the word.

Eden said...

Woww, those are lovely lights and reflections. You always take good pictures, Julie.

I am planning to visit Chinese Garden too sometime after Christmas. I haven't been there yet so it is something to look forward to. I will take the kids with me so they can also enjoy the train ride and look around Darling Harbour.

thanks for the visit and have a good weekend

Susan said...

A tree with crystal bling is quite bedazzling! Your ballad is lovely and underscores why I have become smitten with blogging..I have never given much thought previously to Christmas traditions in Australia...but I'm so happy to have discovered them here. thank you Julie! You have Drovers, we have Cowboys, similar...but not quite identical.

Vogon Poet said...

Another glimpse of that great building with the surprise of a Swarovski tree!

ρομπερτ said...

As diamonds will burn into 'a nothing' at a temperature harmless to glass, it is the latter that I do prefer, as the former won't ever be able to provide such beautiful reflections.
Please have a wonderful weekend.

brattcat said...

A variety of baubles to delight the eye in this post.

Carol said...

Marvelous with all the sparkle and reflections in so many colors...very beautiful...

Diane AZ said...

Wow, unbelievable colors in the crystal, love the sparkle and reflections!

Virginia said...

Well you've outdone yourself here Julie. This is top notch my friend. That prism is fabulous as well. WOW!
V

Pat said...

I love all the colors reflected in the facets of the crystals. All the colors of Christmas right there in those jewels.

VioletSky said...

Very sparkly. I hope to see the one in Toronto next week

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I love the sparkle and rainbow colours capture here. Reminds me of treasures, precious stones and gems.

Thom said...

That is a beautiful picture my friend. I just love it :) I enjoyed the Verse as well :) Thanks for sharing :)

diane said...

I would love to see that. I'm fascinated with that type of glass but its so expensive.

Rebecca said...

Lovely, so many reflections of light in so many colors.

Maia said...

Lovely color reflections and sparkles on these expensive crystals, what a beauty! Love the Verse as well and the hole Christmas series.
Happy Holidays!

Davine said...

Wow how beautiful are they.

Serendipity said...

Nice shot! I love sparkly things :)

James said...

Well done. You have really brought out the beauty of the wonderful ornament. That tree must be fantastic in person.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos and post! Perfect for this season!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello friend!
They are wonderful decorations,cute detail reflections and also loved those stamps, it's the perfect atmosphere for Christmas time!Well done!
Also I would like to say I LOVED the next monochromatic shot , next post.It's adorable!
Hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Ebie said...

Oh, Julie, I love the famous crystals, the lights are so ornate and the sparkle and glitter are so festive!
P.S. I have enjoyed reading and admiring your days of Christmas post. The flags, the murals, the State building all decked with beautiful lights!

elvira pajarola said...

........CAPTURING those spectacular lights..........let's count the colours.....!
My older son Joèl (13) just passed by.....counting and defining the colours of the cristals.....his Idea....!!!!
have a wonderful sunday
ciao elvira

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the deep blue of the colours! So pretty and sparkiling!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Fantastic..what a delightful photo with this enchanting piece!

bitingmidge said...

.... and it does please me too!

Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

J Bar said...

Superb shots, Julie. Thanks for your feedback and comments on the same subject today on my blog.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Stephany said...

I swore I was going to wait until you finished the series and then leave a lengthy comment. But I couldn't wait when I saw these photos. SO beautiful, Julie!! What I wouldn't give for some of those crystals. The stained glass is amazing.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've been smarting from all the comments about not colourising anything on that Christmas tree ... you've captured those crystals beautifully.

What's with the stamps in the 1970s, they are Christian but not Christmas themes ... how odd.