Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year 2009


This is a composite of two images, one taken at sunrise and the other taken during last year's (2008) Fireworks Extravaganza from the rooftops of Las Vegas Strip Hotels, fired at the stroke of midnight, to welcome the New Year which could be seen from miles away, (unfortunately, this spectacle will not be witnessed this year due to the regulatory changes... the firing locations are being changed to individual parking lots instead of the rooftops to welcome the new year 2009)...
I made this card In memory of the previous years' spectacular shows of Las Vegas New Year Fireworks...also to express my feelings at the End of a year and the Dawn of a New Day...bringing new hopes and aspirations for better times to come! My best wishes to all.HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Season's Greetings to All


A picture perfect scene shot from my window, of an unusual snow fall in Henderson/Las Vegas.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obama among the audience


Obama among the audience
Originally uploaded by nabila4art
'NEVADA FOR CHANGE" rally, 1/11/2008

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The Hall inside was packed to listen Obama's speach. 1/11/2008

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"CHANGE WE NEED" Rally for Obama, in Las Vegas, Nevada. October 19, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Portrait of the Harvest Moon of September 15, 2008.



Harvest Moon on September 15, 2008, as seen and shot outside my house. Here is some information


The harvest moon is the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox. - Dictionary.com


The Harvest moon is a legend in Norse mythology, it is said to be the most powerful of the Moons granting Loki's blessing for a strong harvest and plenty. The Harvest moon is often mistaken for the modern day Hunter's moon.
In the legend of the Harvest moon, it is said that all full moons have their own special characteristics based primarily on the whereabouts of the ecliptic in the sky at the time of year that these moons are visible. The full moons of September, October and November as seen from the northern hemisphere - which correspond to the full moons of March, April and May as seen from the southern hemisphere - are well known in the folklore of the sky. All full moons rise around the time of sunset. However, although in general the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day, as it moves in orbit around Earth, the Harvest Moon and Hunter's Moon are special, because around the time of these full moons, the time difference between moonrise on successive evenings is shorter than usual. In other words, the moon rises approximately 30 minutes later, from one night to the next, as seen from about 40 degrees N. or S. latitude, for several evenings around the full Hunter's or Harvest Moons. Thus there is no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise around the time following these full moons. In times past this feature of these autumn moons was said to help farmers working to bring in their crops (or, in the case of the Hunter's Moon, hunters tracking their prey). They could continue being productive by moonlight even after the sun had set. Hence the name Harvest (or Hunter's) Moon

Saturday, June 14, 2008