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  • Oscar
  • Ladies in bath
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  • Rainbow
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  • Abstract rain

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Birds on a wire

I’m still in England –

And probably enjoying a view like this one over the Sussex countryside.

I just love the lamps, the birds

And the golden tapestry of the field behind.

Birds on wire

For more golden moments, please visit: Skywatch. And I apologize in advance for not being able to visit you.

Smell the flowers

I’m off to England for a week –

Bouquet copy

Time to smell the flowers,

Smell the flowers copy

Enjoy life

And meet the family.

Pink copy

(So I won’t be able to visit you while I’m away — but I thank you in advance for your visit.)

 I’ve got some scheduled posts in case you want to pop in during the week!

For more beauty, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

Sunburst

The sunburst

Of a summer sunset;

Sunset relaxation

Long rays of sunlight

Lay flat on the sky

While clouds dance on golden lake –

Sunset 2

And, finally, liquid honey

Transforms a humble thistle

Into a magnificent creature of light.

Thistle copy

For more happy sunbursts, please visit: Skywatch.

 

 

Puppy love

Indulge me a little

As I talk about love and dogs.

(This is an old photo – but one of my favourites.)

Best buddies copy

Oscar, our dog, came to us

When he was four and a half.

He has taught us so much

About love and companionship.

(My son took this picture of Oscar, 11.5, and me.)

Fuzzy buddy

Ruby, 5, is our foster dog and has been with us since December.

She was mated and grew larger and larger.

Towards the end of her pregnancy, she didn’t go far

But loved the coolness of the late evening light.

Ruby light

We thought she might have three or four pups inside her (like the first litter of pups she had last year),

But she surprised us all by giving birth to eight healthy puppies.

This is a photo the breeder sent me on the same day as the birth.

I’d say love conquers all, wouldn’t you?

Ruby

For more love, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

Honey glow

I don’t seem to be able to get enough

Of our late evening honey glow!

Golden light

It pours like warm syrup

Over water and jetty.

Bonding

It bathes Oscar

As he enjoys the view;

Oscar

And dances on golden feet

Over the lovely clover.

(I lay down in a patch of nettles to take this photo!)

Clover copy

 

For more honey, please visit: Skywatch.

Garden delights

I love gardening —

I could watch it for hours!

Or even better, photograph it…

Rhodies

There’s nothing better

Than flowers in full bloom,

Poppy copy

Scenting the air

And acting as a landing pad for bees,

Bee

Or petalled beauties

Wearing pink wigs.

Thanks to all my neighbours who have such photogenic gardens!

Ladies in bath

For more beauty, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

And Our Heart Macro! 

Holding up the sky

Inside iron, you can find velvet;

Inside the hard, a soft centre –

And in the petal, there resides

The strength to hold up the sky.

Flower copy

For more stories, please visit: Skywatch.

Looking for light

It’s gone ten o’clock at night

And a strange creature with camera

Goes outside looking for the light.

Strange creature

She finds it

In the heart of a flower,

Heart

In the magic

Of sunbathing leaves,

Leaves

In a rainbow

Floating in the clouds

Rainbow

And in the beauty

Of her daughter’s face.

Arc

For more light, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

Stormy beauty

It’s been hard taking photos as the sun sets around 11 pm

And rises again at about 2.30 in the morning – and even then it’s never really dark.

Sometimes, however, you get lucky –

A cold front comes in, the fleece goes on –

And you go out to enjoy the beauty

Of a summer storm.

Midsummer rain copy

For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

Midsummer beauty

Midsummer is that most Swedish of Swedish traditions:

A wonderful time spent in red cottages with outdoor loos;

Red house

Where you can take shots of yourself

Next to iconic old red buildings;

Self-portrait

And where you dance around the midsummer pole

Wearing flowers and a silly smile.

Midsummer pole copy

This year was a bit of a wash-out for us –

But the rain did create a canvas of abstract beauty.

Abstract rain

For more summery shots, please visit: Our World.

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