Happily ever after

Most stories end with the heroes riding off into the sunset

And then living happily ever after.

Most of my stories end with us admiring a silken sky

And then swimming off into the sunset.

Either way – it’s a pretty happy ending, don’t you think?

For more fairy tales, please visit: Skywatch. And Weekend Reflections.

And for brave creatures, swimming or otherwise, see: Camera Critters.

110 responses

  1. Indeed it is….Beautiful shots. Second is totally amazing!

    December 15, 2011 at 13:35

  2. I have given up on ‘happy endings’ since I was posted in Thailand, they made it very hard to get any work done.

    ~The Dippylomat esq.

    December 15, 2011 at 13:36

  3. Riet

    Oh my goodness these photo’s are fabulous and that color is amazing. BEAUTIFUL shots

    December 15, 2011 at 13:47

  4. I think so.
    There aren’t any difference between water and sky in this photo. Very beautiful color makes happy us.

    December 15, 2011 at 14:04

  5. No words…fantastic captures…

    December 15, 2011 at 14:15

  6. Oh yes, Oscar does have many Happily Ever After stories…. and I I love them all!! AMAZING shots as always- the color is out of this world!!

    December 15, 2011 at 14:20

  7. Jeanie

    Happy endings and your photos are the best. Oscar looks like a hero in the first picture….he is such a beautiful boy.

    December 15, 2011 at 14:35

  8. Di

    Loving the purple! Very nicely done!

    December 15, 2011 at 14:40

  9. No, not a happy ending.
    But a wonderful beginning! :)

    December 15, 2011 at 14:47

  10. Oscar lives in Paradise.

    Talk about a dog’s life!

    Dreamy…

    xx

    December 15, 2011 at 14:55

  11. You get such stunning colour skies in your part of the world!

    December 15, 2011 at 14:55

  12. Oh, that is just gorgeous.;) With your sunset and my sunrise I guess it has been a lovely day.;))
    xoxo

    December 15, 2011 at 15:24

  13. Visual brilliance!

    December 15, 2011 at 15:25

  14. Bob

    A happy dog swimming away with sunset. Brilliant photos.

    December 15, 2011 at 15:39

  15. Wow, silken sky, silken water, even the dog’s fur looks silky. Love purply skies.

    December 15, 2011 at 15:46

  16. Absolutely. I never leave here without smiling LadyFi.

    December 15, 2011 at 16:09

  17. How do you do it? Always more beautiful, always more colorful.

    December 15, 2011 at 16:23

  18. if only all endings were as hapy….or as beautiful as those pics…thanks for the smiles…

    December 15, 2011 at 16:23

  19. gorgeous and perfect! heaven!

    December 15, 2011 at 16:31

  20. The only thing better would be if I could climb through my computer monitor and join you in this scene!

    December 15, 2011 at 17:22

  21. Stories with dogs are the best kind!

    December 15, 2011 at 17:34

  22. I love the golden light on your golden :) such a pretty postcard!

    December 15, 2011 at 17:44

  23. Both are lovely … as is your amazing pink sky!

    December 15, 2011 at 17:58

  24. how do you manage to get such a beautiful LAVENDER view? Do you use some kind of color filter on your lens or do you photoshop your pictures?

    December 15, 2011 at 18:05

    • Nope – no filter or photoshop. I’ve enhanced the colours a notch, but mainly the beauty is all Mother Nature’s.

      December 15, 2011 at 18:20

  25. Great shots!

    December 15, 2011 at 18:06

  26. So much beauty and color and one happy Oscar! Gorgeous captures as always, Fiona! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

    December 15, 2011 at 18:58

  27. Both possibilities can lead to a happy ending, but I sure like your silken skies and glorious watery reflections. But I’m not sure I’m ready for a swim this time of year.

    December 15, 2011 at 19:07

  28. Thanks for giving me these great colorful picture right in to my stormy world! wonderful!

    December 15, 2011 at 20:12

  29. Lovely post. Life seem so beautiful in your corner. Love the sunset colours and reflections, must be amazing to stand and soak these scenes in, so calming and uplifting.

    December 15, 2011 at 20:52

  30. A happy way to end any and every day! Lovely!

    December 15, 2011 at 20:57

  31. What a wonderful photo!Great place to relaxing,I can feel the calm of this landscape!Have a nice weekend!

    December 15, 2011 at 21:25

  32. you really get nice sunsets at that location. :)

    December 15, 2011 at 21:33

  33. Wonderful happy ending. Gorgeous colors in these shots.

    December 15, 2011 at 21:45

  34. Not sure about the ever after, but your photos always make me happy in the here and now. Thank you.

    December 15, 2011 at 21:51

  35. Gorgeous colours and Oscar is one very fortunate dog . Happy weekend!

    December 15, 2011 at 22:09

  36. Wonderful colors! You have captured Oscar in his element! :)

    December 15, 2011 at 22:20

  37. sandy

    It works for me, and obviously for Oscar.
    Merry Christmas!

    December 15, 2011 at 22:41

  38. Wonderful light – like swimming in silk!

    December 15, 2011 at 22:46

  39. Outstanding colors and hues. Again.

    December 15, 2011 at 22:57

  40. Jim

    Oscar has it made!!!! The hues in these photos speak for themselves.

    December 15, 2011 at 23:17

  41. a very happy ending for sure.. your dog is so fortunate.

    December 16, 2011 at 00:03

  42. Beautiful Fi!! I hope you will consider sending me an email about what you are grateful for to add to this year’s gratitude word quilt. It will be posted on my blog on Dec 31st. I am collecting expressions of gratitude from around the world. Enjoy the weekend’s skies, blue, grey, or filled with a pallet of many colors!
    Gentle steps,
    Laura

    December 16, 2011 at 00:31

  43. Al

    Silken is the right word for this sky – spectacular!

    December 16, 2011 at 00:43

  44. I love your Oscar shots, and yes, that’s a darn lovely way to end the day. Any day. exquisite! happy SWF to you Fiona.

    December 16, 2011 at 02:17

  45. Perfection!

    SWF

    December 16, 2011 at 02:22

  46. brilliant!!

    December 16, 2011 at 03:17

  47. Definitely!

    December 16, 2011 at 03:49

  48. Looks like a happy ending to me Lady Fi, captured beautifully!

    December 16, 2011 at 03:55

  49. I agree completely. And so would my water loving dog Java.

    December 16, 2011 at 04:06

  50. Simply beautiful … love that last shot!

    December 16, 2011 at 05:07

  51. What a trooper! That water must be cold by now.

    December 16, 2011 at 05:25

    • Yes, there was even some ice in places, but he does like the cold water!

      December 16, 2011 at 12:09

  52. You are getting some amazing coloured photos Fi – Dave

    December 16, 2011 at 05:31

  53. Oscar is in the water more than out of it, it seems. And is always a great subject for your beautiful shots.

    December 16, 2011 at 05:41

  54. Wow! Such pretty, vibrant colors. I love the purple. The colors in your area are awesome.

    December 16, 2011 at 06:04

  55. Oh yes it is an happy ending indeed. But is the water cold?

    December 16, 2011 at 06:24

  56. All I know is that Oscar is VERY HAPPY is family lives where it does!! Can you imagine him in the city?? :-)

    December 16, 2011 at 07:00

    • I definitely cannot imagine him – or me – in the city!

      December 16, 2011 at 11:35

  57. Life is grand when you can experience such beautiful happy ending every day. :)

    December 16, 2011 at 07:06

  58. Wonderful shots. He is having pretty good time.

    December 16, 2011 at 07:39

  59. Utterly beautiful although it may be just a little too cool for swimming where you are.
    Superb colours, similar to mine this week but much more pronounced.

    December 16, 2011 at 08:52

  60. OH WOW! It is a gorgeous ending. What a beautiful sight, the colors and reflections are just stunning. And I love your cute Oscar, he would like my Goldie Girl. As usual AWEsome photos, happy skywatching and have a wonderful weekend.

    December 16, 2011 at 11:26

  61. I would want to see these skies with all those colours some day.. Its amzaing :D

    December 16, 2011 at 11:32

  62. A true fairy tale, indeed!

    December 16, 2011 at 13:32

  63. How do you get such colors! Mesmerizing.

    December 16, 2011 at 13:35

  64. Looks like your dog is the real sky watcher.

    December 16, 2011 at 13:41

  65. A lovely way to end the day. xoxo

    December 16, 2011 at 13:44

  66. Fantastiske farger og atmosfære! Jeg elsker happy endings!

    December 16, 2011 at 14:43

  67. I don’t know what to say about this …
    The colours are so wonderful.
    I think I’ll stay here for about an hour or more, just staring at that first picture. :-)

    December 16, 2011 at 15:52

  68. JM

    Gorgeous once again!

    December 16, 2011 at 17:56

  69. imac

    Sigh, every time I visit, I’m in awe of your photography.
    Wonderful.

    December 16, 2011 at 20:39

  70. Nice shots Lady Fi

    December 16, 2011 at 21:12

  71. The colors, the reflections – BEAUTIFUL!

    December 16, 2011 at 22:15

  72. Yep, I think that’s a grand ending.

    December 16, 2011 at 23:20

  73. A perfect happy ending, without a doubt!!

    December 17, 2011 at 01:16

  74. Dreamlike and beautiful!

    December 17, 2011 at 02:14

  75. I like your endings! Very nice.

    December 17, 2011 at 03:18

  76. Those colours are quite amazing! Beautiful captures.

    December 17, 2011 at 05:26

  77. The beauty of your pictures always makes me smile!
    Wonderful post!

    Margie :)

    December 17, 2011 at 08:22

  78. I’m always astounded by your craft of creating a fantasy from one page of your daily life. A swimming off dog into the sunset beyond the purple ripples is awesome!

    December 17, 2011 at 08:44

  79. Brilliant colours for the skies, what an amzing clicks.

    December 17, 2011 at 08:46

  80. Gorgeous!
    Have a great weekend.

    December 17, 2011 at 09:05

  81. Very impressive photos! I feel pretty happy scene will last forever.

    December 17, 2011 at 11:22

  82. Delicious photos, reflections and colors are exquisite. A hug.

    December 17, 2011 at 11:32

  83. Å svømme i disse fargene må være en opplevelse både for hund og menneske:)

    December 17, 2011 at 12:32

  84. SandySays1

    Hi Lady Fi,
    Gosh, If I didn’t know better I’d swear that’s me in the picture overlooking that mirror of magnificent colors! I love visiting your site- you never disappoint. The Geezer and my pic are on the Greeting Card on my site. You’ll see the resemblance if you visit!
    Sandy
    http://www.sandysays1.wordpress.com

    December 17, 2011 at 13:19

  85. Liz

    Wonderful images!! A beautiful sunset and your dog just adds that special touch :)

    December 17, 2011 at 15:35

  86. I love your silken sky. Beautiful!

    December 17, 2011 at 17:36

  87. wow!!
    so beautiful
    the purple-ish light is stunning
    and Oscar looks magnificent

    December 17, 2011 at 19:38

  88. Gorgeous photos, those colors are amazing.
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

    December 18, 2011 at 05:02

  89. Brilliant colours for the skies, what an amazing pictures.

    Hope you are having a great sunday!

    Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

    Greetings, Bram

    December 18, 2011 at 09:22

  90. Wow, so beautiful! Love all the photos.

    December 18, 2011 at 10:05

  91. cat

    Your photos are very beautiful! Love the strong colors.

    December 18, 2011 at 11:06

  92. This is truly beautiful ! What colours !!!!

    December 18, 2011 at 12:05

  93. Love it!

    C x

    December 18, 2011 at 13:24

  94. The purple hue in the photos are amazing!

    December 18, 2011 at 13:46

  95. Pat

    Beautiful photos!

    December 18, 2011 at 15:00

  96. The violet in your photos are glorious! I think I would love to swim away in that, too :D

    December 18, 2011 at 15:43

  97. The picture with the dog is gorgeous !

    December 18, 2011 at 15:57

  98. Can you get water apples in Sweden? ;)

    December 18, 2011 at 16:24

  99. LadyFi: Enjoyed your header show. Your water is not frozen, I’m surprised. We have iced over. I always enjoy your lake photos.

    December 18, 2011 at 17:38

  100. Lovely colours, happy dog, happy days

    December 18, 2011 at 19:36

  101. That is one lucky dog…what could be better than that….

    December 18, 2011 at 22:39

  102. gorgeous photos!

    December 18, 2011 at 22:49

  103. Any fun Christmas plans?

    December 19, 2011 at 13:07

  104. It’s a beautiful ending. :)

    December 23, 2011 at 17:53

  105. What an amazing landscape. Beautiful. Really liked the purple hue. And the dog completes the scenery.

    December 27, 2011 at 10:37

  106. jaymoore409

    Poochie on the pier is awesome! Was that natural lighting and color, or did you punch it up in a post-processor? Either way, simply gorgeous!

    January 13, 2012 at 15:11

    • I punched up the colours in iPhoto.

      January 13, 2012 at 15:19

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