Swirl

When dawn breaks

In a purple swirl

Swirl

And the promise of

A beautiful day –

Cloudy dawn

Then the best thing to do

Is say thank you

And dive right into the present.

Jump Oscar cloud

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94 responses

  1. This is just amazing and fabulous to see in the early morning!!!

    September 19, 2013 at 13:01

  2. realy its amazing

    September 19, 2013 at 13:12

  3. I love Oscar!

    September 19, 2013 at 13:13

  4. Joe

    Gorgeous photos and very cool dog :D

    September 19, 2013 at 13:26

  5. Oh my goodness. Your pup jumping into the water! What an incredible shot.

    September 19, 2013 at 13:36

  6. Love these photos and i love the ripple you captured in the water (and that captured the dog’s attention haha) in that last pic.

    September 19, 2013 at 13:37

  7. Beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

    September 19, 2013 at 13:48

  8. I thank GOD for you and Oscar! Xx

    September 19, 2013 at 13:53

  9. Absolutely amazing shots! These colours – gorgeous! Love the last shot! :)

    September 19, 2013 at 14:00

  10. These are magnificent!

    September 19, 2013 at 14:06

  11. superb, so peaceful and calm…

    September 19, 2013 at 14:25

  12. Beautiful Oscar wading through water, lovely it.

    September 19, 2013 at 14:41

  13. oh those skies and oh that adorable oscar .. the combo cant be beat

    September 19, 2013 at 14:57

  14. Wunderschön!! ♥

    September 19, 2013 at 15:00

  15. How lovely to see a reflection of the clouds in the water in that last shot – and what a beautifully-timed shot it is!

    September 19, 2013 at 15:12

  16. Willow

    Gorgeous ,just outright gorgeous prose and photos. Also love Emerson !

    September 19, 2013 at 15:23

  17. Yes, why not!

    September 19, 2013 at 15:27

  18. I love opening up my computer in the morning and seeing your lovely sunrise shots!.. Just gorgeous!

    September 19, 2013 at 15:32

  19. All of them are amazing! Really lovely clicks!

    September 19, 2013 at 15:49

  20. Yes, some nice pictures! I love those soft colors, excellent! Good work!

    September 19, 2013 at 16:26

  21. Such tender, delicate colours…and what a glorious way to be reminded to dive right into the present with a splash.

    September 19, 2013 at 16:28

  22. Beautiful sky! Animals teach us to enjoy the present moment. :)

    September 19, 2013 at 16:33

  23. I just love swirls in the sky…in any color.

    September 19, 2013 at 16:33

  24. I feel the magic!
    Thank you!
    Truly gorgeous shots :)

    September 19, 2013 at 16:54

  25. What a beautiful beginning to a day. It’s good to see that Oscar knows how to appreciate a day like this.

    September 19, 2013 at 17:01

  26. Wow! Awesome capture and excellent take on Oscar… lovely purple swirls

    September 19, 2013 at 17:07

  27. What a beautiful place to watch the sun come up. Oscar looks very happy to be there too! Superb photos!

    September 19, 2013 at 17:12

  28. Don

    Mystical Oscar walking on water.

    September 19, 2013 at 17:26

  29. Love it…. Let’s just DIVE right into our day…. Even when it’s not a gorgeous sky and beautiful weather, we still need to DIVE in and do it with gusto.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    September 19, 2013 at 17:26

  30. Clouds in the first shot are looking as if someone painted it. Beautiful pictures.

    September 19, 2013 at 17:42

  31. lovely!!!

    September 19, 2013 at 17:59

  32. big smile for oscar breaking the peace!

    September 19, 2013 at 18:07

  33. Beautiful!

    September 19, 2013 at 18:15

  34. What beautiful swirls! And that last shot of Oscar is fantastic :)

    September 19, 2013 at 18:23

  35. Those lavender tones are exceptional! All are beautiful, though. Always enjoy seeing Oscar, too, in or near the water. :)

    September 19, 2013 at 18:30

  36. Your photographs are always magical.

    September 19, 2013 at 20:11

  37. Oh! Oh yes! Oscar is Zen

    Aloha

    September 19, 2013 at 20:37

  38. how very beutiful!

    September 19, 2013 at 20:40

  39. Lovely.. :)

    September 19, 2013 at 20:53

  40. Wonderful pictures.
    The most beautiful of the Academy. I get the feeling that looms over the water.
    All the best.
    Lucia

    September 19, 2013 at 21:11

  41. What incredible light!

    September 19, 2013 at 21:12

  42. You capture the amazing light with such genius! And your golden boy just makes the light look even better!

    September 19, 2013 at 21:44

  43. Amen! Amazing mornings like this are beautiful to the eyes and the soul.

    September 19, 2013 at 22:02


  44. You’re a teacher achieving these environments purple and these special lights.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    September 19, 2013 at 22:17

  45. These shots are beautiful. Amazing shot of Oscar. I just posted a Skywatch post if you would like to visit.

    September 19, 2013 at 22:36

  46. Lovely shots and Oscar’s photo is fantastic!

    September 19, 2013 at 22:49

  47. Love the pretty purple swirls and the colorful sky! And Oscar jumping in is my favorite. Great images, have a happy weekend!

    September 19, 2013 at 23:02

  48. Fi this is such a beautiful mindful moment, swirling into the present with your words and photo is wonderful, thank you :-)

    September 19, 2013 at 23:10

  49. ha. looks like pups is diving right into it for sure…love that little fog on the water….pretty….

    September 20, 2013 at 00:10

  50. Lovely, gentle colours Fi….. and I love how Oscar always seems to find something to be joyful about! Thanks for sharing.

    September 20, 2013 at 00:14

  51. oh Fi… beauty, wisdom, cuteness, truth… what could be more perfect?

    September 20, 2013 at 00:52

  52. You have such a gift and that helps us all appreciate nature better…Michelle

    September 20, 2013 at 03:45

  53. Waw, so wonderful to see! Makes me feel so peaceful.

    September 20, 2013 at 05:24

  54. Oscar is going to retrieve a morning cloud. I’m sighing at your skies, Fi.

    September 20, 2013 at 05:26

  55. So very very Beautiful. What magical moments.

    September 20, 2013 at 05:48

  56. Amazing views. I love Oscar love for water.

    September 20, 2013 at 05:59

  57. wow, what a sky! I cannot remember the last time I saw a sunrise as I am not an early riser.

    September 20, 2013 at 06:33

  58. nice to see oscar again.

    September 20, 2013 at 06:41

  59. Oscar is a great philosopher.

    September 20, 2013 at 06:51

  60. Oh, my stars! That first image is something out of a cotton candy fairy tail wilderness.
    You always find the best colors in the sky to capture.

    September 20, 2013 at 07:04

  61. Anonymous

    You have captured that “Good to be alive” moment. Beautiful!

    September 20, 2013 at 08:01

  62. Jim

    Beautiful colours.

    September 20, 2013 at 08:24

  63. These are great shots.

    September 20, 2013 at 13:50

  64. such amazing colors and light. A paradise.
    thanks for sharing.

    September 20, 2013 at 14:13

  65. What the magnificent views! like its..

    September 20, 2013 at 14:14

  66. Fantastic captures.

    September 20, 2013 at 14:16

  67. A beauty,swirl,mist and another dive,
    probably doing after the cloud reflection.

    September 20, 2013 at 14:35

  68. Pat

    Such lovely images. I always like seeing Oscar.

    September 20, 2013 at 16:14

  69. It’s always a joy to catch up with your images Fiona, merci beaucoup.. Have a wonderful weekend.

    September 20, 2013 at 17:59

  70. Your photos are always uplifting in their beauty.

    September 20, 2013 at 20:29

  71. Beautiful…almost makes me want to be there.

    Jen

    September 21, 2013 at 00:24

  72. Your sky shots are always amazing, these are no exception! Gorgeous!

    September 21, 2013 at 01:07

  73. Great shots – ans I did not know that Oscar had super-powers! (I assume he is just walking out to have a look at that swirl!)

    Stewart M – Melbourne

    September 21, 2013 at 04:25

  74. How beautiful these pastel pink skies !

    September 21, 2013 at 09:55

  75. What a wonderful thought to start the day with!

    My Yatra Diary…

    September 21, 2013 at 11:00

  76. Absolutely amazing shots, I like especially the first one!

    September 21, 2013 at 11:26

  77. I really like the purple tint your photos.

    September 21, 2013 at 13:15

  78. I love the wet rose. Great shots.

    September 21, 2013 at 15:42

  79. Love the dog photo ~ great action shots ~ Sky is beautiful too ~ carol ^_^

    September 21, 2013 at 16:42

  80. lucky Oscar!!

    September 21, 2013 at 17:00

  81. Gorgeous as always :) Your captures are so serene..

    September 21, 2013 at 21:21

  82. Such amazing colours! Well done!

    September 22, 2013 at 03:45

  83. As always, I love your pink mornings, but that last shot of Oscar diving into the clouds is awesome!

    September 22, 2013 at 15:54

  84. Wow, stunning pictures!

    September 22, 2013 at 19:33

  85. Yes, I would fall victim to the allure of this swirling purple!

    September 22, 2013 at 23:14

  86. Oscar loves the water no matter the time of year! :)

    September 23, 2013 at 05:26

  87. onceupona

    I haven’t been getting your posts in my inbox for some reason- hopefully it’s all fixed now. Beautiful pictures as always and Oscar is full of his usual enthusiasm! Cheers, Danette

    September 23, 2013 at 05:38

  88. I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    September 23, 2013 at 15:04

  89. Oh Oscar, you make my morning when you show up here on Mommy’s post♥ Love you.

    September 23, 2013 at 15:29

  90. Goodness, beyond words is the beauty in your sky, but the best photo is Oscar, enjoying life to his fullest!!

    September 24, 2013 at 20:37

  91. Love your poem/caption. I imagine that in the action of composing and taking photographs, living in the presence is exactly what you are doing.

    September 25, 2013 at 16:51

  92. Pat

    I love them all and don’t think I could pick a favorite! Very nice…

    September 27, 2013 at 21:04

  93. What a feast for my eyes to linger over your posts like a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    October 9, 2013 at 23:15

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