Sweet memories of
The dogs days of summer:
Enjoying sultry evenings
Of purple magnificence
With my best furry friend.
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The golden evening light of late summer
Transforms even the humblest of flowers
Into works of art:
From downy pillows of fluff
To small wishes ready for take off.
And if you’re lucky,
You might even see a dandelion rainbow.
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The lone umbrella
Speaks of a jetty well used;
Of summer picnics and laughter.
But now, in this glorious moment
Of mist and clouds
And pink abstract –
It speaks of the peace of an early dawn.
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Back in May,
The poppies were out in abundance –
Waving gently in the sun;
Some with flamboyant red
Upside down tutus;
Others a mere
I took a long time taking photos,
So Ruby had to check on me every now and then.
(She’s still on maternity leave with her pups at the moment though.)
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Late summer — and dawn is finally making an appearance again at a reasonable time.
Some mornings, sunrise unfurls like a parasol
Made of blue silk;
Sometimes the dawn
Is an orange burst;
But my favourite kind of sunrise
Is one of peace and reflection,
A canvas ready for colour
And the signature of three small birds in flight.
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The Fish Church – or Feskekôrka -
Is one of the quirky sights you can visit in Gothenburg.
It’s actually a fish market (built in 1874)
That resembles a Gothic Church.
The reclining benches in front of the market
Are an excellent place
On which to rest
And drink in a summer sunset.
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Late summer is a time for the blues –
Time for the happy blues;
Time to gaze in wonder
At the ripples
And enjoy a golden sunset
(And a dog).
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During the school holidays, the kids and I went to Fjäderholmarna –
Or in English, The Feather Islands.
As the boat left Stockholm, we passed the city’s most famous crane
Painted as a giraffe. (It’s near the funfair.)
After half an hour, we arrived on the island
And visited a local café.
We followed the sign and started off the day with ice cream…
The island has a strong tradition of fishing,
And one of the boathouses was decorated
With the fearsome skulls of pike.
My two small adventurers
Discovered many places to explore.
We visited the local glassblower
And admired a work in progress,
Glowing like a jewel.
Tired and happy, we returned home on the boat
Under a dramatic sky.
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July was a time of long, long summer nights,
And strawberry swirls in the sky.
Pink gave way to
Ruby red –
As the sun sank into the lake
With a sizzling hot splash.
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I may or may not have taken over 100 photos of Ruby’s pups a couple of weeks ago –
So I hope you don’t mind if I share some more!
Who can resist
A small, furry puppy face –
Or a handful
Of puppy love?
One of the puppies
Attached herself to my son’s finger.
Our visit tired out
The adorable puppies
And we left them sweetly snoozing.
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