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Dog days

Sweet memories of

The dogs days of summer:

Purple sky

Enjoying sultry evenings

Of purple magnificence

With my best furry friend.

Oscar Sunset

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Rainbow wishes

The golden evening light of late summer

Transforms even the humblest of flowers

Into works of art:

Fluff

From downy pillows of fluff

To small wishes ready for take off.

Take off copy

And if you’re lucky,

You might even see a dandelion rainbow.

Rainbow

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Lone umbrella sky

The lone umbrella

Speaks of a jetty well used;

Of summer picnics and laughter.

Lone umbrella copy

But now, in this glorious moment

Of mist and clouds

clouds copy

And pink abstract –

It speaks of the peace of an early dawn.

Abstract copy

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Poppy love

Back in May,

The poppies were out in abundance –

Big poppy copy

 

Waving gently in the sun;

Flock of poppies

Some with flamboyant red

Upside down tutus;

Poppy cup

Others a mere

Poppy burst.

Poppy burst

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.)

Ruby

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Parasol skies

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;

Parasol

Sometimes the dawn

Is an orange burst;

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.

Birds

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The Fish Church

The Fish Church – or Feskekôrka -

Is one of the quirky sights you can visit in Gothenburg.

Fish church 2

It’s actually a fish market (built in 1874)

That resembles a Gothic Church.

Fish church 1

The reclining benches in front of the market

Are an excellent place

Dazzle copy

On which to rest

And drink in a summer sunset.

Fish church view

 

For more quirky sights, please visit: Our World.


The blue hour

Late summer is a time for the blues –

Time for the happy blues;

Boat

Time to gaze in wonder

At the ripples

Ripples copy

And enjoy a golden sunset

(And a dog).

Blue clouds

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The Feather Islands

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.)

Giraffe

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…

Eat dessert

The island has a strong tradition of fishing,

And one of the boathouses was decorated

With the fearsome skulls of pike.

PIke

My two small adventurers

Discovered many places to explore.

Explorers

We visited the local glassblower

And admired a work in progress,

Glowing like a jewel.

Glowing

Tired and happy, we returned home on the boat

Under a dramatic sky.

Stockholm

For more adventures, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

 

 


Strawberry swirl

July was a time of long, long summer nights,

And strawberry swirls in the sky.

Swirl 1

Pink gave way to

Ruby red –

Raspberry2 copy

As the sun sank into the lake

With a sizzling hot splash.

Red peace

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Irresistible

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!

Kissing copy

Who can resist

A small, furry puppy face –

Puppy face copy

Or a handful

Of puppy love?

Handful copy

One of the puppies

Attached herself to my son’s finger.

Puppy on finger copy

Our visit tired out

The adorable puppies

And we left them sweetly snoozing.

Puppies sleeping copy

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