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Flambéed skies

Take a sky in Venice:

Add fire,

Flambé the clouds

Flambeed

And enjoy the strawberry glaze

Of a beautiful sunset.

Wow copy

For more vivid skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Be-dewed

Autumn went by in the blink of an eye,

But before it disappeared, it left some dewy gifts:

Yellow suns,

Yellow suns

A spent sunflower

Adorned with a spider’s web,

Sunflower

A glorious necklace of dewdrops

On soft petals,

Be-dewed

Hot pink

Rainy flowers,

Pink beauty

And a dreamy

Pink tutu.

Pink tutu

For more beauty, please visit: Our World.


Venetian skies

My daughter and I have just enjoyed five magical days in Venice.

I haven’t had time to sort through my many photos, but I love the skies I managed to captured on my mobile phone.

The early mornings

Were often dazzling and golden;

Golden

And sometimes the quiet back streets

Offered up gifts of moody clouds

And beautiful views.

Moody morning

For more gorgeous skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Wide horizons

Part of the joy of life

Is broadening our horizons, seeing new skies

And experiencing new things.

Here’s a London view:

London view

Travel is a great way of doing this –

And of discovering that our little part of the world

Isn’t the centre of things.

Travel helps us discover that there isn’t only one way of doing things –

But many ways.

Here’s a New York view:

NY sky

For that reason, my daughter and I

Are leaving the cozy horizons of Stockholm –

Known as ‘The Venice of the North’ –

(See photo below)

For the real Venice in Italy.

Can’t wait!

Moody Stockholm skies_copy

(Back next week – so I might not be able to visit you all.)

In the meantime, please visit: Skywatch for great skies

And Our World, for a glimpse into new discoveries.


Zen-sational

Autumn is a time of exuberant energy –

It’s quite zensational, in fact.

Zen-sational

The golden coins of leaves

Hang like happy suns in the trees;

Golden coins

The light in the woods

Is magical.

Light copy

Everywhere you go,

You can see flying leaves

(Those black dots aren’t dirt, they are leaves!)

And beautiful views.

Golden view

And the best thing about autumn

Is that you’re never too old

To frolic in the leaves.

Ruby leaves

For more joy, please visit: Our World.


Bedazzling

Autumn is a glowing time of year:

Glowing

When trees glow

And leaves catch fire.

On fire

It’s a joyful time

Of dewy play

Joy

And swans

Showing off their families on the local lake.

Swan family

And, if you’re lucky,

You can catch frosted jewels

Among the leaves.

Frost copy

For more glowing pictures, please visit: Our World.

 


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

For more wishes, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


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

For more peaceful moments, please go to: Skywatch.


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.


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

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