November is a grey month, so you have to look hard for colour.
I found it here
In a red leaf with rain in the background.
A flash of gold
Reminds me that we have to hang on
And have hope at this time of year.
In the right light,
Even an ageing leaf
Can look like a stained glass window.
“Don’t leaf me!” Ruby seems to be saying,
As we wave farewell to autumn.
To turn over a new leaf, please visit: Our World.
Take a sky in Venice:
Flambé the clouds
And enjoy the strawberry glaze
Of a beautiful sunset.
For more vivid skies, please visit: Skywatch.
Autumn went by in the blink of an eye,
But before it disappeared, it left some dewy gifts:
A spent sunflower
Adorned with a spider’s web,
A glorious necklace of dewdrops
On soft petals,
And a dreamy
For more beauty, please visit: Our World.
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;
And sometimes the quiet back streets
Offered up gifts of moody clouds
And beautiful views.
For more gorgeous skies, please visit: Skywatch.
Part of the joy of life
Is broadening our horizons, seeing new skies
And experiencing new things.
Here’s a 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:
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.
(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.
Autumn is a time of exuberant energy –
It’s quite zensational, in fact.
The golden coins of leaves
Hang like happy suns in the trees;
The light in the woods
Everywhere you go,
You can see flying leaves
(Those black dots aren’t dirt, they are leaves!)
And beautiful views.
And the best thing about autumn
Is that you’re never too old
To frolic in the leaves.
For more joy, please visit: Our World.
Autumn is a glowing time of year:
When trees glow
And leaves catch fire.
It’s a joyful time
Of dewy play
Showing off their families on the local lake.
And, if you’re lucky,
You can catch frosted jewels
Among the leaves.
For more glowing pictures, please visit: Our World.
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.
For more wishes, please visit: Our World Tuesday.
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.
For more peaceful moments, please go to: Skywatch.
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.
For more golden moments, please visit: Skywatch. And I apologize in advance for not being able to visit you.