Something woke me up far too early (before 5 am).
Perhaps it was the golden silence
Calling my name;
Or the beaver in the lake
As he swam through watery clouds.
Perhaps it was the glory
Of a new day whispering:
Do not miss a single golden moment.
For more gold, please visit: Skywatch.
On Earth Day, nature gave us the gift
Of big rolling skies and dramatic clouds;
Of our local jetty, finally revealed
As the ice melted away
To leave a lake of burnished copper.
The canopy of the sky
Seemed so close and so beautiful
That all we had to do was reach up
And touch it.
For more dramatic skies, please visit: Skywatch.
The hush of dawn at the airport.
A wooden floor of shimmering gold.
Dreams can come true too
If you fly off into the sunrise.
(Pictures taken with my mobile phone on the way to Paris.
My daughter directed and took the second photo.)
THANK YOU for all your comments.
For more happy-ever-after shots, please visit: Skywatch.
We celebrated the spring equinox
With three days of snow.
But that doesn’t matter –
The equinox is the time when the world is
In perfect balance:
That moment when the light of day
And the dark of night are equal
All around the world.
And now, here in the northern hemisphere,
We go towards lighter times…
Even if we are enjoying the coldest ever winter this spring!
For more, balanced skies, please visit: Skywatch.
I might not live anywhere special –
My little house is in a row
Behind the houses you see on the left.
But we do have a great location
Right by the lake.
And when the sun shines through
Magical frosted trees,
The skies — and all underneath them — suddenly seem so very lovely.
I’m so used to living here
That it was only when I walked out onto the iced over lake
And looked back
That I realized how very lucky I really am.
Like most things in life, a new perspective
Can promote appreciation and joy.
For other perspectives, please visit: Skywatch.
Who knew that the cold
Could be so enticing –
And so warmingly
For more golden skies, please visit: Skywatch.
A rare and magnificent gift from winter:
A cathedral of light.
For more lovely presents, please visit: Skywatch.
Want to get to know me a little better? Then visit Amazing Australian Adventures, who interviewed me recently. (Remember to check out her lovely photos too if you have time!)
The skies over the past few weeks have been grey –
So I’ve been chasing down the light.
I found it framed in golden fog
Hanging over the lake;
It danced over the football field
On fairy rainbow feet.
And, there – at last -
Like a cold winter flower
It blossomed in rays of light.
For more de-light-full posts, please visit: Skywatch.
No matter whether you are enjoying the balmy skies
Of a warm Christmas
Or the golden chills
Of a cold December –
I want to wish you all a wonderfully
Joyful and lovely holiday season;
And to thank you all for taking the time
To visit my little blog.
As my kids like to say:
“Christmas is not just about the presents,
It’s about love and family time.”
For more seasonal skies, please visit: Skywatch.
December 13 is a special day (Lucia):
It’s when the Swedes celebrate light over darkness
With the eating of Lucia buns
And special candlelit ceremonies with beautiful singing.
Even the skies spread a gorgeous light
To let us know that the sun will return
And to remind us of love and compassion
In the midwinter darkness.
For more light skies, please visit: Skywatch.
It’s cold and deliciously wintery now.
But a couple of weeks ago,
When it seemed as if winter would never arrive,
The promise of winter hung in
The frosted sky
Painting hopes and lake
With glorious tones of gold.
For more fabulous skies, please visit: Skywatch.
When you find yourself at the crossroads of the future and the past,
Sometimes it’s better to stand a while and
Enjoy the present.
For more skies, please visit: Skywatch.
As November kicks off, the Swedes start to dress in blacks and greys
Blending into the wintry background with colours that match their melancholic souls.
But NO – I tell you! The coming season doesn’t need more grey – it needs more colour.
Give me the colours of energy and life!
Give me vibrant yellows, vivid greens or electric blues. Give me fifty shades of neon pink if you must!
And judging by this sunset, nature agrees with me.
For more bright colours, please visit: Skywatch.
Dawn unfurled its tender hand
To reveal a wondrous
For more great photos, please visit: Skywatch.
The autumn equinox arrived
With huge gusts of wind,
With dramatic blue clouds
And a shining path of light
Reminding us that there is balance in the world,
And beauty in all kinds of weather.
For more dramatic shots, please visit: Skywatch.
Nothing much has been happening,
But as I look back at some summer memories
I realize that moments when we have taken the time to pause,
To enjoy, to reflect and to learn –
These are the moments that make up our lives.
Life is for learning – but one’s learning must then be lived. Yusuf/Cat Stevens
For more moments, please visit: Skywatch.
A boy and his father
Enjoying a day by the sea.
On the immense canvas of the sky.
For more moody clouds, please visit: Skywatch.
I’m away in the UK. Wishing you all stunning skies and sunny days!
Summer memories (from last year) –
Are made up of beauty like this.
How can you feel anything but humbled and grateful?
For more good memories, please visit: Skywatch.
Last week, we had a glorious rain storm. And afterwards, there were rainbows everywhere.
So, I took my camera out to look for some.
I found a string of glittering pearls;
And soft silver veils of clouds.
I even found the silver lining that everyone talks about
In the form of delicious sunbeams.
I enjoyed the dramatic beauty of the rain clouds
But no matter how hard I looked, I didn’t find any rainbows.
The moral of the story is: Don’t get too caught up in looking for life’s rainbows
Or you might miss out on the beauty of its storms.
For more stories. please visit: Skywatch.
After days and days of snow and rain,
The air is washed clear
And ready to receive the golden bowl of the sun
As it rises into the blue
Dawn of a new day.
For more peaceful scenes, please visit: Skywatch.
When the Observation Deck at the very top of the Rockefeller Center opened in 1933
I imagine it looked something like this…
Moody, Art Deco inspired and with glorious views.
I’ve manipulated this photo that I took in February of this year –
But left in the modern camera on the left as a way of connecting
The past of my imagination
With the reality of the present.
For more nostalgic skies, please visit: Skywatch.
If you wish for the light, be ready to receive it. — Rumi
Spring is on its way –
But only last week, the bright sun
And the feathered hoar frost
Turned the world into a black and white wonderland.
The sky may be bleached of colour,
But that frosted light is glorious!
For more delightful skies, please visit: Skywatch.
The sun – just like life -
Burns us not with its heat,
But with its passion,
And its golden glow.
(And yes, it was a very cold sunset!)
For more golden skies, please visit: Skywatch.
I arrived back from New York this morning.
(So please excuse me for not getting around to visit you yet…)
One of the highlights of my visit – apart from all the wonderful people I met -
Was a trip up to the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Centre)
Where blue sky seems to bow down and kiss you.
As we reached the observation deck on the 67th floor,
The sun created the perfect canopy for the Empire State Building.
Going up two more levels
Gave breathtaking views of New York floating in a haze of sunbeams.
For more great views, please visit: Skywatch.