Sunset

Lavender skies

There is nothing as magnificent

As those big lavender and gold skies –

Big purple and gold sky copy

And the total joy

Of two dogs running through the purple:

Living as if someone left the gate open.

Purple sunset copy

For more royal skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Red tornado

Swirls of strawberry and lilac

Swept across the December sky at sunset;

Tornado 2

And then transformed

Into a sizzling, red tornado:

A sky canvas brimming with possibility.

Red tornado copy

For more fiery skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Feathered hope

An early golden sunset;

Birds flying off into the horizon; echoes of their flight left on the water.

For some reason, this simple scene

Filled me with hope for the future

And peace in the present.

‘Hope is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul.’
– Emily Dickinson
Winter sunset
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Sky with a large helping of dog

To celebrate Oscar’s 11th birthday,

Oscar sunset

I’m showing some classic summer sunsets over our lake

Oscar -sunset copy

Decorated, of course, with an extra big helping

Of dog.

Oscar_jetty copy

For more doggone skies, please go to: Skywatch.


Hot pink

I reached for a star …

Oscar

But missed –

Clouds-pink

So I’ll just have to make do

With the magnificence

Of the sky instead.

Stunning pink copy

For more sky posts (cloudy or clear), please visit: Skywatch.


Serenade

What better way to serenade

The late September sky of

Purple and gold

Lake

Than with a jump

Of joy –

Oscar-equinox-jump

Followed by a long moment

Enjoying the golden ripples

Of the reflected sun?

Ripples

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And for more amazing creatures, please go to: Camera Critters.


Dragon sky

The autumn equinox rushed in

Like a ragged brow across the sky;

Ragged brow

A dragon breathing fire clouds

Of orange and rain.

Dragon

The strange light in the sky

Pulled us up the hill

Dog

To witness the sight of purple turmoil in the sky

In contrast to the calm surface of the lake.

(A few seconds later, the heavens opened

And a gale force wind started blowing

Making us dash for home in a whirlwind

Of laughter and leaves.)

Purple rain

For more amazing skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Magical rays

Sometimes an ordinary evening

Can be transformed by rays

Breaking through the clouds

Magic rays

And a magical light

Spreading across the horizon.

I guess the same thing could be said for life.

(I’m away in England again for a wedding, so won’t be able to visit you. But thank you for visiting me!)

Magical light - sept

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Floating away

Choose a golden ray –

Melt into the air

And float away

Like a balloon riding on a sunbeam.

Balloons copy

For more golden moments, please visit: Skywatch.

(It’s just the anklebiters, the dog and myself on a private island for a few days, so I may be a bit late in visiting you all.)


Paying attention

As the sun sets

Trailing behind a scarf reflected in the water –

Breathe in and out.

And pay attention to the those small golden moments.

If there is something Oscar has taught me, it is this:

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention to the small details of life.

Oscar -sunset copy

For more golden moments, please visit: Skywatch.

Summer is short and the sun calling my name, so linking up to: Camera Critters.


Summer candy

There is nothing more delicious

Than the candy stripes

Of a late summer sunset

Candy sky copy

That softens from pink

Into orange ribbons,

Orange stripes

And finally melts

Into reflected peace.

Final sky

For more lovely eye candy, please visit: Skywatch.


Set the night on fire

Come sit with me a while

Come sit with me

And let’s set the sky on fire

With our laughter.

Come sit with me again

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The golden

Come sit with us a while –

You don’t need to speak –

It’s enough to let our hearts swell

With golden joy.

Oscar on jetty copy

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Swan light

I do believe

The wings of the swan

Love the light of the setting sun.

 

Swan sunset copy

“Sometimes I need
only to stand
wherever I am
to be blessed.” — Mary Oliver

For more lovely light, please visit: Skywatch.


Wispy ears and love

Everyone should have a loyal friend –

With or without wispy ears –

Oscar - wispy ears

To share a sunset with.

Oscar - sunset

For more heart-warming shots, please visit: Camera Critters.


Musical birds

After the silence of winter,

Spring makes itself heard in the loud

Symphony of birds

Twittering, singing, warbling.

It’s a feathered harmony of music!

Fire sky copy

For more song, please visit: Camera Critters.


Those big April skies

April seems stuck in the beauty of winter.

A couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed

A pink panorama of big skies and fluffy clouds.

PInk and moody

And only a couple of days ago,

The snow cover on the lake was gone

And the cold mist seemed to make

The clouds as silver and soft as silk.

Gently, almost secretly, spring is approaching!

Mid-April panorama

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Mist, rising

The pink glow of the early setting winter sun

Enticed us outside to explore

The wonders just beyond the horizon.

Viewing the mist

It was a miracle of trees that

Seemed to float in the rising mist –

Mist rising 2

A wonder of purple and gold

Painting the fog with magic.

Mist rising copy

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Magical light

When the sky burns bright

As the sun sets

And the red turns

Into a magical purple tapestry…

Then the only response possible

Is one of wonder

And thankfulness.

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The silhouettes of summer

What is more beautiful

Than the setting of a glowing sun

On a fiery summer’s evening –

And the perfect ending

To a perfect day?

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Be dazzled

You’re never too old

Or too young

To enjoy the rich, vibrant honey

Of a dazzling sunset

With your best buddy –

(Makes it even sweeter if you’re brother and sister).

Thank you everyone for entering my give-away. The lucky winner is the amazing Inner Chick - do visit and say hi to her!

Prepare to be bedazzled at Skywatch!


Magical balloons

The long Scandinavian summer evenings are magical.

But some are more magical than others.

Especially when hot air balloons

Swoop through the golden skies

Like hearts

Before gracefully landing

Somewhere beyond the horizon.

For more magic, please visit: Skywatch.


Swan sunset

The rain clouds parted

To reveal a sky turned to copper

And a flaming sheet of water

For the swans to dance on.

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A bench in the sun

As the sun sets in a blaze of glory,

There is no better place to watch the play

Of cloud and light

Than on a bench in the setting sun.

For more blazing skies, please visit: Skywatch.


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