Sweet memories of
The dogs days of summer:
Enjoying sultry evenings
Of purple magnificence
With my best furry friend.
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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.
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Back in May,
The poppies were out in abundance –
Waving gently in the sun;
Some with flamboyant red
Upside down tutus;
Others a mere
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.)
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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;
Sometimes the dawn
Is an 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.
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Pools of white lace
Unfurling in the summer sun –
Peonies look lovely
No matter how you see the world.
Still away in England – but back very soon!
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Of a summer sunset;
Long rays of sunlight
Lay flat on the sky
While clouds dance on golden lake –
And, finally, liquid honey
Transforms a humble thistle
Into a magnificent creature of light.
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I love gardening —
I could watch it for hours!
Or even better, photograph it…
There’s nothing better
Than flowers in full bloom,
Scenting the air
And acting as a landing pad for bees,
Or petalled beauties
Wearing pink wigs.
Thanks to all my neighbours who have such photogenic gardens!
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And Our Heart Macro!
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.
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It’s been hard taking photos as the sun sets around 11 pm
And rises again at about 2.30 in the morning – and even then it’s never really dark.
Sometimes, however, you get lucky –
A cold front comes in, the fleece goes on –
And you go out to enjoy the beauty
Of a summer storm.
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Midsummer is that most Swedish of Swedish traditions:
A wonderful time spent in red cottages with outdoor loos;
Where you can take shots of yourself
Next to iconic old red buildings;
And where you dance around the midsummer pole
Wearing flowers and a silly smile.
This year was a bit of a wash-out for us –
But the rain did create a canvas of abstract beauty.
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