Posts tagged “Sweden

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

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And pink abstract –

It speaks of the peace of an early dawn.

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Parasol skies

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;

Parasol

Sometimes the dawn

Is an orange burst;

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.

Birds

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Strawberry swirl

July was a time of long, long summer nights,

And strawberry swirls in the sky.

Swirl 1

Pink gave way to

Ruby red –

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As the sun sank into the lake

With a sizzling hot splash.

Red peace

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Picnic skies

Mid-July and the sun was setting somewhere around 10.30 pm:

Perfect for a late-night picnic on the pier.

Picnic 1

As with all our picnics where Oscar is involved,

We end up pretty wet — whether we’ve been swimming or not!

Picnic 2

Life is pretty good though:

Jump, enjoy life, repeat.

Picnic 3

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Sunburst

The sunburst

Of a summer sunset;

Sunset relaxation

Long rays of sunlight

Lay flat on the sky

While clouds dance on golden lake –

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And, finally, liquid honey

Transforms a humble thistle

Into a magnificent creature of light.

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Honey glow

I don’t seem to be able to get enough

Of our late evening honey glow!

Golden light

It pours like warm syrup

Over water and jetty.

Bonding

It bathes Oscar

As he enjoys the view;

Oscar

And dances on golden feet

Over the lovely clover.

(I lay down in a patch of nettles to take this photo!)

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For more honey, please visit: Skywatch.


Stormy beauty

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.

Midsummer rain copy

For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


Ruby rain

Purple drama

On the horizon,

Purple drama

Turning into

Ruby rain.

Rain passing

All we can do is stand

Humbled and awed

Before the power of nature.

Red rain

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Swan, bedazzled

Serene

On a carpet of burnished gold

Silhouette

Swims a swan

In the dancing light

Of a shimmering sunset.

Dazzling copy

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Viking surprise

Every year, a replica of a Viking boat

Suddenly appears on our lake.

Boat reflected

It looked very pretty

As it rested in the sunlight.

Boat in sun

A man and his son make the boats by hand

And sail them too – even as far away as to Finland and Russia (from Sweden).

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I love the weathered look of the wood

And those cool dragon-shaped oarlocks.

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The heavy wooden oars and the mast

Are stored in the boat for safekeeping.

And – yes! – that’s Oscar checking the boat out.

Oscar and boat

For more heroic tales, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


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