Back in October,
The sky turned lilac
And the water filled
With slender ribbons and hearts made of clouds.
And underneath all that splendour,
The ducks swam on purple velvet.
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Indulge me as I revel in the joy of dogs.
(This is our dear Oscar – gone but not forgotten.)
They know how to live life
So fully and happily and goofily
(Life is better with a bit of silliness in it and Simson is our little goofball.)
They know how to greet friends
With open paws and make them feel appreciated
(This is Alba, a friend’s dog.)
And they know that a smile and some snow
Is the best cosmetic in the world,
(Just like our Ruby).
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A couple of weeks ago, we had a lovely snowfall
And I got to enjoy berries wearing a Santa hat.
The dried seed pods
Glowed like lace in the sunlight
And delicate diamonds
Glittered on slender stems.
Even the snowballs on the frozen lake
Looked like pearls.
But my favourite sight – as always –
Are snowflakes of joy.
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It’s been a fairly mild winter again.
But back in December, we enjoyed a week or so of wonderland!
I found some lamps ready to light the way
And a little brown cabin
Enjoying the view of the frozen lake.
This magnificent tree
Looked lovely in its winter dress of hoar frost —
As did Ruby!
But my favourite sight has to be
This hidden red cottage
Nestled in a bed of frosted branches.
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Many of you wanted to see the inside of Lancing College Chapel (from my previous post) — so here goes!
The chapel is very tall and narrow
With a lovely vaulted roof.
At the centre of the soaring pillars
Is the famous Rose Window,
Made out of more than 30,000 pieces of stained glass.
The hallway as you enter the chapel
Has a colourful roof
And a more modern stained glass window
That was dedicated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2007
In honour of a Bishop, who was a former Lancing College pupil.
I can’t let you go without showing you
The beautiful warm stone of the chapel
In the lovely green setting of the South Downs.
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The blushing apricot tones
Of dawn light up the sky,
And bring a sparkle
To the trees wearing
Their winter dress of hoar frost.
Then the dawn mellows
Into a melody of lilac and pink
Over the old church across the frozen lake.
Who says cold isn’t beautiful?
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Nestled in the green hills of the South Downs in England
Is a magnificent example of a Gothic Revival church: Lancing College Chapel.
Its spires soar up into the sky, giving me vertigo
And reminding me of Hogwarts College.
It is the largest school chapel in the world
And a well-known landmark in Sussex.
Even though it’s only 100 years old,
It’s due for a cleaning.
Can you see the mossy windows?
All in all, it’s a stunning piece of architecture.
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