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Blue-tiful

During my trip to Sussex, I climbed up Beachy Head.

The walk is a steep one – but I was joined

By wildflowers and stunted trees waving their hair in the wind.

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The blue of the sea faded

Into the blue of the sky.

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I heard the skylarks – and also a more unusual sound –

Bagpipes being played by a lone piper (intent on not annoying his neighbours?)

He played well – and the music made the scenery even more majestic.

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Burnished gold

Another golden sunset:

Trees marching across the horizon;

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The burnished copper of the lake

Is still.

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I gaze at the scene

In wonder.

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Wisteria love

I had a lovely visit with my mum!

Before going off to the hotel where we were staying,

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She urged me to walk to the neighbouring village

To enjoy the house with the wisteria.

And I’m glad I did!

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The front door declared the house was called

The Old Priory.

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Look at the windows and the flowers —

I fell in love. Who wouldn’t?

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Going back

By the time you read this, I’ll be visiting my mum in England (Sussex).

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Hopefully, the rain will have cleared

And the trees will be out in full bloom.

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We’re going on holiday

To Eastbourne, a town on the south coast,

So I hope to relax, spend quality time with my mum

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And – of course, get some good views of the sea!

(All photos from previous trips back ‘home’.)

I won’t be visiting any of you this week, but a big thank you for popping by.

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Moody sky

Monday evening — I look out of the tube window as we go overground.

I see the drama in the sky and the pastel buildings of Stockholm.

Take out my phone and snap a quick photo.

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Spring surprises

You never know what surprises spring might reveal:

A floating bench on purple-tinted water at sunset;

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Three buds looking

Like small owls on a branch;

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Raindrops glittering

Underneath a park bench;

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And, popping up out of the field,

Camouflaged deer!

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Golden wonder

A perfect April evening …

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A golden sunset

Where the heart is filled

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With joy and wonder.

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The colours of spring

Spring has burst forth

In an outburst of molten gold;

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The ice melts

In shades of blue;

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And petals offer up

Bouquets of purple.

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Oh, how I love the colours of spring!

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Before the melt

Guess what? The ice has melted!

But only a few days ago, it lay thick

Under a blanket of fluffy clouds.

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Ruby loves jumping on stuff and posing —

And I love taking snaps of her when she does.

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Fare thee well, winter?

Winter seems to be waning —

I say ‘seems’ as this is Sweden and it can snow even in June!

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But I don’t think we will see scenes like this one again this winter:

With thick snow on the iced over lake.

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It’s cold in the mornings,

So, if we are lucky,

We can still enjoy rim-frosted green lanterns

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And diamond-studded

Golden fur.

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For more wintry or spring-like or even autumn shots, please visit: Our World.

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