Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think – A.A Milne

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September swan song

Whether in the early morning,

With fog and stripes of light;

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Or dressed in purple gauze

At first light;

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And even winging away at sunset

On the tips of feathers —

September’s swan song is beautiful.

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For more amazing skies, please go to: Skywatch.

August’s universe

August offers up a universe of lovely bouquets:

A dazzling pink galaxy of flowers;

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Yellow suns floating in the wind;

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Or a floral star in the sky;

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And, finally, an orange planet

Of gorgeous, sunlit petals.

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For more cosmic shots, please visit: Our World.

Floating in mist

The first cool morning:

Autumn mist is golden

As it caresses trees

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And floats over the lone dog walker.

(All photos snapped with my mobile phone.)

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For more mist-erious shots, please visit: Skywatch.

All that glitters is not gold

Although we often judge people, countries, cities

On outward appearances, there is far more to us

Than meets the eye.

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Despite current political rhetoric and media

That would have us believe we are each other’s enemies,

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I truly believe that there is far more that unites us as humans.

We just need to make sure we remember that.

So, here’s to no more hate and a lot more love!

(New York looks good from the New Jersey side at sunset!)

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For more golden stories, please visit: Our World.

Swimming on Sunset Boulevard

My daughter turned 16

At the beginning of August

And I organized all kinds of surprises.

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We finished the day

With a surprise swim at sunset.

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The sky turned from orange to purple:

A perfect ending to a perfect day.

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For more surprises, please visit: Skywatch.

Curtains of light

Late August is a beautiful time of year

For light.

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Fields of gold glow in the early morning;

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Curtains of light float to the ground;

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And diamond drops glitter

In the deliciously chilly air.

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For more de-lights, please go to: Our World.

 

Paint me lilac

I love it when the sun sets

In dramatic purple hues

Or in soft, lilac tones.

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(As you can see, the little sauna house

Is now docked next to the jetty

Leaving the beach and its views free again.)

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For more deep purple, please visit: Skywatch.

Hay up there!

It was a cool morning —

And a mist was rising up from the hay bales in the field.

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As always, my favourite model poses for me against the rising sun.

“Hay down there!” she seems to say.

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She was pretty pleased with herself

For jumping up so high.

“I’ve got to bale now!” she says, and then jumps down

To go home.

(Hope these bad puns aren’t the last straw.)

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For more bale-ful jokes, please visit: Our World.

Sunset silhouettes

When you have dogs, there is always the chance

That they will photobomb your shots.

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But I think they just add

To the spectacular sunset, don’t you?

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For more amazing skies, please go to: Skywatch.

To find out more about Simmie (on the left), read his interview here: Piglove.

Malaga murals

In Malaga, we stayed in a hotel near the bus and train stations —

And, as in many other cities, the area was a lot more run down

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Than in the centre of the city.

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I thought it had a lot of character

With its urban decay and murals –

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Some of them posed existential questions,

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While others just wanted

To give peace a chance.

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For more quirky views, please visit: Our World.

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