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Ghost trees

Going down to the lake,

The trees rise up like ghosts.

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It’s the hoar frost

That turns them into white beauties.

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The little sauna house on the lake

Is snuggled in veils of white.

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Ruby finds a boat

And balances on top (she’ll do anything for a treat)!

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On the way home,

Ruby and Simmie provide pops of colour

Against the green and white trees.

When winter comes in all its beauty – you have to embrace it!

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For more cool shots, please go to: Our World.

Icy sun

When you get up close,

Humble objects can transform.

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Is it a sunflower perhaps with icy petals?

Or a frozen sun

Glowing next to the physical one?

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Even when the object is itself —

A screw with ice crystals —

It still retains its humble beauty.

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(I’ve still got some crazy deadlines to meet, so will only be posting once this week.)

For more n-ice pictures, please visit: Our World.

And Skywatch.

Light burst

On the way into the office;

A glorious burst of light illuminates the sky.

(Thank goodness for mobile phone cameras!

And apologies in advance if I don’t get round to visiting you – life is still very hectic.)

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For more light, please go to: Skywatch.

Sauna weather

It’s the tail end

Of the Christmas holidays;

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Mainly grey and mild —

But we finally got some cold weather.

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Frosted snowflakes

Decorate the wall and window of the

Little sauna house on the lake.

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When the sun finally showed its face,

The view was gloriously peachy.

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For more cool shots, please visit: Our World.

Life lessons

The beginning of a new year is often time to take stock:

I don’t make resolutions as they tend to go in one year and out of the other!

But I do hope that I grow and learn a bit every day. Here are some of those lessons:

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Make the most of those festive moments with people you love – you don’t know how long they will last.

Try out new perspectives and angles;

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Remember to enjoy the view

And have some fun (even if you look silly);

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And, finally, take the time to dwell on what you have

Rather than on what you don’t have.

Carpe diem!

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Seize more moments here: Our World.

And don’t forget Skywatch.

Pink frosting

So far winter has mainly been gray and mild,

So we have to make the most of those glorious

Pink frosted dawns with ice on the lake

And furry friends on the jetty.

Wishing you all the much love and joy in this festive season!

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For more celebration, please visit: Our World. 

And don’t forget Skywatch.

Pink ribbons

Before the leaves left the branches,

The sky put on a dramatic show

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Of pink ribbons

Tied up with lilac and gold.

(Only posting once this week – still very busy!)

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For more great presents, please go to: Our World and (on Friday) Skywatch.

Molten gold

One chilly morning, the fog lay like

A silken scarf across the cemetery.

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The church rose out of the golden mist

Like a ship riding on misty waves.

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A caretaker’s van looked

Picturesque against the burnished sky;

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And oh, the trees!

They floated in that sky of molten gold!

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I’ll only be posting once this week as it gets crazy busy in the run-up to Christmas.

For more golden moments, please visit: Our World.

And don’t forget Skywatch.

Upside down clouds

A lone tree

Guards the lake —

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And its perfect reflection

Of upside down clouds.

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For more cloudy views, please visit: Skywatch.

Still grey

I get a lot of comments about how colourful my world is. That’s because I focus on the bright and the colours.

But as you can imagine, we do get a lot of grey days.

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Even then, there is beauty in the stillness of the grey;

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And in the perfect upside world of reflections.

Bare birches paint abstract pictures in the water;

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And the pop of colourful buoys make them look like

Floating sweets.

(The grey almost adds a 3D feeling to the scenes, don’t you think?)

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For more pops of colour, please visit: Our World.

 

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