Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi
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Upside down sky

I’m living in a beautiful world

Where autumn leaves and skies are reflected

On mirror surfaces of the lake;


Where the sky

Is upside down in beautiful reflections;


Where trees

Are luminous in the water;


And where dogs

Swim in clouds.


For more autumn beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

The jewels of autumn

Living near a new part of the lake

Gives wide views from stony cliffs.


Ruby glows among the autumn leaves

As she jumps up on a big rock that is more than 2 metres high.


Simmie prefers to camouflage himself

Among the yellow lanterns of leaves.


A leaf shines

Like a ruby;

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And the brilliance of a fallen leaf

Reflects onto rock like molten gold.


For more treasures, please visit: Our World.

Implausibly pink perfection

Dawn blushes

And tinges everything pink:

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As the sun rises

We enjoy a moment of rose-tinted serenity.


The view from my new part of the lake

Is simply stunning on an early morning, don’t you think?

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For more pink perfection, please visit: Skywatch.

Deer gazing

Autumn is a good time for the deer:

One minute you only see fields,

And the next minute, the deer are there.


Their dance is perfectly synchronized:

Eyes front …


Eyes right

(And look surprised).


Exit left

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And enjoy the golden light of autumn.

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For more deer-ling experiences, go to: Our World.

Ode to a jetty

A couple of weeks ago, we got the news that our beloved jetty (where we used to live)

Had been removed because it was old and rickety.


That was part of its charm:

We loved the way it curved and warped and bent;

The way it seemed to stretch out to infinity.


It was a big part of the children’s childhood —

Peaceful moments under big skies;


And it was there I enjoyed so many moments

With a best furry buddy.

RIP, dear old jetty – you will be missed!

(Luckily, I took a lot of photos of my favourite place

So there are still plenty to share with you.)

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For more wonderful skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Early morning sparkles

This is a tale of an early morning walk —

When the light of dawn turned reeds into glittery beauties.


A dog (Simmie) ran joyously out of the lake

Sprinkling water everywhere.

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Later on, when he shook to dry himself,

Rainbow jewels of water flew into the air.

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We met some sheep with yellow earrings;

They said, “Here’s looking at ewe!”

(Sorry about the baa-d joke.)


On the way home, we breathed in the beauty

Of autumn tints reflected.

(All those fallen trees are the work of the beavers who live by the shore.)


For more sparkles, please visit: Our World.

September swim

September has been magically warm.

One evening, my daughter and I went down to the lake

For a sunset swim.


The dogs dived in for joy

While the sun cast its orange glow

On water and stone.


For more doggone good times, please visit: Skywatch.

Summer reflections

Standing on the edge of the lake,

The water as calm as a mirror,


I spot swans

On the other side


And a bridge floating

Among luscious green reflections.


For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

Misty beauty

Sunrise and it’s the autumn equinox:

The lake is still and beautiful

With rising mist in shades of pink.


The moon admires itself in the water –

Reflecting brightly like a silver penny.

(I’ve forgotten my big camera —

But as the saying goes, “The best camera is the one you have with you.”)

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


A couple of weeks ago, I was at my brother’s wedding

And enjoyed layers of love.

(This is my favourite shot from the day – just after the wedding ceremony was finished.)


At the end of the day, I went for a lovely walk

And met these newly shorn creatures, who had just lost their layers of fur.

They seemed to be saying, “Alpaca my bags and come along with you.”


And, finally, the sunset did not disappoint

As I enjoyed the little village

Nestling in layers of gold.

Layers both conceal and reveal the beauty within.


For more golden moments, please visit: Our World.



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