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Golden veils

In between the snowfalls,

A hiatus of freezing fog:

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Golden veils fall over the landscape —

Bringing peace, silence and beauty.

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For more golden skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Year of the Dog

In honour of the Chinese New Year – it’s Year of the Dog –

I’m featuring some of my favourite furry friends.

Those of you who have followed me for a while will recognize my very best fuzzy friend, Oscar.

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My dear departed Oscar

When he died,

Two more furry friends, Ruby and Simmie, came into my life.

(It’s not often I get them both in the same picture.)

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Ruby and Simmie at dawn

I love the way dogs embrace life –

And make the most of what they have:

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Ruby in the snow

Whether it’s a snowstorm

Or a large stick.

We can learn a lot from dogs.

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Simmie enjoying a stick

For more furry friends or otherwise, please visit: Our World.

Romancing the city

Early morning dawn:

I take out my mobile phone as I sit in a car and capture

The romance of the sky over Stockholm.

(I like the way the car window frames the cityscape.)

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On the way home from work,

Lilac and pink clouds

Bid the sun farewell at sunset.

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For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Winter postcards

Winter sent me some postcards:

A bridge nestled in cottonwool snow;

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A golden tree line

Of sparkling trees;

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A tiny, wooden, red cottage

Surrounded by iced delight;

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And happy blue skies

To go along with frosty nose and fingers.

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For more winter or summer delights, please visit: Our World.

Mist-ical scenes

Come down to the lake with me —

And enjoy the misty views.

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Let’s walk around the shore

And then explore the little sauna house on the ice.

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Come rest a while,

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And let’s enjoy

The cold and beautiful fog

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As the sun tinges eternity

In colours of blue and lilac.

(Only posting once this week due to a high work load.)

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For more mist-erious views, please visit: Our World and, on Friday, Skywatch.

Once in a blue moon

I wasn’t expecting to see the blue moon

At about half-past three in the afternoon.

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But there it was – gracing the winter sunset;

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Rising like a balloon

And being released into the sky by the trees.

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For more stellar shots, please go to: Skywatch.

Magical freezing fog

Last weekend, we had some magical freezing fog.

The dogs were covered in hoar frost,

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And the little sauna house

Nestled cozily on the icy lake.

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Ruby posed in the mist —

She’ll do anything for a treat! 😉

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All shots taken with frosted fingers and my mobile phone.

For more magical beauty, please go to: Our World.

Floating in fog

One morning, I stepped out

Into a world of magical, freezing fog.

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Standing on the top of a cliff,

It felt as if I were floating in a fairytale kingdom,

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Where the reflections of the clouds

Were mirrored on the fog.

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For more magic, please go to: Skywatch.

 

 

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.

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