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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Let the joy flood in

Perhaps it’s just an ordinary leaf —

Dried up and ready to be thrown away.

But then again, perhaps not.

It’s a golden feather

And a dazzling heart.

After all, the holes are there to let the joy

And the light flood in.

For more different points of view, please visit: Our World.

And joining up with Skywatch too.

Tangerine dream

Down by the lake,

The sun goes down in a burst of orange.

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Simmie gets a burst of energy from the view —

And a swim in the cold water. He’s a happy boy!

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Ruby prefers to sit and gaze

At the tangerine dream of another beautiful sunset.

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For more peachy moments, please visit: Skywatch.

Hollywood calling

Ruby turned 8 last week. As many of you long-time followers know, she is very good at posing for photos.

Perhaps Hollywood is calling her name…

Here she is as the Snow Queen:

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She makes a good character

in Dame of Thrones, don’t you think?

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And, of course, her ears flapping in a storm

Make her a great favourite to play Yoda.

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“So, Ruby – what do you think of your mum always taking photos of you?”

No, surely that’s not you sticking your tongue out at me!

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For more un-retrievable jokes, please visit: Our World.

Colour me violet

Sometimes a sunset doesn’t put on

A fiery show as the sun goes down;

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All you have to do is take your best girl, some dogs

And wait for the lilac and violet tints to paint the sky.

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For more hue-tiful posts, please visit: Skywatch.

Beautiful brevity

The sakura, or Japanese cherry blossoms,

Remind us that life is short and beautiful.

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Buds and blossoms thrive

On the same branch – and so can we if we really try.

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The pink froth of the petals

Reminds us that time and blossoms are fleeting, fragile and fabulous.

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For more insights into life, please visit: Our World.

Dog with a view

Going down to the lake with the dogs

Is my evening pleasure:

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Nature provides the best entertainment

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As clouds and setting sun

Turn the waters of the lake pink.

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For more great views, please go to: Skywatch.

Lemon sorbet

The wild daffodils are like icy lemon bells

In the shadowed places of the woods.

Yes – it’s been a cold April!

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They glitter in the sunlight

Showing off their cold diamonds.

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Later on in my walk,

I come across so many gold and lemon

Sparkles as the sun bounces of the ice on a fence.

(No editing needed here – these are all nature’s own sparkles.)

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And finally, Simmie ‘hides’ on the path,

Hoping to pounce out at Ruby as she passes by.

(He’s a silly boy!)

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For more be-dazzling stories, please visit: Our World. 

With a cherry on top

Last week, I passed the park with the Japanese sakura trees very early in the morning.

It was minus degrees, frosty and very cold —

But that didn’t stop this photo shoot (the model had bare feet)!

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Later on that week, I returned on a sunnier day

Just in time for a wedding photo shoot under the blossoms.

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You can’t help but smile

Underneath that candy floss canopy of flowers!

(I’m only posting once this week as I’m away filming at the end of the week.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

Floating trees

This winter saw some golden mornings —

With treetops tinged by hoar frost and the first rays of the sun,

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So that the very trees looked

As if they were floating in mist and diamonds.

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For more great dawns, please go to: Skywatch.

A Viking spring

Spring in Sweden is often a time

Of surprise snow, minus temperatures and hard frosts.

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It might not be the kind of spring we want —

But it is beautiful anyway.

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For more surprises, please visit: Our World.

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