Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Puppy
  • Jetty
  • Sunrise fog
  • Run
  • Gold and pink
  • Path
  • Brrr with dog
  • Christmas swim
  • Orange and snow
  • Birch trees

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Snowy memories

At the moment, it’s grey and not particularly pretty out.

I do like grey skies, however,

Especially when they are laden with snow!

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There is something magical about not seeing the sky

And being able to enjoy the dancing snowflakes (and a puppy) instead.

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Of course, it’s even better if the sun breaks through the clouds

Just before disappearing behind the hill.

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For more snowy or sunny memories, please visit: Skywatch.

Come dance with me

Somewhere in the woods, next to the lake,

There is a small strip of beach

Called The People’s Park.

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There is a dance floor under a round roof

And a dilapidated, little hut.

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Still, the location is good:

It’s right next to the water

And has its own jetty

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With a charming orange boat

Sprinkled with sugary snow —

Just waiting for the summer.

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For more hidden gems, please visit: Our World.

Tequila sunrise with a twist of fog

The sunrise starts off

In lilac tones,

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But soon it turns

Into a blushing dawn

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With bursts of orange

And fog.

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For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Warning: Dogs at play!

During the Christmas break, we looked after Jessie, one of Ruby’s puppies from 2014.

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She and Simmie spent a long time

Chasing each other through frozen, silver grasses.

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After a cold and invigorating swim,

The play continued.

(Can you see the water drops flying through the air?)

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To an outsider, it might have looked

As if they were fighting —

But really it was more like love and frolicking

Between two really good friends.

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For more play, please visit: Our World.

Golden wonder

The early winter light

Is all about long, warm shadows;

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It’s about painting frozen trees

With golden lace

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And transforming the sky

Into a wonder of pink and gold.

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For more wondrous skies, please visit: Skywatch.

New surroundings

Let’s take a walk around my new neighbourhood.

Here is the front of the house (you can only see one half in this picture) —

It’s a bit like the Tardis: the house is bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside …

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There are a lot of trees in the garden.

Don’t you think bark looks delightful in the snow?

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The pine trees

Look magnificent too.

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After the snow,

A nearby path shines

In silver symmetry.

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On the way home, a splash of pink

Brightens up the morning sky.

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For more amazing areas, please visit: Our World.

It’s brrr-eautiful!

No matter how  you look at it —

With

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Or without a dog:

Winter is beautiful.

(I’m filming away from home this week, so may not be able to reply to your comments.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

And also check out: Skywatch.

Christmas swimming

It was a cold Christmas morning

And the reeds caught fire in the rising sun.

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As the sky spread its golden glow,

Simmie broke through the ice for a refreshing swim.

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For more crazy dogs and brilliant skies, please visit: Skywatch.

The colour of cold

It suddenly got cold – very cold.

This is what minus 20 C looks like in the front garden.

I love the way the pine trees glisten in the sun.

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Later, when it had warmed up a few degrees,

I went for a walk in the nearby woods.

The setting sun turned this bush

Into a golden glass sculpture,

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And the pastel sky

Was a pretty backdrop for a world

Turned beautiful by snow.

Still drowning in boxes – and a full week of work lies ahead too!

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

Silent sentinels at sunset

Just popping in to say hello and to share this glorious view

Of frozen birch trees in a glowing winter sunset.

(It was about minus 16 C.)

Life is still very busy with house unpacking stuff so I apologize in advance for not getting round to your blogs.

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For more glowing skies, please visit: Skywatch.

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