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Sunset love

Sometimes a sunset

Just makes you shout out with joy:

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I ❤ sunsets!

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The beaches of Conil in Spain

Were perfect for enjoying

A dazzling setting of the sun.

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For more sky love, please visit: Skywatch.

Say it with sparkles

I’m still in Spain.

Just checking in to say hi and send some sparkles your way.

Back next week!

(Photo from Portugal last year.)

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Gone surfing

Gearing up for the last three days of work,

And then surfing in Spain.

(I won’t be around to comment on your blogs – but wish you all a lovely couple of weeks!)

This photo was taken in Ericeira, Portugal, last summer.

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The Our World meme will be up and running as usual.

For more relaxed views, please visit: Our World and Skywatch.

Hallelujah chorus

A choir of glorious rays

Breaks over the English countryside.

It’s sunset

And you can almost hear the angels sing.

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For more bursts of joy, go to: Skywatch.

Midsummer

Swedish midsummer is all about dancing around the maypole to live music.

This year, we arrived at the local farm a little too late —

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We could hear music in the distance;

But when we arrived at the maypole —

Slender against the cloudy sky —

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The musicians were already putting away

Their instruments for the day.

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We stopped to admire each ring of the maypole

Bedecked in flowers (woven there by hand).

The day did not go as planned,

But it’s how you roll with life that counts.

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For more midsummer stories, please visit: Our World.

Golden nights

The long light evenings in Scandinavia

Are called white nights because it never really gets dark.

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But for me, they will always be

Dazzling, honey’d golden nights,

Where the setting sun

Matches the red fur of my dogs.

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For more dazzling stories, please go to: Skywatch.

Dandelion nose

Take a lovely, golden evening,

A dog and some water.

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Walk home through a field

Full of dandelions.

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Admire the doggie nose

Covered in dandelion fluff.

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For more sweet stories, please visit: Our World.

Golden joy

It’s almost impossible to photograph a summer sunset

As the sun goes down so very late.

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Even at 9.30 or 10 in the evening,

The sun is blazing golden and serene.

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The evening light is liquid honey —

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And when Simmie shakes after his swim,

He creates golden fireworks of water.

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For more joy, please visit: Our World.

And Skywatch.

A surprise visitor

This weekend, I went down to the lake

To enjoy yet another golden sunset with the dogs.

This time – we were joined by a surprise visitor: a beaver.

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The beavers have been very active further around the lake,

But now they have felled trees near the beach too.

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Which might explain why the beaver was so eager to visit.

The beaver swam up towards Ruby – before realizing she was a dog….

 

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With a huge splash of its tail, it disappeared under the water.

Simmie decided he had to guard Ruby – and the floating pontoon!

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The sun was still blazing in the sky at about 9.30 pm

As we watched the beaver swim away in a lake of molten gold.

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For more surprises, please visit: Our World.

And Skywatch!

New kid on the block

The setting sun threw out a white arc

Of cloud as we walked down to the lake

To welcome the new jetty.

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It is a good place to sit

And watch the coloured ribbons in the sky.

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For more sunsets, please visit: Skywatch.

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