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Spring sparkles

We celebrated the spring equinox

With snow and blue skies.

Blue skies

Ice drops

Sparkled from daring buds —

Snowy buds copy

 

The fuzzy catkins

Looked lovely in their cold diamond earrings,

Ice drop

And the hazel flowers

Glittered in the sunlight.

Even though it was still winter on a spring day —

Those sparkly skies were beautiful and uplifting.

Hazel copy

For more glittering posts, please visit: Skywatch.

Icy pearls

Last week saw freezing cold mornings followed by sunny afternoons.

frosted lilac

The constant freezing and thawing

Created the most delightful pearl necklace made out of ice.

(I was amazed how a single strand could hold such a heavy load.)

Necklace

Frost hung like jewels on the delicate strands of cobwebs —

frosted lines

Reminding us that the seemingly fragile

Can also show strength and endurance.

Single strand

For more inspiration, please visit: Our World.

 

 

Postcards from February

The skies in February

Ranged from peaceful snowy scenes

Snowy scene

And my favourite kind of sparkle —

Hoar frost in the early setting sun

Hoar frost sky

To the jackpot of frosted branches

And gently falling snow.

Sunset branches

For more peaceful scenes, please visit: Skywatch.

 

Rock ‘n Roll Queen

Ruby’s previous owner trained her to jump up

On very tall rocks for treats. She seems to enjoy it.

On stone

Last week, the mornings were cold (minus temperatures)

But Ruby decided to break through the ice for a swim anyway.

Ruby wet copy

She then scaled a tall rock

And decided to share a spring shower with me.

Ruby shower

Once out of the water,

She started to steam in the cold air.

Steaming copy

No matter how hard he tried,

Simson just wasn’t agile enough to jump onto the top of that tall tall rock!

Simson

In the meantime, Ruby remained at the top,

Enjoying the sunshine in majestic solitude.

Sunny

For more rocky stories, please visit: Our World.

 

Blue beauty

Today, I woke up to minus temperatures

A frosted blue sky,

And two furry posers down by the lake.

Pose

At last – a glorious dawn

Singing its golden promises

Of melting ice and beauty.

Early morning copy

 

For more posing beauties, please visit: Skywatch.

A winter’s tale

Back in February, we took a trip to visit a new friend

Living on the shore of a large inland lake.

High and dry

Some boats were marooned in the harbour

And people strolled out onto the frozen lake

To enjoy the view.

Sky

I felt all buoyed up

By the dazzling snow and sunlight.

Buoys

Just as we were leaving,

The sun made a glorious spectacle of itself

Casting a golden glow over this winter’s tale.

Sunset

For more golden tales, please visit: Our World.

Lilac memories

Back in October,

The sky turned lilac

Purple ribbon

And the water filled

With slender ribbons and hearts made of clouds.

Ribboned sky

And underneath all that splendour,

The ducks swam  on purple velvet.

Ducks on velvet

For more velvet memories, please visit: Skywatch.

The joy of dogs

Indulge me as I revel in the joy of dogs.

(This is our dear Oscar – gone but not forgotten.)

Oscar

They know how to live life

So fully and happily and goofily

(Life is better with a bit of silliness in it and Simson is our little goofball.)

Goofball

They know how to greet friends

With open paws and make them feel appreciated

(This is Alba, a friend’s dog.)

Having fun copy

And they know that a smile and some snow

Is the best cosmetic in the world,

(Just like our Ruby).

Ruby snowface copy

For more joyful posts, please visit: Our World.

Sunburst

The great big

Hallelujah of the sun

Sunburst 1

Bursting out into song

Over rooftops and trees

Gives me energy.

Sunburst 2

Even the melody of the setting sun

In the city a couple of weeks ago

Sang a beautiful tune.

Urban sunset_2

For more music, please visit: Skywatch.

The elegance of winter

A couple of weeks ago, we had a lovely snowfall

And I got to enjoy berries wearing a Santa hat.

Berries

The dried seed pods

Glowed like lace in the sunlight

Golden thistles

And delicate diamonds

Glittered on slender stems.

Sparkles copy

Even the snowballs on the frozen lake

Looked like pearls.

Snowballs copy

But my favourite sight – as always –

Are snowflakes of joy.

Snowflakes of joy copy

For more elegance, please visit: Our World.

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