Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
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  • Leafy scene
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  • Ruby
  • Here's looking at ewe
  • Big sky
  • Abstract copy
  • Swan lake
  • Autumn joy
  • Rainbow with moustaches


Tutus in the sky

Call the clouds what you will:

Lilac tutus,

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Marshmallow fluff

Or pink candy floss.

They are still just as beautiful.

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For more heavenly shots, please visit: Skywatch.

Living in a Japanese painting

Autumn has been and gone over here —

But I’m reliving some of the leafy beauty still.

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One morning, I passed the local kindergarden

And noticed the maple leaves glowing

In the pink sunrise. They were stunning.

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Hiking out into the countryside

A lovely pastoral scene unfolded,

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Making me feel as if I were living

Inside a Japanese silk painting.

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For more leafy beauty, please visit: Our World.



Big drama

I love dramatic skies —

When layers of clouds

Looks like threatening mountains,

Clouds and mist

And come crashing down

In rolling veils to land beautifully

On a reflecting lake.

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For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.

Autumn, leaving

Autumn is all about change and leaving

In flamboyant style.


This is Ruby, as red as the leaves on the trees.

She has left us temporarily.


Why? Because she is expecting

Puppies any day now.

Can you see her round tummy?

Ruby pregnant

I’ll miss her sorely

But my young goofball Simmie

Teaches me that there is a lot to be happy about.


I go with the flow

And try to remain young at heart.

Picture of me playing in leaves taken by my daughter.


For more joy, please visit: Our World.


I had time for some lovely walks up on the West Sussex Downs while I was in England.

My first walk was wet and drizzly,

But I loved the way the countryside looked in the mist.

The sheep look a bit ram-bunctious, don’t they?


The next day, the sun broke through

And made the sky and hills sing.

How’s this for a lovely picture of friend-sheep?

Rays on sheep

This adorable creature stared at me for ages —

I loved the way she was bathed in sun rays.

And wool ewe just look at that sweet face?

I’ll go out on a lamb, and say that you’ve had

Enough of my baaa-d jokes!

Here's looking at ewe

For fewer puns and more gorgeous skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Furrowed skies

A couple of summers ago, we visited the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

In Sussex, England.

Pretty Elizabethan houses glowed under a big blue sky

Big sky

And a newly-ploughed field (with a thatched hut in it)

Matched the ploughed furrows of a dramatic sky.

I‘ve got a family emergency and am off to England again. I’ll be back next week.

Until then – take care!


For more lovely views, please visit: Skywatch.

The brightness of autumn

Every year, I fall (get the pun?)

For the colours of autumn:


From green and gold

And flaming red;

Flaming red

To the abstract

Swirls of burning colours.

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And, of course, the shining canopy

Of leaves makes a lovely background

For a chilly October swim.


For more brightness, please visit: Our World.

Swan Lake — with cloud tutus

A misty dawn

In lilac and blue;

Swan lake

A swan floating

Serenely through the mist;

Swan in clouds

As dawn ends, the fog disperses

In clouds made of pink tutus.

Pink mist

For more serenity, please visit: Skywatch.

Autumn joy

Autumn is a time

Of flamboyance;


When anything is possible —

Like flaming leaves glowing in the light of the rising sun

On an outdoor barbecue.


And, of course, it’s a time

For play in the autumn leaves

(This is Ruby.)

Autumn joy

And the exuberance of a swim

Amid the autumn joy.

(This is my goofball, Simmie.)


For more happy moments, please visit: Our World.

Rainbow is my favourite colour

Rainbows are delightful —

Especially when they are decorated with cloud moustaches.

Rainbow with moustaches

Seen for a few fleeting moments,

They remind us that life is short – and beautiful.


For more colourful moments, please visit: Skywatch.


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