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Lovebirds

I’m off to England at the end of the week —

It’s a very special occasion.

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My brother is getting married!

So there will be celebrations, the eating of good food

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And some long walks up on the South Downs, I hope.

I’m looking forward to a love-filled week.

(I’ll be back on my blog in a week or so. Until then, take care!)

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For more love stories, please visit: Our World.

Romancing the earth

Sizzling orange, a glowing setting sun —

That’s when the sky romances the earth

With its beauty.

(Picture taken in Ericeira, Portugal.)

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For gorgeous sky shots, please visit: Skywatch.

Dancing on the edge

I have lots more photos from Portugal to share with you —

But I thought I’d take a break this week

And show you the beauty of raindrops

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Dancing on the edge of

Beautiful green leaves (some would say weeds).

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These shots remind me of a lovely Tagore quote:

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

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For more dancing, go to: Our World.

Catch me a sunset

Enjoy the view.

Throw out the line

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And catch a beautiful

Summer sunset.

(Lots of events planned over the next coming days, so I won’t be able

To visit your blogs. But thanks for your visit!)

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For more great views, go fishing at: Skywatch.

Out of the blue

It’s always fun finding

The quirky side to a new place.

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Ericeira, a small coastal village in Portugal,

Blue me away with its lovely azure glass tiles

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And hand-y door knobs.

Aren’t they just blue-tiful?

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For more fun and fewer bad puns, please visit: Our World.

Transformative

Mist has magical powers:

It can transform ordinary objects

(Here a crane on the jetty in Ericeira, Portugal)

Into classic suspense movie shots.

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It turns a sunrise

Into a moment of purple-tinged drama —

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And if it lingers all day,

A misty sunset can turn

Landscapes into paintings.

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For more mist-ical moments, please visit: Skywatch.

Golden waves

The kids spent most of their time

In Ericeira, Portugal, surfing.

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Some days, the waves

Were big and foamy and fun.

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Some days, the lessons took place

Just as the sun was setting

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And it looked as if the surfers

Were gliding on gilded waves.

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For more golden moments, please visit: Our World.

Sunset surf

After the heat of Lisbon,

It was wonderful to escape

To the seaside village of Ericeira in Portugal.

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We stayed in a beach house

With gorgeous views of the sunset

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And surfers gliding over the golden sea.

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For more golden skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Fairytale Palace

The small bus chugs up the winding roads of Sintra —

And then after a steep uphill climb on foot,

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You gasp when you finally glimpse the fairytale outline

Of Pena Palace:

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A beautiful example of 19th century

Portuguese Romanticism.

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Gorgeous tiles and lemon walls

Are a breathtaking reminder

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Of how amazing the human imagination

Coupled with architecture can be.

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For more incredible sights, please visit: Our World.

Gone surfing

On Thursday, I’m flying off to Portugal again with the kids —

Time to enjoy Lisbon and then

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Off to the beach for

Surfing and sunsets.

These photos are from the Atlantic Coast, Portugal, taken last year.

(See you all again in about ten days.)

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For more great moments, please visit: Our World.

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