Isn’t it amazing how quickly Nature can change?
One minute trailing soft ribbons of pink
And the next surprising the eye
With blueberry swirls and orange pop.
For more eye-catching dawns, please visit: Skywatch.
Walking through Lisbon is a delicious feast for the eyes.
Wherever you look, there are tiles and mosaics
And beautifully decorated shop fronts
Like this one – it’s the oldest cod cake shop in Lisbon.
And the colour — so warm and delicious
Like this lemon sorbet building;
Or deliciously purple
Even the faded old grand buildings near the harbour
Glitter with the gold of the setting sun
And transform into beauty.
For more colourful sights, please visit: Our World.
At the end of this week, it will be a year
Since my dearest furry friend, Oscar, left us.
This is one of my favourite pictures of Oscar:
Life is busy with two dogs, work and kids —
But sometimes, when I least expect it,
I’m overwhelmed by loss.
Other dogs have come into my life (Ruby and Simmie) —
Not to replace Oscar —
But to fill life with their own brand of friendship.
This is Simson diving — a younger version of Oscar:
Because that’s what love does —
It expands the heart and makes room for more.
I’ve got a very busy week ahead and will be away with work – so I won’t be around to visit you until the end of the week.
For more love, please go to: Our World.
And make sure you visit: Skywatch.
The view from our jetty
Is sometimes alive with colour and mist and geese.
Sometimes, it offers minimalism
And quiet contemplation.
One of my favourite moments
Is when the mist leaches the world of colour
And flings me right into the middle
Of a Chinese silk painting.
For more picturesque moments, please visit: Our World.
Water lilies grab all the attention —
So I thought I’d show you the beauty of the giant water lily pads.
They are a good background for flowers,
And if you flip them over,
You can see how complicated they are
Under their smooth, green exteriors.
They seem to catch the light
And act as big bowls of sunshine.
Up close, when reflected,
The rims of the giant lily pads
Are two lips gently kissing the water.
For more beauty, please visit: Our World.
The botanical gardens in Stockholm
Have a round greenhouse, and every year,
If you’re lucky – you can see the world’s largest water lily,
Victoria Amazonica, in bloom.
The large domed roof of the greenhouse
Filters the light so that the room
Is filled with a magical green.
Some of the lilies were
Just peeking out of their pods
While others had already unfurled
Into petalled perfection.
For more amazing beauty, please visit: Our World.
Or join: Through my lens.
There’s nothing better
Than strolling along the beach
And drinking in the heady beauty
Of a fierce orange sunset,
While the pink balloon of the disappearing sun
Turns waves into silk.
All photos taken while on holiday in Baleal, Portugal, this summer.
For more orange surprises, please visit: Skywatch.