Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think – A.A Milne

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The little sauna house

At the beginning of the summer,

Building started down by the lake.

It was a lovely place to sit and contemplate the sunset.

(That’s Ruby posing.)

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A few days ago, I went back to the lake

And could see that the construction was now finished.

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Turns out that the local caravan park

Has built a sauna for its guests

On the shore of the lake.

(Still plenty of room for Simmie to swim!)

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For more delights, please visit: Our World.

And Skywatch.

Work is busy so I’ll only be posting once this week.

Trumpeting light

Is that an angel —

Or an elephant —

Trumpeting across the horizon at sunset?

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(In other news, WordPress informs me

That I’ve been blogging for nine years!

Thank you for sticking with me all these years.)

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For more visions, please go to: Skywatch.

Snapshots from Malaga

I spent a hot Sunday morning wandering around Malaga.

First stop – the main plaza in the old town

Where there was a wonderful photo exhibition by Salgado.

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Then a quick stop at Cafe Central with its famous mosaic.

The empty glass of coffee sums up how I feel (horror vacui)!

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My eye was drawn to the symmetry of the cloth

Protecting the main shopping street and old buildings from the sun.

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Malaga Cathedral attracts a lot of visitors

With its fine architecture.

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I was more fascinated by the neglected rear of the cathedral,

Where hundreds of cobwebs caught bird feathers

From the pigeons who live there.

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For more great views, please visit: Our World.

Strawberry sizzle

Sometimes, the best part of a sunset

Is when the sun sinks below the horizon.

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Then all sorts of magic can happen:

A strawberry sizzle in the sky

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Or the rich perfection

Of sky kissing waves at the beach.

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(I’m on my last week of holiday and want to spend as much time away from the computer as possible, so may not be around too much.)

For more surprises, please visit: Our World and Skywatch.

Fire in the sky

The blazing sunset

Sets the world on fire

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And paints the sky

In the colours of fire and passion.

(Photos taken on a beach in Conil de la Frontera, Spain.)

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For more fiery beauty, visit: Skywatch.

Sunset love

UPDATE: I’m sick at the moment and won’t get round to visiting you all. 

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.

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