Midsummer

Midsummer has been and gone, but for us, summer is only just starting.

Long days of spontaneous joys and laziness lie ahead.

And, best of all, the dazzling delights of late evening sunsets

Lie ready to unfurl their colours

And make us gasp in wonder.

For more spectacular skies, please visit: Skywatch.

82 responses

  1. that pic is incredible…the oranges and blue…what a painter nature is…i could get lost in it

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    June 30, 2011 at 12:47

  2. You have the most incredible skies, Fiona, and to be so close to the lake must be wonderful. How do you ever put your camera down and get anything else done?

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    June 30, 2011 at 13:16

  3. I love him!

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    June 30, 2011 at 13:28

  4. If dogs could dream, would they see Shakespeare in their dreams? Ha… 😉

    The telephone engineer is coming to install my internet connection on the 11 July 2011.
    Seems like a decade…

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    June 30, 2011 at 13:54

  5. I love the way Oscar is gazing into the distance with his ears at the alert. Perhaps he’s wondering if it really is a hot air balloon on the horizon (or is that just me??)

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    June 30, 2011 at 14:24

  6. Beautiful! The colours are amazing.

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    June 30, 2011 at 14:54

  7. My friend, this shot is SPECTACULAR!!!!! I let out a big OOOOOH!!! in admiration!!! Thanks for this morning’s beauty!!

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    June 30, 2011 at 15:06

  8. Wow, such stunning colors! Thanks for sharing them!

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    June 30, 2011 at 15:41

  9. I love the blue of the water!

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    June 30, 2011 at 15:48

  10. Stunning, just stunning!

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    June 30, 2011 at 15:56

  11. Lady Fi, that is gorgeous, and I love the dog in the picture. We try to take ours with us whenever we can. He loves it.

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    June 30, 2011 at 16:02

  12. AWESOME composition in this Lady Fi!!!

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    June 30, 2011 at 16:17

  13. Magic. Heavenly. I love the dog looking out into the water. I love this! It is like a kind of heaven.

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    June 30, 2011 at 16:18

  14. wonderful colors, very nice composition and mood!

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    June 30, 2011 at 17:51

  15. Enjoy your Summer and those stunning colours, ladyfi 🙂

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    June 30, 2011 at 19:11

  16. Nature at its best my friend.

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    June 30, 2011 at 20:38

  17. This is just the most beautiful picture!
    So love it!
    Thanks for sharing

    Margie “)

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    June 30, 2011 at 21:00

  18. This is just the most beautiful picture!
    So love it!
    Thanks for sharing

    Margie 🙂

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    June 30, 2011 at 21:01

  19. What unbelievable beauty!

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    June 30, 2011 at 21:12

  20. It looks like everybody has already said it all. I echo their thoughts of “thank you for sharing the beauty.” But I would also like to know if it is a hot air balloon or just a cool shaped water tower.

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    June 30, 2011 at 21:29

    • Lady Fi

      It’s a hot air balloon.

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      June 30, 2011 at 22:06

  21. Wonderful colours. 🙂

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    June 30, 2011 at 22:13

  22. Gorgeous sky! And it looks like Oscar is enjoying the sunset too!

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    June 30, 2011 at 22:24

  23. Even your doggie likes the sky! Incredible!

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    June 30, 2011 at 22:41

  24. Mio

    Wow, what a great shot!
    Wonderful colours!
    Have a great weekend!

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    June 30, 2011 at 22:46

  25. Riet

    What a beautiful photo and a wonderful colored sky.

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    June 30, 2011 at 23:06

  26. yep, spectacular LadyFi. enjoy those long days and fabulous sunsets!

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    June 30, 2011 at 23:08

  27. Beautiful capture! Oscar ooks like he is enjoying the scenery as much as I am. Happy skywatching!

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    June 30, 2011 at 23:34

  28. JM

    Brilliant, Lady Fi! Great photo.

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    June 30, 2011 at 23:46

  29. Oh such a beautiful picture, with the dog and the stunning sunset! Your blog is very nice and I’ve just seen some more sunsets and interesting pictures in your latest posts..!

    Thanks a lot for your comment! 🙂

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    July 1, 2011 at 00:11

  30. Oh wow. So, so beautiful.

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    July 1, 2011 at 00:26

  31. This is absolutely stunning. The light and the colors are amazing.
    The silhouette of the dog completes it all.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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    July 1, 2011 at 01:09

  32. That is gorgeous! I’m ready to come and enjoy your sunsets for a bit!

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    July 1, 2011 at 01:12

  33. Kel

    sunsets and watery reflections are a great combination
    feels like home

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    July 1, 2011 at 01:41

  34. Your capture for the day certainly made me gasp in wonder! Awesome skies and colors and what a glorious way to end the day! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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    July 1, 2011 at 02:06

  35. Wow! What a captivating shot! Love the colours over and reflected in the water.

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    July 1, 2011 at 02:24

  36. cloudia

    Wonder- FULL!

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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    July 1, 2011 at 03:36

  37. “Unfurled” is the perfect word for that sunset, Fi! Oscar knows a lovely sight when he sees it.

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    July 1, 2011 at 04:30

  38. Stunning sunset. Love the reflection of sky in the water.

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    July 1, 2011 at 04:48

  39. Beautiful display of soft shades of color.

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    July 1, 2011 at 05:07

  40. Suz

    Wow. What an amazing shot. And I love the dog, too!

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    July 1, 2011 at 06:55

  41. Hi there – thats really very very good!

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    July 1, 2011 at 09:50

  42. Absolutely fantastic! 🙂

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    July 1, 2011 at 11:19

  43. Glad you now enjoying summer, while we are now ‘enjoying’ mid-winter 🙂 – Dave

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    July 1, 2011 at 11:26

  44. It is like a painting. Even the dog seems to be entranced by it!

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    July 1, 2011 at 12:21

  45. There is nothing on earth that is so heavenly as the tranquility and beauty of nature at ease. Your photos are witnessing this !

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    July 1, 2011 at 12:24

  46. I’ll bet Oscar just loves summer!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    July 1, 2011 at 15:15

  47. This photo reminds me of the beautiful sunset photo I found on your redbubble site below and purchased for my living room.

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    July 1, 2011 at 15:26

  48. Just such a beautiful photo – lovely sunset and fabulous composition. Have a wonderful sunset watching weekend.

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    July 1, 2011 at 15:29

  49. Oh, yes, the lovely days of summer–enjoy. Incredible shot of the sky–the colors are amazing. Has to be pretty spectacular when even the dog stops to sit and look. Have a great weekend. Mickie 🙂

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    July 1, 2011 at 15:37

  50. this is mesmerizing! even your dog was captivated.

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    July 1, 2011 at 17:01

  51. Gorgeous shot! What a ride for the balloonist!

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    July 1, 2011 at 17:04

  52. Gasping indeed. You always manage to capture the most beautiful sunsets….

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    July 1, 2011 at 17:08

  53. It is good to be back at last catching up with your blogging activities and enjoying your stunning photos especially the sunsets and the morris Dancers.

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    July 1, 2011 at 17:28

  54. Beautiful photo ~ lovely sentiment * I also love the Emerson quote with your title photos… perfect*
    ~Maria

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    July 1, 2011 at 17:41

  55. Outstanding! something peaceful and serene about the scene and of course, love the dog!

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    July 1, 2011 at 18:47

  56. Your words and images quite often make me gasp in wonder. You have a gift.

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    July 1, 2011 at 21:49

  57. Så mange vakre bilder av solnedgang – har tatt en titt på flere bilder – så at du også hadde noen linjer av Rumi:)

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    July 1, 2011 at 21:55

  58. Amazing, the difference that hot air balloon on the horizon makes to the feeling in the picture…

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    July 1, 2011 at 22:30

  59. That’s a fantastic shot. So colorful and I love that the dog is looking out on the horizon.

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    July 1, 2011 at 22:55

  60. That photo with Oscar with just magical!

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    July 2, 2011 at 00:38

  61. Oh my…peace and calm…lovely!

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    July 2, 2011 at 00:42

  62. And makes your readers gasp in wonder also! Lovely.

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    July 2, 2011 at 02:52

  63. Really wonderful shot.I didn’t see such a artistic color. 🙂

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    July 2, 2011 at 03:07

  64. Wow! Marvellous sunset image!
    Thanks for sharing;o)
    ¤ Have a nice and happy weekend ¤

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    July 2, 2011 at 11:21

  65. Stunning picture! I love the colours 🙂

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    July 2, 2011 at 11:51

  66. Excellent photo, excellent composition with a pinkish tone, very good, I really like.

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    July 2, 2011 at 18:46

  67. Beautiful composition. Wonderful photowork.

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    July 2, 2011 at 20:37

  68. Wow! I love this. The dog in the foreground, the colors, the reflection in the water. Fantastic shot.

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    July 3, 2011 at 03:21

  69. I know you don’t make Oscar POSE for pics, but wow… this one is like you set it up… SO PERFECT!

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    July 3, 2011 at 08:21

    • Thanks. I was lucky to capture him in the perfect pose, watching the hot air balloon!

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      July 3, 2011 at 10:05

  70. Vakkert, vakkert!!

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    July 3, 2011 at 10:22

  71. Sensational! Robx

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    July 3, 2011 at 20:47

  72. I love it, it is very nice !

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    July 4, 2011 at 13:25

  73. Someday I’m going to visit you and see that sky for myself. I am.

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    July 4, 2011 at 17:45

  74. cloudia

    Aloha from Waikiki

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    July 5, 2011 at 22:03

  75. love the light on Oscar’s head. what a glorious sunset!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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    July 6, 2011 at 04:51

  76. Gorgeous and then some! I hope you are enjoying your time off. I’ve just returned from a vacation. It was nice to take an electronics break.

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    July 6, 2011 at 13:26

  77. Gorgeous photo, stunningly beautiful! Wonder what a dog makes of hot air balloon?

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    July 7, 2011 at 16:39

  78. poor dog, he must be wondering, what happened to the sea? Wonderful coloured

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    July 8, 2011 at 06:34

  79. incredible sky…ROMANTIC SCENE..CONGRATULATIONS

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    July 16, 2011 at 13:10

  80. Very beautiful photo. I love it.

    Maybe You might to see my midsummer photos?

    Midsummer cruise

    I think that midsummer in Sweden and in Finland must have something common.

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    August 28, 2011 at 15:41

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