Stormy weather

It’s been a very cold, stormy June so far and I’ve been wearing my woolly hat and gloves.

But the light, the storm clouds – just exhilarating!

I love the way the duck is moving from the stormy waves

To that calm patch of water.

It reminds me of life:

That after the rough patches,

There will be peace.

It’s going to be a busy few days with end-of-term celebrations and birthday parties. So please forgive me if I don’t get round to visiting everyone.

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97 responses

  1. Lady Fi,
    DeLIGHTFUL. Profound. Like a Prayer.

    I love that the duck is turned in the direction of the calm water. Xx

    Happy Weekend.

    June 7, 2012 at 14:41

  2. I usually head for calmer waters too. Can’t blame the little guy. Beautiful shot!

    June 7, 2012 at 14:41

  3. It seems as if the picture is made of silk!

    June 7, 2012 at 15:11

  4. Such a gorgeous shot! I, too, love seeing the duck turned to face the calm water! Surely can’t blame him, I try to do the same thing! Wise words for the day as well! Enjoy the celebrations and have a beautiful weekend!

    June 7, 2012 at 15:12

  5. lovely tone…u have a magical touch!

    June 7, 2012 at 15:24

  6. Bob

    Nice coloured water.

    June 7, 2012 at 15:41

  7. With the buffer of the bridge, the duck can find the peace after struggling. Good for him!

    June 7, 2012 at 15:42

  8. Happy birthday. Please don’t mind not get round to visiting other blogs including mine.:)

    June 7, 2012 at 16:07

    • It’s not my birthday, but my husband’s. Thanks for the best wishes.

      June 7, 2012 at 17:11

  9. Pat

    Wonderful capture! I like your analogy.

    June 7, 2012 at 16:14

  10. such a gorgeous shot. so calm and peaceful.

    June 7, 2012 at 16:40

  11. thanks for putting a fabulous song in my head first thing this morning. your view of the world is spectacular in this shot. happy day to you Fiona.

    June 7, 2012 at 17:08

  12. smiles…i like the wisdom you gleened…we all have the rough patches and the smooth lines…and they do tend to follow each other…a beautiful pic too….love the purple…

    June 7, 2012 at 17:25

  13. I love the pink glow of so many of your photos. And love the reminder of the calm spots waiting for us! Enjoy your celebrations!

    June 7, 2012 at 17:32

  14. TexWisGirl

    that is gorgeous.

    see you on the other side!:)

    June 7, 2012 at 17:38

  15. That photo is exquisite! You have such a command of light! Gorgeous, really!

    June 7, 2012 at 17:44

  16. Superb shot!

    June 7, 2012 at 18:22

  17. Fiona, you capture the most delicious colours in your world. That mallard is just the cherry on top. Enjoy your month of celebrations.

    June 7, 2012 at 18:31

  18. am a big fan of your photography. happy skywatching.

    June 7, 2012 at 18:57

  19. Incredible color yet again!!!

    June 7, 2012 at 19:02

  20. Your photo is absolutely gorgeous and your words are very wise. Enjoy your celebrations and birthday parties.

    June 7, 2012 at 19:02

  21. Don

    The perception of the stormy and calm patch is beautiful. Love the image.

    June 7, 2012 at 19:02

  22. the water don’t look calm anymore.

    June 7, 2012 at 19:03

  23. I love the difference in the water on the two sides of the dock!

    June 7, 2012 at 19:44

  24. Such true words…after the many storms there will be peace. Looking forward to it.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    June 7, 2012 at 19:45

  25. Fabulous photo, Fiona… Love your words also…. Have a great time with all of the celebrations…


    June 7, 2012 at 19:58

  26. Al

    Beautiful photo, such unusual colors. It’s been warm and dry here for months now, but I did capture some excellent storm clouds yesterday that I’ll have to put up soon.

    June 7, 2012 at 20:06

  27. Riet

    Beautiful photo and I love the cat looking for calmer water. Just like me.

    June 7, 2012 at 20:17

  28. the scenery is way too beautiful, lady fi…😉

    June 7, 2012 at 20:21

  29. Ben had a poster like that in college, but your shot is way better!

    June 7, 2012 at 20:23

  30. Wonderful, this light is really nice.

    June 7, 2012 at 20:23

  31. I love how purple the water is and a lovely sky. Very beautiful and colorful shot.

    June 7, 2012 at 20:36

  32. Fantastic photo!Have a nice weekend!

    June 7, 2012 at 20:51

  33. ds

    Gorgeous photo–lilac water!– and your words are profound. Thank you.

    June 7, 2012 at 21:05

  34. Wow! Have a great time:)

    June 7, 2012 at 21:07

  35. Magnificent image!

    Wishing you gorgeous June weather and celebrations filled with joy,

    June 7, 2012 at 21:45

  36. winsomebella


    June 7, 2012 at 21:56

  37. A calm place within the storm …. Beautiful!

    June 7, 2012 at 22:18

  38. Simply gorgeous!

    June 7, 2012 at 22:21

  39. Ah, serenity now! This is a beautiful capture. Enjoy your parties. Blogland will still be here when you return.:)

    June 7, 2012 at 22:30

  40. Fy fasiken va snyggt!! Får man skriva så?? What lovely picture you present for us today!! No more words….Great!

    June 7, 2012 at 22:41

  41. Beautiful photos, brilliant analogy. Thank you.

    June 8, 2012 at 00:45

  42. onceupona

    Lovely photo as always. Have fun with your celebrations! -Danette

    June 8, 2012 at 01:30

  43. One of my favourites, yet…:-)

    June 8, 2012 at 01:48

  44. Wonderful words and a lovely photo! I like the rosy tint.

    June 8, 2012 at 02:12

  45. It has been a very chilly June here so far also.
    Hopefully things will turn around soon.

    This is a beautiful image. I love the colors.
    Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

    June 8, 2012 at 02:13

  46. I love the purply light, and the duck!

    June 8, 2012 at 05:02

  47. Words and images that feed my soul! Thank you

    Aloha from Waikiki,
    Comfort Spiral

    June 8, 2012 at 06:05

  48. Happy birthday to your husband.
    Love the purple sky. The ‘alone’ duck gives a dramatic touch:)

    June 8, 2012 at 06:14

  49. Captured so beautifully!

    Here’s my Skyshots.

    June 8, 2012 at 06:23

  50. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, I really appreciate your opinion!

    June 8, 2012 at 08:55

  51. I love the choppiness of the water – I can almost hear the wind blowing across the water! The words go perfectly.

    June 8, 2012 at 09:20

  52. Zuzana

    Oh, what a stunning shot, I love the pink hue and the ripples in the water. Yes, June has certainly been bitterly cold, lets hope it will only improve.;) Have a great weekend and enjoy all the upcoming celebrations.;)

    June 8, 2012 at 09:52

  53. Beautiful and fascinating photograph. Real magic. I am greeting

    June 8, 2012 at 09:56

  54. I think that ducks have more common sense than we give them credit for!

    Maybe they should run for government! SM

    June 8, 2012 at 11:13

  55. Lady Fi, beautiful skywatch capture! Enjoy your weekend celebrations and parties. Happy Skywatching!

    June 8, 2012 at 11:13

  56. jcosmonewbery

    Oh, I so want some calm water in my life!

    June 8, 2012 at 11:19

  57. Lovely photo. I’ve been wearing my winter coat and gloves as well! In June!

    June 8, 2012 at 11:34

  58. We’ve all been wrapped up in woollies here too – ghastly. Hoping for a glorious July to make up for it…!

    June 8, 2012 at 12:22

  59. beautiful tones ♥ wonderful composition. Really enjoy your pictures thanks for sharing.

    June 8, 2012 at 13:05

  60. Great shot. It says a lot.

    June 8, 2012 at 15:22

  61. Lovely picture, love the Thoreau quote.

    June 8, 2012 at 16:26

  62. Enjoy your celebrations–busy but “fun” times. “Rough patches followed by peace”–that is life, isn’t it- a series of “ups and downs”. Lovely stormy weather shot–it is exciting and exhilarating to see those storm clouds. Mickie:)

    June 8, 2012 at 16:41

  63. Stunning!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    June 8, 2012 at 16:43

  64. Mesmerizing capture. The pink is so soothing.

    June 8, 2012 at 16:45

  65. so very lovely
    pink ah pinks and lavenders…..
    cold here too and wet.

    June 8, 2012 at 17:30

  66. Peaceful and very pleasant scenari! Have a great Weekend with parties… Enjoy:)

    June 8, 2012 at 18:36

  67. JM

    Gorgeous purple shades, fabulous shot!

    June 8, 2012 at 19:59

  68. Have a great weekend!

    June 8, 2012 at 20:25

  69. Nisha

    Now this is beauty. And lovely pink tone.
    And a very happy birthday !

    June 8, 2012 at 21:19

  70. Beautiful Fiona!
    I chuckled while scrolling down to no. 70 – isn’t that the difference between bloggers and FB-ers? The bloggers MUST leave a comment to show appreciation. The FB-ers lackadaisically click on “Like”:):)

    June 8, 2012 at 22:03

    • Yes, so very true!

      June 9, 2012 at 11:10

  71. Words + picture = Very lovely.

    June 8, 2012 at 22:32

  72. Fabulous, as always. Makes me miss our summer house in Finland!!

    June 9, 2012 at 01:33

  73. What an excellent photo to illustrate your analogy. The lake is so photogenic, no matter if calm or troubled.

    June 9, 2012 at 02:38

  74. Jeanie

    Lovely cooling picture….it was very hot here today. It is nice to know that even ducks look in the peaceful direction.

    June 9, 2012 at 03:39

  75. Love the photo. Have a great weekend Lady Fi.

    June 9, 2012 at 05:38

  76. I guess ducks aren’t silly huh? A nice coloured photo Fi – Dave

    June 9, 2012 at 10:11

  77. Spectacular capture.

    June 9, 2012 at 11:03

  78. lindyloumacinitaly

    I am back at last after my enforced absence catching up with your stunning photos, I do wish the weather would settle.

    June 9, 2012 at 13:57

  79. A lovely photo with violet nuances.. And your words go so very well with this photo!:) and yes, they say.. after rain comes sun.. as after storm comes calm.. etc etc..:)

    Have a lovely time away from the blogger’s land.. I’m not so clever to come around to everyone all time either..:)

    June 9, 2012 at 14:52

  80. That duck is totally amazing. What a beautiful sky.

    June 9, 2012 at 15:40

  81. Jim

    We all need to find refuge from our ‘storms’. Thanks for the reminder Fiona.

    June 9, 2012 at 15:53

  82. Fantastic location. Peaceful for sure.

    June 9, 2012 at 17:56

  83. imac

    What a shot – tis true, just like life too.
    Love it

    June 9, 2012 at 22:44

  84. What a wonderful photo! I also enjoyed the text. So true.

    June 9, 2012 at 22:47

  85. a different look today.:)

    June 9, 2012 at 23:54

  86. Loving the pink tones. Glad Mr. Duck found a place to rest!

    Enjoy your parties!

    June 10, 2012 at 02:49

  87. Absolutely beautiful scene, wouldn’t mind sitting there relaxing, myself! =)

    June 10, 2012 at 03:25

  88. We just came from a birthday party! Tis the season. Hope yours has good cake:-)

    I LOVE this photo– The colors, the words and that sweet duck. Perfection.

    Have a great weekend, xo jj

    June 10, 2012 at 05:02

  89. A beautiful capture ladyfi!
    My Critter post. Have a great weekend.

    June 10, 2012 at 05:20

  90. I have a hunch that peaceful weather wood come back soon by looking your photo.

    June 10, 2012 at 13:26

  91. Amy

    Gorgeous photo Fi and yeah, it´s not been exactly a warm and delightful June so far but maybe a typical Scandinavian summer start? No apologies necessary for disappearing, I fell off the face of the planet also and am just now getting around to visiting blogs again…:-) That is how life is- BUSY!!!

    June 10, 2012 at 13:48

  92. Wonderful scenery! Excellent shot

    June 10, 2012 at 17:35

  93. Stunning sky–and yes, love that the duck is crossing over to the calm water!:)

    June 11, 2012 at 03:56

  94. Looks like it has been windy too the dock is all wonky:)

    June 12, 2012 at 03:29

  95. Wow, you showed up at the PERFECT time! What a contrast!

    June 13, 2012 at 07:11

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