Dawn, reflected

The Christmas skies so far have been white and heavy with snow.

So, I went digging in the archives to find photos from last Christmas —

When we still hadn’t had any snow or ice:

Just a beautiful celebratory reflected sky

Dawn reflected_1

And a dog who was overjoyed

To take a Christmas swim.

Oscar-on jetty

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89 responses

  1. Lindo e será que ele mergulhou??? beijos,chica

    December 27, 2012 at 12:36

  2. Don

    Those skies are always breathtaking. Your images always give me a sense of space, wonderful space.

    December 27, 2012 at 12:50

  3. awesome… there’s no trace of snow unlike now! I loved the mild reflection on the second shot.

    December 27, 2012 at 12:51

  4. I had a golden retriever much like this one who used to break the ice to swim in the winter.

    December 27, 2012 at 12:55

  5. Bob

    Oscar really enjoyed his christmas.

    December 27, 2012 at 14:20

  6. Pat

    Gorgeous! Hello Oscar!

    December 27, 2012 at 14:31

  7. I’m always in for a treat when I visit! Absolutely gorgeous!

    December 27, 2012 at 14:35

  8. the thought of his christmas swim makes me shiver just a bit…ha…we finally got some snow yesterday, yay!!!!!

    December 27, 2012 at 14:54

  9. I love the colors. Beautiful!

    December 27, 2012 at 15:27

  10. Is Oscar a really co-operative photographic model or are you especially quick on the button? You always have such lovely pictures to show us!

    December 27, 2012 at 15:45

  11. Did he really take a swim? He is SO adorable…major love for goldens…we have a yorkie and he is a handful☺

    December 27, 2012 at 15:47

  12. beautiful colors and reflections, stunning photos.

    December 27, 2012 at 15:47

  13. How gorgeous! The color are so beautiful it almost looks unreal. Oscar looks so happy:)

    December 27, 2012 at 15:49

  14. sylviakirk

    Gorgeous skies, beautiful colors and terrific captures as always!! And, of course, Oscar steals the show! He does look happy! Hope you have a great New Year, Fiona!!

    December 27, 2012 at 16:14

  15. Look at those colors… ahhhh-mazing!

    Happy Happy New Year =)

    December 27, 2012 at 16:15

  16. Stunning & Magical.

    What did Oscar get for Christmas….besides Paradise? Xx

    December 27, 2012 at 16:29

  17. WOW, first shot is so poetic.

    December 27, 2012 at 16:56

  18. TexWisGirl

    love, love! sweet oscar!

    December 27, 2012 at 16:57

  19. The colors in the sky and water are fantastic. I also love your snow scenes in the post before this one.

    December 27, 2012 at 18:00

  20. Lovely!

    December 27, 2012 at 18:34

  21. Hello Lady Fi!
    All of you are so beautiful!
    The sky, the water, and my beloved, your dog.

    December 27, 2012 at 19:01

  22. Hoping your gray skies clear soon! At least you have these to help you remember what it can look like. Gorgeous.

    December 27, 2012 at 19:06

  23. Nobody does waterfront photos like you. Just gorgeous.

    December 27, 2012 at 20:53

  24. I’m so pleased you went digging in you archives Fi … delightful captures.

    December 27, 2012 at 21:51

  25. beautiful as always dear Fi… Happy New Year!!!

    December 27, 2012 at 21:52

  26. cloudia

    worth a new look!

    Friendly Aloha from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ >

    December 27, 2012 at 22:31

  27. Lovely colours….Oscar ser för go ut……

    December 27, 2012 at 22:34

  28. Beautiful colours. And I can learn so much from Oscar’s joy in every day. Thank you.

    December 27, 2012 at 22:36

  29. Delicious compositions, light, color, focus framing, … very balanced.

    December 27, 2012 at 22:53

  30. Snow? You seem to live in the least white part of the world!

    December 27, 2012 at 23:26

  31. A Christmas swim!? Goodness! That was a beautiful sky and I hope it wasn’t too cold for your pooch!! :)

    December 28, 2012 at 01:39

  32. LadyFi, your northern skies are such treasures to look at…Pure delight…Thank you:-)

    December 28, 2012 at 02:06

  33. Such special photos. I adore Oscar too! What a beauty!

    December 28, 2012 at 02:16

  34. Gorgeous … as always.

    December 28, 2012 at 03:42

  35. JDS

    That sky is pretty, but in my opinion, the weathered dock is what really makes those pictures stand out! I hope your Christmas was happy and that the coming year will be happy as well!

    December 28, 2012 at 05:12

  36. It may not have been a White Christmas, but these Christmas photos from last year are absolutely gorgeous.

    December 28, 2012 at 05:16

  37. Gorgeous indeed!

    December 28, 2012 at 05:29

  38. These are stunning photos! Just beautiful.
    It was a wonderful Christmas gift to receive comments & greetings from around the world on my blog. Thank you!!!

    December 28, 2012 at 05:38

  39. Love the colour scheme! :)

    December 28, 2012 at 07:08

  40. Looks very romantic !

    December 28, 2012 at 08:02

  41. indrani

    Excellent compositions!

    December 28, 2012 at 08:35

  42. Happy images!!

    December 28, 2012 at 09:16

  43. Breathtakingly beautiful.

    December 28, 2012 at 10:03

  44. Beautiful pink! Yeah, sometimes digging archives brings out forgotten gorgeous images!
    Happy New Year!

    December 28, 2012 at 10:17

  45. Beautiful and colorful reflections and I love your cute Oscar! Lovely shots. I wish you all the best in 2013, Happy New Years!

    December 28, 2012 at 11:33

  46. Beautiful colours in these skies! So love the dog wrapped in this beauty!

    December 28, 2012 at 12:00

  47. Wonderful colorful viws of the sky.

    December 28, 2012 at 13:04

  48. Beautiful sky and dog, a Christmas swim…brrr! Have a lovely weekend.:)

    December 28, 2012 at 15:07

  49. Merry Christmas and thanks for all the wonderful sky shots.

    December 28, 2012 at 15:47

  50. I’m glad you dug these out of the archives, I’d hate to have missed them! They’re sublime. I think the reflection in the first one is even more intensely colored than the sky above! And sweet Oscar is very brave, as well as overjoyed… that’s got to be some mighty cold water, snow or now snow!

    December 28, 2012 at 15:48

  51. Hudson Howl

    To me, both, are magical mystical stirrings which are as spiritual as any Christmas -past, present or future.

    By the way, have you ever looked at any of Paterson Freeman images or read his writings on photography. He is a kind of hero of mine since high school.

    December 28, 2012 at 16:06

  52. Wonderful shots again, LadyFi, specially the first one is stunning with those soft colours and perfect reflection.

    December 28, 2012 at 16:21

  53. linalg4

    Magical shots. Love seeing both pics a lot!
    Thanks for dropping by, happy New Year:)


    December 28, 2012 at 17:00

  54. JM

    As usual the colours and tranquility shown on your shots are just beautiful!

    December 28, 2012 at 17:37

  55. Al

    Lovely old photos, you live in such a beautiful place.

    December 28, 2012 at 17:56

  56. Beautiful colour in these photos. Happy New Year to you!

    December 28, 2012 at 18:01

  57. Such pretty colors but Oscar steals the show.

    December 28, 2012 at 19:11

  58. Wonderful colors and our golden used to love the snow, and roll and roll and dive in it!! Oscar is always such a good model subject and the sky performs magic artistic colors for you.

    December 28, 2012 at 19:43

  59. Riet

    I remember htese photo’s because that sky color was so special, that pink is awesome.

    December 28, 2012 at 22:14

  60. nice of you to dig in the archives.:) We had a sunny day today so I started to come alive a bit.:)

    December 28, 2012 at 22:38

  61. So beautiful. Hard to believe you ever had a Christmas without snow or ice!!

    December 29, 2012 at 00:02

  62. The colors are just fabulous in both photos! Love the dog..perfect photo for a dog lover like me! Happy holidays!

    December 29, 2012 at 04:20

  63. Those colors… Always stunning!! And your lovely baby, always so handsome.

    December 29, 2012 at 04:36

  64. Oscar rocks my world, reminds me what life is all about. Thank you for sharing this guru with us!

    December 29, 2012 at 05:18

  65. I think golden retrievers like to celebrate with a swim. Our dog jumped into the river and enjoyed a winter-swim, but i guess the water here is warmer:-)

    December 29, 2012 at 09:14

  66. My gosh, does it get any better than this?! Indeed, you have an eye for beauty!

    December 29, 2012 at 15:33

  67. Love these two images Fiona. Wow that was interesting, it certainly was hot at Christmas ( and still is) but imagine Perth being the hottest city!

    December 29, 2012 at 15:57

  68. Marvelous photos and a very pretty dog. Happy New Year Fiona!

    December 29, 2012 at 17:03

  69. WOW!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! (I signed you into Camera-Critters)

    December 29, 2012 at 17:19

  70. · Well. No problem. If no snow, at least, superb photos. We can enjoy with or without snowy landscapes.
    · My best wishes fot you and yours. Happy 2013 too.

    · Hugs from the north of Spain

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    December 29, 2012 at 20:16

  71. imac

    WOW winters delight.
    Happy New Year.

    December 29, 2012 at 21:18

  72. Beautiful shots! The dog is great at posing.

    December 29, 2012 at 23:13

  73. Pat

    Absolutely gorgeous sky and reflection! Your golden retriever is gorgeous, too!

    December 30, 2012 at 01:09

  74. Gorgeous!

    December 30, 2012 at 03:07

  75. Ha, I can relate wanting to dive into that photo LadyFi.

    I hope you and the family have a nice New Year.

    December 30, 2012 at 06:37

  76. Beautiful heavenly images you show.
    Wish you a Happy New Year:) Hanne Bente

    December 30, 2012 at 08:47

  77. jidhujose


    Happy New Year

    December 30, 2012 at 15:22

  78. No snow? Well we will be sending you some…lol. How much would you like?


    December 30, 2012 at 17:09

  79. LADY FI!

    December 30, 2012 at 17:58

  80. jenjilks

    I missed both Skywatch & CC! Had a belated birthday party! Life is good!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

    December 30, 2012 at 22:17

  81. May your New Year be filled with beautiful skies and happiness. Thank you for sharing!!

    December 31, 2012 at 00:40

  82. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. I enjoyed reading your entries..

    December 31, 2012 at 01:13

  83. Wishing you beautiful skies in the New Year my friend!

    December 31, 2012 at 03:20

  84. Such a beautiful sky and a handsome dog as well — just perfect!

    Visiting via Camera Critters:-)

    Bonkers in Barnhart

    December 31, 2012 at 03:26

  85. Oscar is such a beautiful dog! Awesome photos!
    Have a Happy New Year!

    January 2, 2013 at 11:00

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