Burnished copper

On Earth Day, nature gave us the gift

Of big rolling skies and dramatic clouds;

Big light

Of our local jetty, finally revealed

As the ice melted away

To leave a lake of burnished copper.

Lovely light

The canopy of the sky

Seemed so close and so beautiful

That all we had to do was reach up

And touch it.

Holding up the sky

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83 responses

  1. Don

    I have so missed the jetty. Wonderful to see it again. Hope it’s the same jetty I’m seeing. Fiona..

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    April 25, 2013 at 13:18

  2. shewhocarriescamera

    jaw-dropping gorgeous!

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    April 25, 2013 at 13:22

  3. Wooooooosh! That’s the sound of my breath being taken away! Super images!

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    April 25, 2013 at 13:49

  4. Dramatic and hearthbreaking! =) Lovely photos!

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    April 25, 2013 at 14:03

  5. Some sunshine! Last one is really beautiful.

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    April 25, 2013 at 14:04

  6. A wonderful Sunset and gorgeous photos. All photos are amazing and great !

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    April 25, 2013 at 14:05

  7. beautiful light…particularly that second one for me…framing the tree….lovely…..

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    April 25, 2013 at 14:17

  8. stunning as always, Fiona! Sending warm vibes to you!

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    April 25, 2013 at 14:49

  9. Oh my goodness the earth most definitely blessed you with a gift that day…there’s so much magnificent beauty in the world isn’t there??

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    April 25, 2013 at 15:13

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  11. Amazing pictures! My favourite is second one:) beautifully captured.

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    April 25, 2013 at 15:28

  12. mtwaggin

    Love love love the pictures and the sentiments.

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    April 25, 2013 at 15:35

  13. Don’t you just love when you feel all snuggled in and blanketed by mother nature?

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    April 25, 2013 at 15:45

  14. Such a perfect title for these beautiful photographs!

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    April 25, 2013 at 16:31

  15. Gorgeous,, gorgeous photos! The second one with the tree is my favorite!

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    April 25, 2013 at 16:40

  16. Glorious skies and captures to match, Fiona! These really took my breath away this morning! The colors are amazing and I love the tree etched against the skies! Awesome! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

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    April 25, 2013 at 16:45

  17. you stir my soul…

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    April 25, 2013 at 16:59

  18. JM

    These take my breath away! Especially the one on top. Stunning!

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    April 25, 2013 at 17:02

  19. Beautiful!

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    April 25, 2013 at 17:27

  20. Burnished copper is a perfect descriptor! Awesome photos.:)

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    April 25, 2013 at 17:52

  21. Lots of lovely drama. Mother Nature is so powerful and takes my breath away and you seem to grasp that power nicely with your camera.

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    April 25, 2013 at 18:31

  22. cloudia

    Rose Gold!

    Aloha

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    April 25, 2013 at 18:33

  23. If heaven exists, it would look likes scenes through your camera. These photos are so dramatic and beautiful. Just amazing photography!

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    April 25, 2013 at 18:44

  24. Such gorgeous photos! Burnished copper is the perfect way to describe the color. What a gift:)

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    April 25, 2013 at 18:52

  25. Your title is perfect and your photos are perfect. Wonderful.

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    April 25, 2013 at 19:04

  26. So beautiful and peaceful!

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    April 25, 2013 at 19:11

  27. thesmittenimage

    Such stunning shots. I especially love the one in the middle.

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    April 25, 2013 at 19:27

  28. Eileen

    Beautiful sky and gorgeous captures! Have a great weekend!

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    April 25, 2013 at 19:51

  29. that sky is very beautiful, I’m sure even more overwhelming in real life.
    There is definitely some magic going on:-)

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    April 25, 2013 at 20:12

  30. Beautiful skylines, they certainly are burnished copper, love them.

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    April 25, 2013 at 20:51

  31. I love those burnished expansive skies and beautiful words too.

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    April 25, 2013 at 21:11

  32. Oh I do so love your title…perfect as always my friend.

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    April 25, 2013 at 21:17

  33. the second shot is amazing. Gorgeous light in it.:)

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    April 25, 2013 at 21:19

  34. Great photos for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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    April 25, 2013 at 21:38

  35. Goodness Fi when did you become such a fantastic photographer?! Seriously I hope you are making a living from your pics because they are truly beautiful and I can see I am not the only one who thinks so!

    I completely gave up on Blogspot,Google+circles whateverthehell all that was about I do not know. So am starting again with wordpress. Any tips gratefully received as I’m still fiddling around and getting to to grips. How is your back these days? Jo x

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    April 25, 2013 at 21:41

  36. “Burnished” is exactly the right word!

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    April 25, 2013 at 21:42

  37. Jim

    Beautiful ‘capture Fiona.

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    April 25, 2013 at 22:08

  38. Magical and mystical. You have spring there!

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    April 25, 2013 at 23:31

  39. entirely beautiful!

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    April 26, 2013 at 00:12

  40. So beautiful Lady Fi! I’ve never seen skies of those lovely tones. Thanks for sharing them.

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    April 26, 2013 at 00:44

  41. At last!

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    April 26, 2013 at 03:03

  42. Very nice. I can imagine the silence at the location. Thanks for sharing photos.

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    April 26, 2013 at 03:21

  43. Lovely!

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    April 26, 2013 at 03:54

  44. Beautifully captured!!

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    April 26, 2013 at 04:00

  45. That’s the perfect title for it!

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    April 26, 2013 at 04:29

  46. Beautiful views of the sky. Love the color shades.

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    April 26, 2013 at 05:45

  47. I have never seen such a beautiful sky….great capture..!

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    April 26, 2013 at 06:31

  48. Wow, those are amazing skies!

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    April 26, 2013 at 06:35

  49. Golden magic. How long before Oscar goes swimming?

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    April 26, 2013 at 06:38

  50. what gorgeous skies! dramatic and colorful.
    you’ve shown us the beauty of this jetty in any season. thank you.

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    April 26, 2013 at 09:50

  51. Nice pictures, I love the exquisite light, how beautiful …! Greetings.

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    April 26, 2013 at 09:55

  52. Lovely shots of the lake and the sky!

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    April 26, 2013 at 10:10

  53. indrani

    Incredible captures.

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    April 26, 2013 at 10:16

  54. What a lovely place to be in. And very apt title. The second photo stole my heart.

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    April 26, 2013 at 11:05

  55. Great to see those dramatic skies!

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    April 26, 2013 at 12:36

  56. Stunning! Truly.

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    April 26, 2013 at 13:06

  57. I love the beautiful soft copper color. Spring is springing, even where you are.

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    April 26, 2013 at 13:06

  58. beautiful series of photos.

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    April 26, 2013 at 14:32

  59. eden

    Stunning captures.

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    April 26, 2013 at 14:54

  60. Serene inspiration:-)

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    April 26, 2013 at 15:09

  61. beauty is ever near… thank you for sharing the beauty you see and touch with us Fi:-)

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    April 26, 2013 at 15:09

  62. Seriously Fiona your images are a visual feast..been catching up, you daughter’s flowers were beyond beautiful through your lens and Oscar, well he’s like one of those men who just get more handsome as he gets older:)

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    April 26, 2013 at 15:20

  63. Another triumph for both Mother Nature and you! (She gave us snow for Earth Day, so I guess she likes you better!):-)

    I especially love that last photo – the person provide a perfect demarcation between the golden water and the indigo water! Bet you composed that shot that way on purpose. That sky above is so amazing. The whole scene was a gift indeed, and one we appreciate your sharing with us!

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    April 26, 2013 at 15:28

  64. Hi! There are many beautiful photos. I am very impressed. and enjoyed them very much.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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    April 26, 2013 at 15:51

  65. daryledelstein

    what beautiful colors … warm and yet still wintery

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    April 26, 2013 at 16:27

  66. Wonderful views, real magic:) Greetings

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    April 26, 2013 at 17:43

  67. Wow, look amazing indeed! I’ve never seen such sky here.
    Thanks for dropping by:)

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    April 26, 2013 at 19:40

  68. Really wonderful

    Hugs
    Tina

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    April 26, 2013 at 19:53

  69. Absolutely gorgeous! And no more snow. Can green be far behind the copper? 😉

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    April 26, 2013 at 23:36

  70. Beautiful and dramatic shots!!

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    April 27, 2013 at 08:10

  71. Lovely shots and beautifully displayed!

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    April 27, 2013 at 11:18

  72. So good to see the lake free of ice and boats already waiting for fishermen. Superb skies, an absolute joy to finish the day off.

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    April 27, 2013 at 11:32

  73. Beautiful shots!

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    April 27, 2013 at 14:15

  74. Those colors are just divine…. So incredible!!!

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    April 27, 2013 at 16:14

  75. These are really spectacular sunsets, with all the colors in there at once. Amazing and awesome.

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    April 29, 2013 at 02:55

  76. Stunning photos, very nice colors and skies

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    April 29, 2013 at 19:29

  77. What a beautiful sunset!!

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    April 29, 2013 at 22:07

  78. Outstanding photos. Liked all of them. The sky is quite dramatic.:-)

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    April 30, 2013 at 07:00

  79. Burnished copper, indeed! Perfect title for these beautiful images!

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    May 1, 2013 at 12:50

  80. The one photo in the middle is unique and fantastic!! =)

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    May 2, 2013 at 12:55

  81. Interesting copper skies.

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    May 2, 2013 at 14:28

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