Summer stillness


That perfection of long summer evenings

And mosquito bites

AB 2 and Oscar

When it never really gets dark

And there is plenty of time

For skimming stones,


For gazing

At the deepening colours in the sky

AB 2 sunset

And for enjoying the still reflection

Of clouds in the water

And peace in the heart.

Clouds in water

For more summer peace, please visit: Skywatch.

86 responses

  1. These are photos with feelings. Well done.

    June 20, 2013 at 11:47

  2. a great sunset again. You have lots of them. But this time it seems like you had a storm earlier with all those sticks laying there.

    Havn´t been skimming stones for years. Maybe I try it again a still day.

    June 20, 2013 at 11:54

  3. Serenity and true beauty. Thank you – this post has eased an ache in my heart.

    June 20, 2013 at 12:09

  4. Don

    So good to see those colours again.

    June 20, 2013 at 12:29

  5. Awesome stillness… quite fascinating and wish to stare forever!

    June 20, 2013 at 12:31

  6. Som presvedčená, že miluješ ružovú oblohu. Ja tiež. Veľa tvojich fotografií s oblohou má práve túto farbu. Nádherné.

    I believe that you love pink sky. Me too. A lot of your photos with just a sky that color. Beautiful.

    June 20, 2013 at 12:36

  7. B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

    June 20, 2013 at 13:02

  8. i am all about skipping stones under that kinda beauty…smiles….very nice shots…

    June 20, 2013 at 13:48

  9. Gorgeous. I love the first shot with the dog anticipating a swim.

    June 20, 2013 at 14:08

  10. You create the best sunsets EVER my friend.

    June 20, 2013 at 14:22

  11. So similar to our own lakes here. We got out on the water to kayak some lakes and streams last night for my birthday. The mosquitoes are worth it! Beautiful shots – happy summer solstice to you this week!

    June 20, 2013 at 14:27

  12. I would love to experience the part of the world where it never really gets dark during the summer. So fascinating to me. Love the last image. xo

    June 20, 2013 at 14:35

  13. I think if any of us were landed by your jetty at sunset we would recognise it – and Oscar…!

    June 20, 2013 at 14:46

  14. Your sky is always so beautiful with amazing colors!

    June 20, 2013 at 15:14

  15. Fantastic views, such places always enrapture me:) Greetings

    June 20, 2013 at 15:14

  16. I truly felt I was here while reading these words. So serene. You have a way of taking us there with you through your pictures and writing. TYhank you:)

    June 20, 2013 at 15:31

  17. Pat

    So lovely.

    June 20, 2013 at 15:36

  18. Fabulous, absolutely stunning photos.

    Wishing you a great day,
    An English Girl Rambles

    June 20, 2013 at 15:59

  19. That dock looks like it’s reaching up to the sky! Amazing shot!

    June 20, 2013 at 16:12

  20. Superb captures as always and I do love the colors of your skies and the peaceful feeling they exude.

    June 20, 2013 at 16:17

  21. Just beautiful! Love the reflections of the clouds in the water.

    June 20, 2013 at 16:18

  22. so beautiful, shivers just ran through my body.

    June 20, 2013 at 17:09

  23. isn’t it wonderful that you can share the beauty of your view and strike a chord in people all over the world?

    June 20, 2013 at 17:10

  24. How absolutely stunning. I don’t think I’d ever go inside with views like these!

    June 20, 2013 at 17:10

  25. Amazing shots! Such a beautiful colors❤

    June 20, 2013 at 17:34

  26. These shots are so pretty! The sky is absolutely gorgeous. So stunning!

    June 20, 2013 at 17:39

  27. Beautiful! Last shot is marvelous.

    June 20, 2013 at 17:51

  28. I adore that dock. Such character!

    & I Loooove Oscar! Xx

    PS. did I tell you his photo is on my refrigerator?

    June 20, 2013 at 18:17

  29. ds

    “Clouds in the water”–ahhh….. so beautiful. Thank you.

    June 20, 2013 at 18:18

  30. what a place…what a beautiful view, your view. i really enjoyed each one!!

    June 20, 2013 at 18:36

  31. A lake, a dog, and some skipping stones on a beautiful light Swedish night. It doesn’t get much better than that.

    June 20, 2013 at 18:52

  32. it is like a bridge into the sky your pier is.

    June 20, 2013 at 19:14

  33. Glorious colors in those photos! I’d take your summer, mosquitoes and all!

    June 20, 2013 at 19:15

  34. Stunning colors. Definitely worth braving the mosquitoes. :)

    June 20, 2013 at 19:19

  35. Eileen

    What a lovely evening! I love the pretty and colorful reflections! Gorgeous captures!

    June 20, 2013 at 19:24

  36. bobbushell

    Beautiful, stone throwing in the late evening, love it.

    June 20, 2013 at 19:55

  37. the mood is too good in these pictures:)

    June 20, 2013 at 19:58

  38. I like all your photos.
    They are very beautiful.
    The sky looks like from the pictures.
    I saw Oscar. He was with you for a walk.

    June 20, 2013 at 20:36

  39. How beautiful these are, especially the one with Oscar in it!

    June 20, 2013 at 20:44

  40. Hudson Howl

    MONUMENTAL!………definite big Grunt! from here. Shweeeet interplay between the magical paradisaical realm and natural realm. Am sure that makes sense to you.

    June 20, 2013 at 20:49

  41. Beautiful collection of pictures!!

    June 20, 2013 at 21:14

  42. Simple beautiful photos!I love it!

    June 20, 2013 at 21:27

  43. such magical colors and light in your long summer nights ~

    June 20, 2013 at 22:11

  44. Thanks for the reality check: mosquito bites. You’re quite right. I still love your pictures, though.

    Greetings from London.

    June 20, 2013 at 23:41

  45. Jim

    LOL! Oh yes, how can we forget the mosquitoes!!
    Lovely colour and you have it for so long!!

    June 21, 2013 at 01:52

  46. I can’t imagine where it never gets past dusk for months. But I can imagine mosquitoes–LOL! :)

    June 21, 2013 at 03:33

  47. Your children (and Oscar) must love this time of year. I’m wondering if the lake water remains cold? I’ve only ever seen Oscar brave enough to swim in it! The sunset on the water is magnificent.

    June 21, 2013 at 04:54

  48. Wonderful images. Good time there.

    June 21, 2013 at 04:55

  49. Perfect summer shots but i thought there are no mosquito there!

    June 21, 2013 at 05:21

  50. Whoa! Incredible! You frame them so well.

    June 21, 2013 at 07:43

  51. Spectacular purple highlights!

    June 21, 2013 at 07:52

  52. Brilliant colours!!

    June 21, 2013 at 08:51

  53. You capture the images dreams are made of, gorgeous!

    June 21, 2013 at 10:17

  54. I prefer to watch these beautiful skies without mosquito bites !

    June 21, 2013 at 10:56

  55. So peaceful and colourful.

    June 21, 2013 at 11:05

  56. Stunning colors and so peaceful … what a wonderful place.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend, LadyFi.

    June 21, 2013 at 12:21

  57. Wow! That is very different angle!

    June 21, 2013 at 13:55

  58. jim

    Just so beautiful.

    June 21, 2013 at 13:59

  59. Fantastic shots. The colors are so soft and lovely. The reflections are an added bonus and the scenes so calm and peaceful.

    June 21, 2013 at 14:23

  60. It’s a perfect reflection. How beautiful.

    June 21, 2013 at 14:31

  61. Exquisite photography ~ What a place to live ~ beautiful! ~ Happy Day to you ^_^

    Thanks for visiting .

    June 21, 2013 at 15:17

  62. We have mosquitoes too..lovely evening shots..peaceful:)

    June 21, 2013 at 15:32

  63. Joyful moments beautifully expressed.:)

    June 21, 2013 at 16:13

  64. today is the summer solstice and we’ll have sunlight til 10 pm … i cant imagine how that would be everyday … as for mosquitos … they love me, ugh

    June 21, 2013 at 16:15

  65. Breathtaking shots again!
    Thanks for dropping by, happy weekend:)

    June 21, 2013 at 19:10

  66. I’m having a hectic day – thank you for this “Moment of Zen” in the midst of it!:-) These photos really do embody tranquility and radiate peace.

    June 21, 2013 at 20:15

  67. Beautiful pictures of a summer evening! Happy Midsummerevening!

    June 21, 2013 at 21:23

  68. For en stillhet …. hvilke farger. Utrolig vakkert!

    June 21, 2013 at 23:02

  69. wow! what a wonderful sky and so lovely pics!:)

    June 22, 2013 at 10:13

  70. Stunning photos with beautiful colours take you on a peaceful dream journey

    June 22, 2013 at 11:56

  71. Ik kan weer een reactie achterlaten, ik heb mijn gmail aan gepast, voor heen kon ik geen reactie achterlaten.
    Mooie fotoserie.

    June 22, 2013 at 16:06

  72. JM

    Wonderful, just wonderful!

    June 22, 2013 at 17:00

  73. awww… hello, ladyfi:)

    June 22, 2013 at 18:21

  74. Excellent set of images! I like the soft pink and blue colors, which provide an added sense of tranquility to the calm surface of the water. The last shot was my favorite. great job!

    June 23, 2013 at 00:03

  75. So lovely and stunning and colorful and ….. don´t have enough words!:)
    Have a nice weekend!

    June 23, 2013 at 00:48

  76. I do love your pictures from the jetty


    June 23, 2013 at 22:19

  77. oh c’est une merveille de se balader sur ce ponton de bois

    June 24, 2013 at 08:13

  78. those reflections are just perfect!
    I’m ready to have some mosquito bites this summer:-)

    June 24, 2013 at 15:12

  79. Oh how wonderful. I can’t wait until we have a dock of our own.. in just a few weeks. Mine will be sunrises though. I can only hope they’ll be half as beautiful as the wonders in your world.

    June 24, 2013 at 21:13

  80. Serene and calming! very well captured.

    June 29, 2013 at 08:24

  81. I’m so glad I took time to catch up on your beautiful summer posts! Thanks for sharing the joy,

    July 2, 2013 at 22:21

  82. OMG, this is the most beautiful post have seen for a long time1 Absolutely stunning images. It’s always a tremendous joy to watch Oscar and your fine work. Ha en riktig god sommer!:-)

    July 4, 2013 at 14:44

  83. I love your nature views! Just beautiful!

    July 7, 2013 at 02:18

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