Catching stars

As you probably know, I was lucky enough to ‘borrow’ a friend’s island for a couple of days to do some work for him.

You have to row over from the mainland…

It’s well worth it: the first thing you see is this pretty cottage.

Cottage

There was plenty of time for relaxation,

Relaxation

Contemplation about the simple things in life,

Simple pegs copy

And gazing at the sunset.

Sunset

A lot of work was done —

And best of all, we even caught some stars.

Catching stars copy

I’m away in the England for the next week, so won’t be around much. I’ve got some automated posts in case you want to pop around here again…

For more star posts, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

83 responses

  1. Looks like a fabulous place to work!!

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    July 22, 2013 at 14:12

  2. Hudson Howl

    Just sucking it up, I won’t say much. No need to. What I can say that the photo’s haven’t already expressed.

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    July 22, 2013 at 14:15

  3. what a view to be greeted by

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    July 22, 2013 at 14:28

  4. I am sooo jealous!

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    July 22, 2013 at 14:36

  5. Wonderful, simple pleasures. Thanks for sharing Fi, and I hope your time in England is enjoyable. Safe travels!

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    July 22, 2013 at 14:42

  6. Beautiful captures buddy!!!

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    July 22, 2013 at 14:55

  7. I particularly like the pegs at sundown! And the light on the water…. Enjoy England!

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    July 22, 2013 at 14:57

  8. I haven’t seen a close line in years, let alone in a beautiful sunset. You always amaze me with your uniqueness. Have a great week.

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    July 22, 2013 at 15:11

  9. Stunning photos and compositions, wonderful summer series

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    July 22, 2013 at 15:24

  10. borrowing an island – sounds like fun!

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    July 22, 2013 at 15:59

  11. Jim

    Your own island! Nice.
    enjoyed this visit, Fiona, thanks.

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    July 22, 2013 at 16:16

  12. Fantastic work with photography! Loved the sparkling water and pretty cottage… seems kids having great time around the water.

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    July 22, 2013 at 16:43

  13. This is the luxury of true meaning – great comfort in the beautiful and priceless surroundings. Your families look playing around in the Galaxy. Enjoy yourself in England.

    Yoko

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    July 22, 2013 at 16:48

  14. Great pictures, oh yes, so your going in old England, don’t forget to say hi to me, lol.

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    July 22, 2013 at 17:12

    • I’ll wave from West Sussex!

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      July 22, 2013 at 17:15

  15. Wow, how awesome! I’d love to “borrow” a friend’s island sometime 🙂 Your photos are beautiful!

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    July 22, 2013 at 17:23

  16. Oh, yes! I would love to “borrow” an island, too!! What a beautiful place! Love that sunset! Such fun to see the kids and Oscar playing in the water! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week!

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    July 22, 2013 at 17:48

  17. I could live there!

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    July 22, 2013 at 17:54

  18. Incredibly beautiful shots 🙂
    Enjoy England.

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    July 22, 2013 at 18:34

  19. I can see how much you all enjoyed. That blazing sunset looks out of this world.

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    July 22, 2013 at 18:48

  20. ah love all the sparkles in that last pic…borrowed a friends island…now that is something you do not hear every day…ha….

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    July 22, 2013 at 18:57

  21. Have a lovely time!

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    July 22, 2013 at 18:59

  22. Doing work in such surroundings can’t be compared with my “doing work”. How magical that place looks!

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    July 22, 2013 at 19:34

  23. What a delightful place to visit for a spell. Great shots. Love the star-sparkly water. 🙂
    Enjoy your time away.

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    July 22, 2013 at 20:11

  24. what a serene setting and a cottage I would love to spend time writing inside. Have fun in England.

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    July 22, 2013 at 20:43

  25. What a serene setting. I would love to write in that cottage. Have a great time in West Sussex.

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    July 22, 2013 at 20:45

  26. What a serene setting. I would love to write in that cottage. Have a great time in West Sussex.

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    July 22, 2013 at 20:45

  27. How beautiful! The bungalow is so great! The lake is stunning!

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    July 22, 2013 at 21:09

  28. nice you can borrow an island 🙂
    and it looks beautiful!

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    July 22, 2013 at 21:52

  29. Oh my. Oh wow. I loved the gift of this beauty today. Thank you.

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    July 22, 2013 at 22:58

  30. An island reached only by boat — how peaceful!

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    July 23, 2013 at 00:30

  31. This reminds me of our cabin in northern Ontario.. you have to get there by water, also – the water and sun and quiet are bliss!
    Lovely photos, and happy travels to England!

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    July 23, 2013 at 01:47

  32. What a wonderful treat! Happy travels.

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    July 23, 2013 at 02:20

  33. Looks like a fun time on the island. The children, Oscar are having a grand time. Great shots!

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    July 23, 2013 at 02:22

  34. I think we are all jealous–lovely shots! I hope you enjoy your time away.

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    July 23, 2013 at 03:40

  35. Oh what a beautiful dream of a place! Looks as if you got to take family with you. What could be better!

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    July 23, 2013 at 04:37

  36. Looks like a beautiful place—and you are fortunate to get to spend a few days there… I’d love sitting out there looking at the sunset and catching stars.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    July 23, 2013 at 04:58

  37. Sounds like a great place!

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    July 23, 2013 at 06:22

  38. Heavenly!! Have fun!!

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    July 23, 2013 at 07:41

  39. Et herlig sted, og det siste bildet er fantastisk!

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    July 23, 2013 at 07:55

  40. Lovely! Have a great trip!

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    July 23, 2013 at 07:59

  41. superbe ces deux épingles à linge avec ce ciel orangé

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    July 23, 2013 at 08:42

  42. Det ser härligt ut att ha ett Robinson liv…några dagar.. 🙂

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    July 23, 2013 at 08:47

  43. “borrowing an island” how wonderful to “borrow an island” and have a change in pace. Lovely images.
    Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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    July 23, 2013 at 09:07

  44. Rahul

    A lovely place to be in!

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    July 23, 2013 at 09:42

  45. Beautiful photographs, wonderful place, time in such a fairy-tale place it is very joy:) I am greeting

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    July 23, 2013 at 12:28

  46. Wow! what a beautiful place to spend some time.
    It looks so peaceful.
    Have a safe and wonderful trip!

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    July 23, 2013 at 12:37

  47. Lovely. It must be easy to work when you have such surroundings to relax in!

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    July 23, 2013 at 12:40

  48. Wonderful photographs, in such a fairy-tale place every moment is joy:) I am greeting

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    July 23, 2013 at 12:43

  49. JM

    Fantastic location and absolutely beautiful shots!

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    July 23, 2013 at 13:28

  50. LOVE! There is nothing better to me than to see children at play. JOYFUL. Gosh, I need a better camera. Your pictures speak volumes. Beautiful.

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    July 23, 2013 at 13:32

  51. Wow, fantastic peaceful pictures!

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    July 23, 2013 at 13:34

  52. What a great spot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    July 23, 2013 at 14:44

  53. jenmuddybootdreams

    That looks like a family memory in the making. A private island? Sigh…

    Jen

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    July 23, 2013 at 15:11

  54. Beautiful photos! I like the beauty of their lights, beautiful in tone, exquisite! Wonderful!

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    July 23, 2013 at 15:34

  55. I was wondering what to call the sun glints that dance on top of our waters. Stars!!!

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    July 23, 2013 at 17:06

  56. Fun moments framed so well.

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    July 23, 2013 at 18:38

  57. Nice to have friends like that.
    Ha det så trvligt i UK

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    July 23, 2013 at 19:07

  58. Kaya

    Your world is beautiful!!! I enjoy your photography so much. All pictures are outstanding! I liked what you saw when you gazed at the sunset and another picture of sunset is incredibly beautiful!

    Great photography!

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    July 23, 2013 at 20:34

  59. Such a pretty spot to visit…er…do work.

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    July 23, 2013 at 21:26

  60. Oh spectacular!!

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    July 23, 2013 at 22:21

  61. Pat

    Sounds wonderful!

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    July 24, 2013 at 00:16

  62. Looks like a lovely spot. Though you can make any place look wonderful with your incredible photography. Enjoy your time away!

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    July 24, 2013 at 05:41

  63. Hi! Nice captures. The sunset photo is breathtaking beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful days in England.

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    July 24, 2013 at 09:55

  64. I wish I had friends with an island. 🙂 Have a good time in England!

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    July 24, 2013 at 12:42

  65. What a lovely place to work. Enjoy you time in England.

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    July 24, 2013 at 15:48

  66. Beautiful place and enjoy England.

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    July 24, 2013 at 15:54

  67. What a beautiful place, how lucky to have had the opportunity to enjoy it

    Mollyxxx

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    July 24, 2013 at 15:56

  68. Wonderful photos, wonderful place:)

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    July 24, 2013 at 17:04

  69. Wonderful photos, beautiful place:) Greetings

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    July 24, 2013 at 17:05

  70. How beautiful…

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    July 24, 2013 at 19:03

  71. Lovely pictures of your island visit. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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    July 24, 2013 at 19:45

  72. What a great place to stay. Love the last picture.

    Jim

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    July 24, 2013 at 21:29

  73. Seem “work” is a pretty generous term for it. It almost looks like play! 🙂 Have fun! Cheers, Danette

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    July 25, 2013 at 05:15

  74. What a beautiful place! Wonderful images! The sunset is fantastic!

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    July 25, 2013 at 11:35

  75. LOVE!
    Especially the last photo. Stunning. Xxxx

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    July 25, 2013 at 16:59

  76. Hi Lady Fi, thanks for sharing your “borrowed” island. It looks beautiful and relaxing. Your images are stunning. Love the clothline and sunset shots. I bet the stars were spectacular. Enjoy England.

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    July 25, 2013 at 19:11

  77. Wow, how perfect! That cottage is so pretty and inviting. Love the starry sparkles on the water! Looks like such a relaxing, peaceful place I’d have a hard time holding up my end of the bargain and getting any work done. 🙂 Enjoy that “Island Time” – there’s nothing like it!

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    July 26, 2013 at 16:30

  78. oh how exciting, being on a little island. It looks gorgeous. I love the sparkling water. I love islands. live on a big one myself but whenever I am able too we visit some little one

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    July 27, 2013 at 05:53

  79. This is fabulous, Ladyfi! The sunset is gorgeous!

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    July 28, 2013 at 02:50

  80. What a beautiful place ot both relax and work. Magical pictures 🙂

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    July 31, 2013 at 09:10

  81. What a fabulous place to work. Good that you could take the biters and Oscar with. Loved the photos:)

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    August 5, 2013 at 06:13

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