Clear light

There is beauty there

In that ribbon of clear light

After the storm.

Clear light 2

And, of course, there’s always

Swimming for Oscar!

Clear light sunset copy

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81 responses

  1. Joe

    Great photos, very nice work.

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    August 15, 2013 at 13:49

  2. That’s happy that Oscar always swims.in a beautiful lake.

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    August 15, 2013 at 13:51

  3. bobbushell

    Good old Oscar, always there.

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    August 15, 2013 at 13:52

  4. ha. swim on oscar! there is a wonderful peace that comes in that moment right after a storm for sure…and some pretty cool skies as well…

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    August 15, 2013 at 14:17

  5. Don

    The light is absolutely magnificent and I just love the ripples caused by Oscar’s daring swim.

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    August 15, 2013 at 14:18

  6. Så vackert!
    Great for Oscar to swim. In our pack only Vilja swims a Little….

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    August 15, 2013 at 15:14

  7. Beautiful pictures! I love the ripples that Oscar makes as he swims.

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    August 15, 2013 at 16:13

  8. These photos are beautiful, gorgeous place with a divine light, lovely!

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    August 15, 2013 at 16:36

  9. i just LOVE this! such a rush ran through me…

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    August 15, 2013 at 16:40

  10. Oscar is always the icing on the cake♥

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    August 15, 2013 at 16:43

  11. sylviakirk

    Ah, Oscar does know how to make the most of every day!! And what a lovely, peaceful scene!! Great shots as always! Hope your week is going well!

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    August 15, 2013 at 17:12

  12. Luckely he is a good swimmer.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    August 15, 2013 at 17:14

  13. I think Oscar enjoys the lake as much as you do. Your photos are gorgeous.

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    August 15, 2013 at 17:20

  14. Hello, and thank you for stopping by my blog! Love your thoughts and photos!

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    August 15, 2013 at 17:26

  15. I love the way both the sky and water look after the storm. Delightful shots.

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    August 15, 2013 at 18:30

  16. Oh how beautiful! I just love the second shot and the gentle ripples coming out from where Oscar is swimming. Gorgeous!

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    August 15, 2013 at 18:47

  17. Superbly composed and shot!!

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    August 15, 2013 at 19:09

  18. And it is reflecting as well. So much beauty. You know I want to see your lake once with my eyes😀

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    August 15, 2013 at 19:55

  19. Oh lovely! Oscar sure knows how to enjoy himself!

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    August 15, 2013 at 20:20

  20. Beautiful golden joy!

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    August 15, 2013 at 20:47

  21. Pat

    Beautiful light.

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    August 15, 2013 at 21:01

  22. Great photos in beautiful light!Have a nice weekend!

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    August 15, 2013 at 21:41

  23. Very beautiful photos in great light!Have a nice weekend!

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    August 15, 2013 at 21:42

  24. OH! What a stunning time of day to capture the lighting – Gorgeous! Peaceful! And reminds me of our lakes here at home.

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    August 15, 2013 at 21:59

  25. Oscar swimming always warms the cockles of my heart. Beautiful light, beautiful boy.

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    August 15, 2013 at 21:59

  26. There’s something very nice about being outside AFTER a storm… Things just ‘smell’ fresh…. Bet Oscar enjoyed his swim… Beautiful photos.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    August 15, 2013 at 23:04

  27. Great place and a great image.
    Happy summer!

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    August 15, 2013 at 23:16

  28. Lovely.
    what the heck would one do without sweet golden Oscar!? xx

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    August 16, 2013 at 00:15

  29. Lovely captures! Oscar is just like my Goldie Girl, she loves to swim. Happy skywatching and enjoy your weekend!

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    August 16, 2013 at 00:41

  30. Oh,how beautiful and that Oscar just steals my heart away. My Jake (another beautiful golden) would love Oscar🙂

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    August 16, 2013 at 04:08

  31. Stunning, beautiful images. I’m back in the city after two weeks at my new place. Your wonderful images make me miss it all the more.

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    August 16, 2013 at 04:38

  32. Hudson Howl

    Perhaps, it is me, but whenever I see a reflective surface disrupted or disturbed , as in these photographs, it reminds me though the context is worlds apart, of Michael Ondaatje’s novel Coming Through Slaughter. In the novel both characters explore that thin film which separates reality from creativity. Within the fiction of the novel both characters, go insane when they break that film and cross into the other side. Here, the dock, the people on the dock, Oscar swimming, break that thin film between what is real and what is divine and the viewer can pass safely back and forth between the worlds.

    The last picture my fav, but both need to be seen together I think. These two photo’s go to the art and not just the craft. Be proud of them.

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    August 16, 2013 at 05:00

    • Thank you for this profound comment. So interesting to ponder on the metaphorical layers in our photos.

      Lady Fi wrote: > New comment on your post “Clear light” > Author : Hudson Howl (IP: 184.151.61.69 , bm-3096919365.relaybm.bell.ca) > E-mail : hudson@beyondplumcreek.com > URL : > Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/184.151.61.69

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      August 16, 2013 at 09:29

      • Hudson Howl

        As an Enigma everything is metaphour, everything is suspect and wrought with encoding. A photograph is not just a ‘click’ of the button but rather a lifetime of thought and reflection crammed into a F-stop from 1/16000 s to 1/2 s. I always say there is no such thing as a bad photograph, however some images have a built-in higher level of honesty stemming from the thought and reverence of the photographer -much happens behind the scenes, then it is all over in a heart beat.

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        August 16, 2013 at 16:48

  33. Absolutely awesome photos!!! Oscar has a great life🙂

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    August 16, 2013 at 05:00

  34. You capture the most exquisite light!

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    August 16, 2013 at 05:14

  35. For a moment i thought loch ness monster is swimming in the lake.

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    August 16, 2013 at 06:54

  36. wow the water looks so still and quiet I can almost hear their voices and then the splash as Oscar goes for it!

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    August 16, 2013 at 08:25

  37. So serend Fi …. Perfectly calm for Oscar.

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    August 16, 2013 at 11:43

  38. I think we should all take Oscar’s point of view on life….he accepts his challenge and enjoys everything there is!!! Beautiful sky photos.

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    August 16, 2013 at 12:51

  39. Magnificent as always Fi… I love the ripples of Oscars wake, so beautiful in the low light.

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    August 16, 2013 at 13:42

  40. Wonderful to see. Love your shots, always.

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    August 16, 2013 at 13:43

  41. You have such a wonderful place there near the lake. You’re photos of the lake and its surrounding are always so beautiful.
    Must be a great place for Oscar too. 🙂

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    August 16, 2013 at 16:42

  42. I love the almost monochrome look, it’s lovely

    I’m inviting you to join us for Travel Photo Mondays, the link runs all week so I hope you can join us for the next installment?

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    August 16, 2013 at 17:06

  43. Love these shots, especially the light in the sky.It’s beautiful !

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    August 16, 2013 at 17:39

  44. Absolutely wonderful! Love the second photo

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    August 16, 2013 at 17:55

  45. The colours, the composition, the “soul” in your photos take my breath away!

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    August 16, 2013 at 18:39

  46. Wonderful set of images.

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    August 16, 2013 at 19:43

  47. Lovely photos! What a view!

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    August 16, 2013 at 20:46

  48. Such a beautiful view! Gorgeous shots!!!

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    August 16, 2013 at 23:13

  49. Superb indeed!

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    August 16, 2013 at 23:14

  50. What a beautiful scene this is, and I always love it when Oscar “visits” here! 🙂

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    August 17, 2013 at 01:47

  51. Oscar knows winter is coming and he won’t be able to swim!

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    August 17, 2013 at 05:01

  52. I would love to swim there, too! Lucky dog!🙂 And by the way, the fairies want a word with you: http://friendlyfairytales.com/2013/08/17/celebration-symphony/😉

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    August 17, 2013 at 05:44

  53. I like the ripples in the water from Oscar!

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    August 17, 2013 at 06:28

  54. Beautiful pictures with a magnificent light!
    Greetings to Oscar🙂

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    August 17, 2013 at 10:54

  55. Gorgeous sky shots and beautiful view!

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    August 17, 2013 at 14:19

  56. I’ll trade you places. You can sit here at my computer with the backdrop of construction noise behind the house and I’ll enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful spot!

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    August 17, 2013 at 17:14

  57. JM

    Fantastic water motion as Oscar swims!

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    August 17, 2013 at 18:53

  58. the water folds so beautiful around Oscar. Looks like gold in the sun.

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    August 17, 2013 at 22:18

  59. Vakkert og stemningsfullt. Heldig som har dette rett utenfor “stuedøren”

    God søndag til deg og dine!

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    August 17, 2013 at 23:35

  60. I love that image with Oscar swimming in the lake!!!
    And yesterday’s lavender photos are wonderful!!

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    August 18, 2013 at 00:04

  61. That deck has certainly provided you with a multitude of opportunities for great photos. Always a pleasure to scroll through your posts. Mickie🙂

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    August 18, 2013 at 06:41

  62. Pat

    Wow! those photos are beautiful!
    The ripples that Oscar left in the water are amazing…

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    August 18, 2013 at 08:36

  63. Great pictures. I have to wonder if Oscar ever really gets dry!! I think he must be more than half otter!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    August 18, 2013 at 11:50

  64. Beautiful, it’s lovely to see your lake and Oscar once again…I love your opening words, delicious🙂

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    August 18, 2013 at 12:36

  65. WOW!!! Stunning photos! Especially the second one.

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    August 18, 2013 at 14:19

  66. Wow, stunning photographs. It’s true there’s a beautiful light at the end of the storm and you captured it incredibly well. I love the water movement that Oscar created on the second photo.

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    August 18, 2013 at 15:20

  67. Beautiful shots! Our German shepherd loved to swim, but our dachshund only went in until the water touched his belly.

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    August 18, 2013 at 16:24

  68. I just love that old pier.

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    August 18, 2013 at 17:13

  69. Al

    I love the light after a storm and you’ve captured it beautifully here. And a happy dog, too! Thanks for keeping Our World Tuesday going, it’s one of my absolute favorite memes.

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    August 18, 2013 at 22:44

  70. Beautiful after the storm pic. And I always love seeing Oscar. 🙂

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    August 18, 2013 at 23:13

  71. Oh what a treat to stop by here! I’m subscribing to your blog today.🙂

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    August 19, 2013 at 02:58

  72. Always great to see Oscar having fun! That dock is growing moss:)

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    August 19, 2013 at 06:11

  73. remo1323

    Love the sky and the nice moody feel of the image.

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    August 19, 2013 at 09:46

  74. What a lovely view – and Oscar creates such a wonderful pattern of ripples in his wake!

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    August 19, 2013 at 12:39

  75. Blond Duck

    Have a great Monday!

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    August 19, 2013 at 15:03

  76. the light in this is sooooo beautiful

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    August 19, 2013 at 20:06

  77. Such beautiful photos. Love them. Blessings, Debbie

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    August 20, 2013 at 20:12

  78. Wolfgang

    I love the light and this peaceful atmosphere. Wonderful photos!

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    August 21, 2013 at 09:51

  79. I had fun catching up on your blog today. This photos speaks so much to me❤

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    August 26, 2013 at 00:14

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