Golden views

All bundled up for a wintry walk.

The sighing of the setting sun

Paints the trees with gold.

Golden copy

A lone skater – on thin ice – whizzes by,

Lone skater

His singing skates echoed

By the honking farewells of the last swans of winter.

Swans

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109 responses

  1. Joe

    Beautiful😀

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    January 16, 2014 at 13:46

  2. Anonymous

    Magnificent. There’s always something mystical about sunset and birds flying home to roost.

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    January 16, 2014 at 14:10

  3. Don

    Magnificent. There’s always something mystical about sunset and birds flying home to roost.

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    January 16, 2014 at 14:11

  4. wow the colors in that first one are so brilliant…
    i figured out pretty quick th guy was ice skating but for a second there…ha….

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    January 16, 2014 at 14:23

  5. The mood is stunning.. The image takes my breath away

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    January 16, 2014 at 14:26

  6. I have to say you do have the prettiest sky shots and view!

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    January 16, 2014 at 14:30

  7. Wow. I want to make the first shot the background on this computer.

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    January 16, 2014 at 14:45

  8. Beautiful photos, golden, dreamy etc.

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    January 16, 2014 at 15:35

  9. Your words paint beautiful mood pictures equal to the imagery you share.

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    January 16, 2014 at 15:49

  10. Ela

    Beautiful views. Thank you very much for sharing
    Greetings

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    January 16, 2014 at 16:02

  11. Beautiful! I love the golden glow of the first one!

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    January 16, 2014 at 16:16

  12. Wonderful golden skies, exquisite beauty in these pictures!

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    January 16, 2014 at 16:18

  13. big sigh… so beautiful.

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    January 16, 2014 at 16:20

  14. imac

    1st Class Photography, as always my friend, Lovely colour

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    January 16, 2014 at 16:24

  15. I love the color in all of these photos. The photos themselves are gorgeous.

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    January 16, 2014 at 16:35

  16. The light on the wings really sparkle in that last photo, doesn’t it!

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    January 16, 2014 at 16:39

  17. Beautiful photos. Love those golden colors.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    January 16, 2014 at 16:44

  18. Your words touch me as much as your gorgeous photos. It is rare, a poet and a photographer. “The sighing of the setting sun,” you know, I watch the sun set behind the mountains almost every night, and your words perfectly capture that moment i time, the sun sighs as it sets, after a long day and a job well done.

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    January 16, 2014 at 16:53

  19. Forest So Green

    Love the mood in your photos, Annie

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    January 16, 2014 at 17:11

  20. That first image looks like something we might see here. Beautiful golden hues.

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    January 16, 2014 at 17:16

  21. Brave skater! I’d be a little nervous to skate there myself. Lovely photos🙂

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    January 16, 2014 at 17:19

  22. So you are in a golden mood too! Your images are glorious. I love them all for different reasons, but I do love that skater!

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    January 16, 2014 at 18:06

  23. Love your golden views!

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    January 16, 2014 at 18:18

  24. Simply magical. The first photo looks like a gorgeous oil painting. Absolutely stunning what happens when you have a camera in your hand!

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    January 16, 2014 at 18:23

  25. Great shots- that first one is just WOW~!

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    January 16, 2014 at 18:24

  26. beautiful, and amazing colors. I think this is what paradise looks like🙂

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    January 16, 2014 at 18:26

  27. Gorgeous!!!

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    January 16, 2014 at 18:31

  28. Looks cold, but oh, that first image in particular is so very beautiful!

    ~Lindy

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    January 16, 2014 at 18:41

  29. These are stunning shots!

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    January 16, 2014 at 18:49

  30. Such a paradise of beauty where you live. That ice sure does look thin! The twilight glow is enchanting.

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    January 16, 2014 at 19:34

  31. Beautiful golden hues captured here!

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    January 16, 2014 at 19:39

  32. Pat

    Sublime images.

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    January 16, 2014 at 19:45

  33. These photos are marvelous, you can almost feel the atmosphere without being there. Marvelous shots!

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    January 16, 2014 at 19:58

  34. My favorite phrases today from your writing are these: singing skates and honking farewells. Thank you, Fiona.

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    January 16, 2014 at 20:27

  35. So beautiful!

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    January 16, 2014 at 20:42

  36. What a beautiful walk this was!

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    January 16, 2014 at 20:46

    • Brilliant photos as always,ladyfi!Have a nice weekend.

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      January 16, 2014 at 21:50

  37. Exquisite Fi… I love the swans of winter as they make their way across the sky.

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    January 16, 2014 at 21:42

    • Brilliant photos as always,ladyfi!Have a nice weekend.

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      January 16, 2014 at 21:43

  38. these are beautiful!

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    January 16, 2014 at 22:02

  39. How beautiful!

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    January 16, 2014 at 22:14

  40. Golden skies, golden words, thank you for sharing both!

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    January 16, 2014 at 22:58

  41. thesmittenimage

    How incredibly beautiful is that!

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    January 16, 2014 at 23:01

  42. Breathtaking and the colors are so engaging…Love your photography.

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    January 16, 2014 at 23:03

  43. How beautiful. I love the elegance of winter, tree bones reaching for the sky. And the colours you capture are a joy.

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    January 16, 2014 at 23:36

  44. Hi<Lady Fi. Nice captures. I like the first photo very much. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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    January 16, 2014 at 23:59

  45. Stunning! Especially those swans against that glorious sky.

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    January 17, 2014 at 00:13

  46. Gold Heaven!! Xxx

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    January 17, 2014 at 00:37

  47. Magical captures …. something I would never see in my corner of the world

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    January 17, 2014 at 01:09

  48. Al

    I do love a nice winter walk – lovely photos.

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    January 17, 2014 at 02:31

  49. Great color and light. I really love the skater photo.

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    January 17, 2014 at 04:13

  50. Such stunning colors in your sky.

    Thin ice makes me too nervous…I dislike seeing the fishermen out there when it’s warming up.

    Jen

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    January 17, 2014 at 04:46

  51. Your golden sky is so awesome.

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    January 17, 2014 at 05:59

  52. Fantastic captures.

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    January 17, 2014 at 06:45

  53. You always manage to capture so much beauty!

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    January 17, 2014 at 06:48

  54. gorgeous pictures..would love to do some bird watching here..

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    January 17, 2014 at 08:07

  55. Very beautiful ! Wished I could see this “life” !

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    January 17, 2014 at 09:32

  56. Great pictures – for once I think my sunset could live with your skies.

    Thankfully the run for hot days is over – at least for a while!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    January 17, 2014 at 10:26

  57. that first one is stunning!

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    January 17, 2014 at 11:13

  58. Breathtaking views… Golden indeed.

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    January 17, 2014 at 11:23

  59. Loving your skater on the ice whizzing past, amazing colour in the skies.
    Wren x

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    January 17, 2014 at 11:58

  60. awesome !

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    January 17, 2014 at 12:53

  61. Wow…. fantastic shots!

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    January 17, 2014 at 13:04

  62. Anonymous

    Dearest Lady Fi;
    What magnificent pictures they are☆☆☆ My favorite is the last pic and loved the caption as well.
    ps> how great to hear you could hae a job you love.

    Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    January 17, 2014 at 13:49

  63. Beautiful captures…..they take my breath away!

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    January 17, 2014 at 14:07


  64. Golden and beautiful.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

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    January 17, 2014 at 14:07

  65. Very beautiful captures.

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    January 17, 2014 at 14:19

  66. Wonderful golden winter shots. I envy your for your winter weather. Overhere it’s still far above zero.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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    January 17, 2014 at 14:30

  67. Lovely shots…especially those swans…I guess they are heading towards tropical countries!

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    January 17, 2014 at 15:01

  68. mir

    it’s not just beautiful landscapes, but a superb eye behind the camera…

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    January 17, 2014 at 15:27

  69. jensbrowndog

    Fi, These are stunning. The first one takes my breath…Gorgeous!

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    January 17, 2014 at 16:27

  70. Paints the trees with gold. That phrase is just as beautiful as your pictures. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    January 17, 2014 at 16:56

  71. Indeed Golden…🙂

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    January 17, 2014 at 19:03

  72. love the shot of the birds

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    January 17, 2014 at 19:33

  73. Marvelous photos with this golden touch. Great !
    Have a nice and sunny weekend. Best regards, Synnöve

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    January 17, 2014 at 19:43

  74. The golden light softly adds a warmth to the otherwise cold wintry images. The first two shots are definitely my favorites, but how marvelous to catch birds in flight across the sky.

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    January 17, 2014 at 19:48

  75. truly exquisite

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    January 17, 2014 at 19:53

  76. Birds returning home perhaps! Nice shot.

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    January 17, 2014 at 20:07

  77. Oh Fiona these are glorious shots! That first photo is just breathtaking – the warm colours belying the icy chill that I know is there. What a brave skater to try out the ice already – or maybe he’s been waiting and waiting for this chance all winter.

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    January 17, 2014 at 20:25

  78. Your words echo the scene beautifully. A scene like this feels like a little miracle, doesn’t it? You only need one sight like this a day to keep happiness flowing through your body and soul…

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    January 17, 2014 at 21:20

  79. Vilka härliga bilder med ljuvligt ljus!

    /Erik

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    January 17, 2014 at 22:57

  80. Wonderful series, the colors are beautiful.. The last shot is one of my favorites. Have a happy weekend!

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    January 18, 2014 at 00:21

  81. The scater is cool. It’s beautiful place.

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    January 18, 2014 at 02:40

  82. Wow! That’s painting with light. Lovely photographs.

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    January 18, 2014 at 04:23

  83. DANKE für diese festgehaltenen Momente

    LG vom katerchen zum Wochenende

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    January 18, 2014 at 09:15

  84. What a lovely sight- the swans winging off into the distance! Beautiful!! Cheers, Danette

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    January 18, 2014 at 15:57

  85. j’aime bien ce premier cliché

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    January 18, 2014 at 17:08

  86. So beautiful.

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    January 18, 2014 at 20:57

  87. ds

    So so beautiful those trees! And the lone skater echoing the swans…how lucky to have swans. Thank you.

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    January 18, 2014 at 21:05

  88. Very beautifull, love much.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-retriever-de-Louisette/207956535894302

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    January 18, 2014 at 22:09

  89. Magical!

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    January 18, 2014 at 22:50

  90. skating seems risky still. Nice skies though.

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    January 18, 2014 at 23:21

  91. Anonymous

    Neato blog following!

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    January 18, 2014 at 23:55

  92. Such beautiful light! It doesn’t even seem that cold – but I bet it was!

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    January 19, 2014 at 02:18

  93. beautiful images! Absolutely brilliant

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    January 19, 2014 at 03:27

  94. Beautiful golden hour series, the first one is pure magic, wonderful

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    January 19, 2014 at 09:10

  95. Beautiful photos and words! I love the color of the sky.🙂

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    January 19, 2014 at 18:27

  96. JM

    You always amaze me with the beauty in your photos.

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    January 19, 2014 at 20:03

  97. Gorgeous photos! The first one is a masterpiece!

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    January 20, 2014 at 00:22

  98. Amazing captures!!!

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    January 20, 2014 at 03:44

  99. stunning as usual🙂

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    January 20, 2014 at 11:39

  100. Amazing captures. I like it.

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    January 20, 2014 at 22:44

  101. Fi this is achingly beautiful……the setting sun whispering across the ice….I can feel the peace sinking into me through your words and photos.
    Love the shot of the departing swans….all in such beautiful light.

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    January 21, 2014 at 15:23

  102. Pat

    I really like all three of these beautiful photographs. The first and third photos are AMAZING!

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    January 23, 2014 at 23:09

  103. Amit Agarwal

    Awesome! Stunning!! Breathtaking!!!

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    January 24, 2014 at 13:54

  104. That first shot literally took my breath away.

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    January 25, 2014 at 11:49

  105. Divine!

    carol, xxx ~ http://www.acreativeharbor.com

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    January 28, 2014 at 22:32

  106. These pictures are absolutely magical and your words with them also.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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    February 2, 2014 at 04:51

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