A new dawn

It’s a new day, a new season.

The rising sun reminds me of the beauty in the world.

New dawn

Satin reflections on the lake

Bring a sense of calm;

Reflections

And my jetty always has the most

Beautiful views.

(This is Ruby: Oscar’s great-granddaughter, who is now our dog.)

Ruby + sky

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106 responses

  1. Your descriptions are as beautiful and as coordinated as your photos, Fiona.

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    October 2, 2014 at 15:02

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us. =)

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    October 2, 2014 at 15:26

  3. i’m glad she’s there to keep you company. she’s a ‘gem’, for sure. 🙂

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    October 2, 2014 at 15:59

  4. Sooo schööön!!!

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    October 2, 2014 at 16:19

  5. Ruby is a gorgeous girl! Magnificent genes! I am so sorry about your boy. I understand the depth of your sorrow having lost my “forever girl” almost two years ago now. My pain has eased, but there is a place in my heart that will never be filled the same way. Gorgeous views of a magical place! You express your love so eloquently with your words and photos!

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    October 2, 2014 at 16:25

  6. Lovely!

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    October 2, 2014 at 16:27

  7. Ron

    These photographs are breathtaking, Fiona! I am in awe at their beauty! I am such a lover of the sky, so these images really touched me.

    “(This is Ruby: Oscar’s great-granddaughter, who is now our dog.)”

    She’s precious!

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    October 2, 2014 at 16:28

  8. Pat

    Stunning light and reflections in these views.
    Hello Ruby! What a pretty girl you are!

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    October 2, 2014 at 16:32

  9. What fabulous views. Ruby is a gorgeous girl, worthy of her great-grandfather!

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    October 2, 2014 at 16:39

  10. So much beauty and even more now with Ruby!! I am SO glad you have her!! Does help to fill the empty space!! Have a lovely weekend!!

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    October 2, 2014 at 16:48

  11. O

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    October 2, 2014 at 17:12

  12. Oscar has left Ruby, a beauty.

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    October 2, 2014 at 17:14

  13. Stunningly beautiful views as always! How lovely to see Oscar’s great granddaughter. Ruby, a gem indeed.

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    October 2, 2014 at 17:23

  14. JM

    Wonderful shades in every photo!

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    October 2, 2014 at 17:32

  15. Well, hello Ruby!! You will be well loved. 🙂

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    October 2, 2014 at 18:00

  16. Oh Fiona!
    As usual perfect photos.
    And Oscar is a real model.
    Please, hold him in my name.
    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia

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    October 2, 2014 at 18:01

    • This is Ruby – but she does look a lot like Oscar did at that age.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 2, 2014 at 18:36

  17. Beautiful, pure morning light and Oscar lives on through Ruby.

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    October 2, 2014 at 18:05

  18. oh what joy….you still have a part of Oscar….wonderful!

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    October 2, 2014 at 18:25

  19. You make even this circle of life meaningful. Thanks, F

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= .

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    October 2, 2014 at 18:30

  20. I’m so happy that Oscar’s magnificent genes live on in the beautiful Ruby and that you have her. Still so very sad for the loss of your wonderful boy. So many times over the years I had fantasized about visiting you and getting meet him in person. No matter how long we have them, it’s never long enough. What cruelty that our fur babies come into our lives for such a short time. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and Oscar will always be in my memory still making me smile. Big hugs, my friend.

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    October 2, 2014 at 18:34

    • Thank you for these kind words. He would have loved to meet you in person too.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 2, 2014 at 18:37

  21. Fiona, my Frend.
    I’m so sorry.
    I loved Oscar. He was a wonderful dog.

    Well, that is the great-granddaughter of Ruby
    Already I love her.

    Kisses and greetings.
    Lucia

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    October 2, 2014 at 18:45

  22. Hello Ruby!!! Nice to meet you. You come from good ‘stock’ and Oscar lived a long, healthy, happy life as I hope you will!!

    LOVED all your satin morning skies and reflections Fiona.

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    October 2, 2014 at 18:53

  23. Sweet Ruby, how lovely you are.

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    October 2, 2014 at 18:56

  24. HI, Ruby is gorgeous –but I’m sure you will always miss and talk about Oscar. I will never ever look at a dock next to a lake and not see Oscar jumping in the water…. Beautiful pictures today. Thanks!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    October 2, 2014 at 18:57

  25. Oscar will always live in your heart! Ruby looks great!

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    October 2, 2014 at 19:17

  26. Nice pictures. I love those reflections on water tastefully designed!

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    October 2, 2014 at 19:20

  27. I’m glad to see you have another dog. You have a great place for another generation. I like the pictures. A new dawn, a new start. Go well 🐻 🙂

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    October 2, 2014 at 20:03

  28. Hello to Ruby – such a lovely gal! Your photographs of this special spot are so gorgeous, this series is just awesome.

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    October 2, 2014 at 20:12

  29. Amazing photos, such lovely light and beautiful colours! How wonderful that you have cute Ruby who is related to Oscar!

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    October 2, 2014 at 20:23

  30. such lovely images
    i love it when water gets a satiny surface, never knew what to use of it, satin is perfect
    hello Ruby!

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    October 2, 2014 at 20:31

  31. Ruby is a beauty! I know we will come to love her in time…:)

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    October 2, 2014 at 20:51

  32. Your photos always make my heart swell with love for such beauty.

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    October 2, 2014 at 21:29

  33. welcome beautiful Ruby!

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    October 2, 2014 at 21:45

  34. A huge welcome to Ruby.

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    October 2, 2014 at 21:55

  35. Beautiful picture, light and shade
    Ruby also hold a place in your hearts honorable

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    October 2, 2014 at 22:28

  36. Stunning shots. Ruby is a beauty. I’m glad you have a legacy from Oscar ( of course you would even without a great grand dog but nice to have a legacy you can cuddle).

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    October 2, 2014 at 23:52

  37. A lovely view of the lake and sky! And Ruby is just adorable.. Have a happy weekend!

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    October 3, 2014 at 00:45

  38. The stillness of the lake makes the most beautiful mirror to the sky, doubling its glory. Thank goodness for Ruby, where a little bit of Oscar lives on. My dog is named Ruby as well, so it’ll make it easy to remember her name. 🙂

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    October 3, 2014 at 01:01

  39. fabulous images. I sure love your jetty. and I’m sure Ruby loves it and you too.

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    October 3, 2014 at 01:31

  40. doesnt ruby just sparkle…that last picture is so clear it is rather surreal…..

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    October 3, 2014 at 02:11

    • I know – it’s the sun rising and painting her in gold…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 3, 2014 at 05:34

  41. Gorgeous Ruby.
    Do you think she misses Oscar. I know I do. xxx

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    October 3, 2014 at 02:26

    • I miss Oscar so much too!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 3, 2014 at 05:33

  42. Kaya

    Fantastic photos! Such a wonderful tranquility! Such a beauty!

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    October 3, 2014 at 02:38

  43. Lovely scenes, and I’m so glad to see that Oscar’s great-granddaughter has come to live with you. ♥

    Lindy

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    October 3, 2014 at 02:39

  44. Al

    Very lovely. I look forward to more photos and stories of Ruby.

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    October 3, 2014 at 03:18

  45. That first photo sparkles. I love Oscars great grand daughter.

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    October 3, 2014 at 04:04

  46. thesmittenimage

    She’s a beautiful girl. If you feature her once a week, you could have Ruby Tuesday. 😉

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    October 3, 2014 at 04:37

  47. Ha! I can’t top the Ruby Tuesday comment!

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    October 3, 2014 at 05:55

  48. Oh my of my….I love the dog in the foreground … that last photo is priceless.
    JM, Illinois

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    October 3, 2014 at 07:25

  49. Seeing the houses by the lake gives a better sense of place, a truly beautiful place too!

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    October 3, 2014 at 07:26

  50. Beautiful views, very peaceful.

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    October 3, 2014 at 07:34

  51. Jim

    Beautiful.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

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    October 3, 2014 at 07:42

  52. Ruby seems love the lake like Oscar.
    Wonderful shots.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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    October 3, 2014 at 07:59

  53. oh superbe cette lumière dans le premier cliché

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    October 3, 2014 at 08:27

  54. Your photos as ever are stunningly beautiful!

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    October 3, 2014 at 08:49

  55. What a wonderful world. 😀

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    October 3, 2014 at 09:03

  56. Wow! Serene!

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    October 3, 2014 at 09:31

  57. Beautiful pictures, beautiful colors and reflection.
    All perfectly photographed.

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    October 3, 2014 at 09:40

  58. Ruby looks like a little gem. How beautiful she looks framed by your wonderful satiny lake. Gorgeous coloura in your skies and on the water.

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    October 3, 2014 at 11:14

  59. so beautiful, especially the last one 🙂

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    October 3, 2014 at 11:43

  60. This is a wonderful new dawn in several ways. The sky and the lake are beautiful as ever and I hope Ruby will be with you for a very long time.

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    October 3, 2014 at 12:25

  61. Your new jewel, Ruby, sparkles carrying on Oscar’s saga…:)JP

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    October 3, 2014 at 12:27

  62. So wonderful to see Oscar living on in Ruby. She is a BEAUTY! Lovely images, too.

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    October 3, 2014 at 13:32

  63. Stunning! And hello Ruby!!

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    October 3, 2014 at 13:42

  64. Truly beautiful 🙂

    Cheers,……

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    October 3, 2014 at 13:50

  65. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful and peaceful part of our world.

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    October 3, 2014 at 14:00

  66. I love the silence and the mystical, thank you for your great photos!

    warm greetings from Traudi

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    October 3, 2014 at 14:05

  67. nice pose by Oscar,he knows it will turn out great.

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    October 3, 2014 at 14:43

    • This is Ruby. Oscar passed away last week, unfortunately.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 3, 2014 at 15:39

  68. the most beautiful spot. how wonderful to be able to see such beauty daily. Ruby is just gorgeous. enjoy her! happy weekend 🙂

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    October 3, 2014 at 15:07

  69. Your jetty does indeed have the most beautiful views Fiona.. I’m unbelievably happy that Ruby is there to share them with you, I think Oscar will be happy also 🙂

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    October 3, 2014 at 16:13

  70. Don

    A gorgeous series of fine images. The post has very strong appeal. Fine photo work.

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    October 3, 2014 at 16:52

  71. So there is she for you. Lovely pictures.

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    October 3, 2014 at 17:52

  72. Beautiful to see! What a warm and wonderful beautiful pictures.
    Bright and beautiful reflections. My compliments.
    Yours,. Helma

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    October 3, 2014 at 21:06

  73. Anonymous

    Beautiful photos but …Ruby is a treasure! I am happy for you. She looks like Oscar!

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    October 3, 2014 at 21:41

  74. I love the stillness of the water and the shades of color you captured…Really thoughtful photos.

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    October 3, 2014 at 21:48

  75. that lake looks as beautiful in red/purple as it does with these early morning colours…
    nice to meet ruby, i’m glad for you to have a member of oscar’s family at home! happy weekend, fiona!

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    October 3, 2014 at 22:08

  76. This is such a stunning series of images, Fi.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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    October 3, 2014 at 23:32

  77. A beautiful cycle, full of great love… And a sweet, gorgeous girl!

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    October 4, 2014 at 01:02

  78. That first image is exquisite, Fi, but am also delighted to see the capture of Ruby on your infamous jetty. Doubtless she is already a great comfort to you. Thank you for the glorious photography you share with us .

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    October 4, 2014 at 01:05

  79. Oh my goodness Fiona…those are lovely.

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    October 4, 2014 at 01:08

  80. Beautiful and peaceful. A good place both for your wonderful memories and for looking forward to new wonders.

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    October 4, 2014 at 02:24

  81. indrani

    A warm welcome to Ruby to our bloggers world!
    We are eagerly waiting to see more of you! 🙂

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    October 4, 2014 at 07:10

  82. Lovely photos as always.

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    October 4, 2014 at 09:23

  83. Roan

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    October 4, 2014 at 14:56

  84. ds

    Ahhh…such peace. And Ruby is a beauty. Thank you for sharing these.

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    October 4, 2014 at 19:52

  85. Your lake and dock are very beautiful, as are your words!

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    October 4, 2014 at 21:34

  86. daryledelstein

    so you too now have a new girl in your life .. brava .. welcome Ruby!!!!!!

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    October 4, 2014 at 23:48

  87. I really like that first one upside down!

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    October 5, 2014 at 03:00

  88. wonderful colors and reflections, beautiful series, especially the last photo, awesome

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    October 5, 2014 at 08:27

  89. The beauty of your photos remind me of the beauty of the world! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    October 5, 2014 at 13:28

  90. Love those colors and the mood

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    October 5, 2014 at 18:23

  91. Ruby is beautiful. I’m so happy that you have her. Your photos are great too. The clouds in the last two look like long exposure.

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    October 5, 2014 at 23:20

  92. Turns me all around in a good way. I love your world.

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    October 6, 2014 at 05:19

  93. wide and beautiful 🙂

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    October 6, 2014 at 09:44

  94. As always – stunning images!

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    October 6, 2014 at 15:07

  95. Some amazing light you have captured in these shots.

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    October 6, 2014 at 17:58

  96. Glorious to be beside a lake!

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    October 6, 2014 at 19:42

  97. I glad you have a new dog, especially one so closely related to Oscar. It must be a comfort.

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    October 7, 2014 at 00:46

  98. great skies. Glad you have Ruby by your side. 🙂

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    October 7, 2014 at 11:23

  99. Simply stunning! What beautiful reflections, and what an amazing sky. Really lovely. All the best, Bonny

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    October 7, 2014 at 13:06

  100. your pictures are amazing. you take beautiful pictures and your poems are full of life and love. thanks for sharing

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    October 10, 2014 at 21:34

  101. Pat

    One amazing photo after another…
    I love all of them!

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    October 10, 2014 at 23:56

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