Lilac memories

Back in October,

The sky turned lilac

Purple ribbon

And the water filled

With slender ribbons and hearts made of clouds.

Ribboned sky

And underneath all that splendour,

The ducks swam  on purple velvet.

Ducks on velvet

For more velvet memories, please visit: Skywatch.

103 responses

  1. So beautiful. The colors of nature never cease to amaze.

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    March 5, 2015 at 15:51

  2. Fantastic, colourful, so calm, nice one Fi.

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    March 5, 2015 at 16:01

  3. Your word pictures are as beautiful as your photographs.

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    March 5, 2015 at 16:12

  4. Sublime captures Ladyfi, so lovely and serene…

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    March 5, 2015 at 16:28

  5. These are just incredible!!!…:)JP

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    March 5, 2015 at 16:57

  6. such an amazing colour

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    March 5, 2015 at 17:12

  7. Beautiful images!

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    March 5, 2015 at 17:14

  8. a most welcome look back!

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    March 5, 2015 at 17:17

  9. Thanks for taking me away from the cold Winter.

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    March 5, 2015 at 17:18

  10. Breathtaking colours, puts the heart into the meditative mood!
    Beautiful photographs,
    cheers,
    Merisi

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    March 5, 2015 at 17:25

  11. hey i see your sky hearts….smiles…
    what a beautiful color the sky is…
    that pic of the geese is magnificent….

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    March 5, 2015 at 17:27

  12. What a gorgeous colour!

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    March 5, 2015 at 17:34

  13. Pat

    A pleasure, always such beautiful pictures of the evening!

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    March 5, 2015 at 17:51

  14. awesome as usual… love the swam ducks along the reflections 🙂

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    March 5, 2015 at 18:03

  15. Mac

    Wow…I award you with the 2015 National Kick Butt Sky Reflection award.

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    March 5, 2015 at 18:25

  16. Phenomena photos!

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    March 5, 2015 at 18:28

  17. That lake reflects endless stunning colours!

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    March 5, 2015 at 18:34

  18. Wonderful— especially the one with the geese.

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    March 5, 2015 at 18:41

  19. Anonymous

    bardzo nastrojowe zdjęcia, pozdrawiam

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    March 5, 2015 at 18:41

  20. Fantastic colors ans a soft and warm touch. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    March 5, 2015 at 18:46

  21. joy

    so amazing pictures:)

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    March 5, 2015 at 18:55

  22. So very beautiful and relaxing. Dont’ you wish that magical light could last all day?

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    March 5, 2015 at 19:26

  23. And it all looks so magical.

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    March 5, 2015 at 19:51

  24. My favorite color palette in glorious nature – very restorative to behold!

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    March 5, 2015 at 19:51

  25. Gorgeous photos and beautiful words, LadyFi! Your post is very calming. Thank you.

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    March 5, 2015 at 19:55

  26. I absolutely love these colors. I could just sit for hours and watch how the skies dramatically change its colors.

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    March 5, 2015 at 20:05

  27. Beautiful colours and reflections!

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    March 5, 2015 at 20:18

  28. Stunning. I feel I say the same words over and again when I visit your site, but I do mean them sincerely!

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    March 5, 2015 at 20:39

  29. Your skies are phenomenal! So very beautiful and well captured, Fi.

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    March 5, 2015 at 20:56

  30. Beautiful color. I love the photo with the birds swimming.
    Carla

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    March 5, 2015 at 21:24

  31. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! I adore the “hearts” and everything about every one of these gorgeous images!

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    March 5, 2015 at 22:54

  32. leovich

    Yes, exquisite colors in these wonderful compositions, beautiful lilacs.

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    March 5, 2015 at 22:54

  33. I love your lilac sky and reflections.

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    March 5, 2015 at 23:21

  34. Wow! A study in lilac!

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    March 5, 2015 at 23:41

  35. Purple velvet. So right! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    March 5, 2015 at 23:46

  36. the hues are amazing.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    March 6, 2015 at 00:29

  37. Ron

    Fiona, the colors you captured are absolutely breathtaking! Magnificent!

    And I love how in the last photo you captured the reflection of the ducks in the lake. It’s so clear that it looks like a mirror image!

    Have a great rest of your week!
    X

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    March 6, 2015 at 00:47

  38. Lilac skies! Magical.

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    March 6, 2015 at 00:53

  39. Al

    Very pretty! I was wondering for a minute if you lake had melted yet.

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    March 6, 2015 at 01:43

  40. mesmerizing scenes

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    March 6, 2015 at 02:01

  41. How totally awesome. Only God can paint a sunset like that and allow us to enjoy it. .

    so very very beautiful images.

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    March 6, 2015 at 03:41

  42. That heart-shaped cloud and the reflection are special! I’m in love with your lake!

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    March 6, 2015 at 03:45

  43. Sublime.
    Megathanks.

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    March 6, 2015 at 04:09

  44. Great shots. When i read “October” I automatically smiled remembering the mild weather we had back then.

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    March 6, 2015 at 04:45

  45. You school me every time!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    March 6, 2015 at 05:08

  46. itsallaboutpurple

    Such a pretty view and a beautiful shade of purple!! I see the hearts!!

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    March 6, 2015 at 05:29

  47. Wow, amazing colors. Breath taking shots!

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    March 6, 2015 at 05:32

  48. Gorgeous colors! You don’t see lilac skies very often.

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    March 6, 2015 at 05:53

  49. sylviakirk

    Awesome colors and I do love the swans!! Superb captures as always!! I’m so glad you’re a part of our team!! You’re the best of the best! Have a lovely weekend!!

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    March 6, 2015 at 06:15

  50. gorgeous velvet, so warm and light 🙂

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    March 6, 2015 at 06:49

  51. Very beautiful, good for a painting !

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    March 6, 2015 at 08:10

  52. magnifique cette dernière prise avec ces couleurs

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    March 6, 2015 at 10:47

  53. Sometimes I think you are living in a fairytale …
    Those colours are so stunning again.

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    March 6, 2015 at 11:04

  54. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    March 6, 2015 at 11:17

  55. Wow, the lilac color is gorgeous.. Lovely reflections! Beautiful images, have a happy weekend!

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    March 6, 2015 at 11:22

  56. So colorfull photos. Amazing sky!

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    March 6, 2015 at 11:27

  57. Lovely lilac and pink captures making me feel serene!

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    March 6, 2015 at 11:37

  58. Unusual color and so beautiful!

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    March 6, 2015 at 14:18

  59. Stuning!

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    March 6, 2015 at 14:19

  60. That last one captured my heart…l

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    March 6, 2015 at 14:40

  61. One of my favourite colours

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    March 6, 2015 at 15:45

  62. How beautiful! Open water!!!!

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    March 6, 2015 at 16:03

    • These shots are from October. No open water here yet. But soon.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 6, 2015 at 16:06

  63. Claudia

    sorbet dreams. happy weekend!

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    March 6, 2015 at 16:40

  64. Once again you give us a gift to start our day Fiona. The quiet blush of Mother Nature ~

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    March 6, 2015 at 16:45

  65. daryledelstein

    exquisite

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    March 6, 2015 at 16:47

  66. la profondità che riesci a dare all’immagine e i tuoi colori sono sempre irresistibili
    exellent

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    March 6, 2015 at 16:56

  67. Oh, liliac… lilac dream!!

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    March 6, 2015 at 16:58

  68. Don

    Beautiful images with superb coloring.

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    March 6, 2015 at 17:02

  69. Beautiful reflection.

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    March 6, 2015 at 17:27

  70. Such lovely sunset shots!!

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    March 6, 2015 at 18:40

  71. Pretty pink shots.

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    March 6, 2015 at 19:13

  72. Amy

    oh wow! I am loving your photos – spectacular colours! btw thanks for your comment at my blog 🙂

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    March 6, 2015 at 19:29

  73. Such beautiful photo’s. The color is so special.

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    March 6, 2015 at 19:33

  74. Lovely lavender skies!

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    March 6, 2015 at 20:03

  75. love lilac AND this post. 🙂

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    March 6, 2015 at 20:51

  76. Oh, so beautiful. What a stunning glorious view. Amazing.

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    March 6, 2015 at 21:19

  77. Stunning, Fiona! … the next to last also reminds me on the heart of a watermelon. I know you won’t mind:)

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    March 7, 2015 at 01:48

  78. Spectacular photos! The second shot has perfect symmetry!

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    March 7, 2015 at 06:04

  79. wonderful colors and photos, stunning moment of the day

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    March 7, 2015 at 08:27

  80. Delicious!

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    March 7, 2015 at 08:39

  81. Wow! Is your ice all gone just like that!? We still have trucks driving on our frozen lakes. 🙂
    Your beautiful photos and lavender hues are always incredibly lovely.

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    March 7, 2015 at 09:43

    • This is from last October, so we still have ice on the lake.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 7, 2015 at 11:16

  82. Soothing images. 🙂

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    March 7, 2015 at 11:47

  83. Your photos are gorgeous. Such a peaceful feeling. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    March 7, 2015 at 14:37

  84. Wow! these colours are incredible!

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    March 7, 2015 at 15:26

  85. JM

    WOW! Magical!

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    March 7, 2015 at 18:01

  86. What a miracle to see this lilac sky.
    JM, IL

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    March 7, 2015 at 23:54

  87. Sublime!

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    March 8, 2015 at 12:40

  88. Hi! Very beautiful captures. I like the last photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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    March 8, 2015 at 14:49

  89. Oh, truly breathtaking 🙂

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    March 8, 2015 at 20:04

  90. You are a true poet, Lady Fi.

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    March 8, 2015 at 23:36

  91. A stunner!!

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    March 9, 2015 at 04:05

  92. Heavenly Purples. xxx

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    March 9, 2015 at 04:20

  93. You live in such a beautiful place.

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    March 9, 2015 at 11:20

  94. You truly have the best place to live! Such pretty colors!

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    March 9, 2015 at 14:26

  95. lovely skies and reflection

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    March 10, 2015 at 14:57

  96. nocolebolo


    It’s so wonderful…

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    March 10, 2015 at 17:00

  97. Beautiful

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    March 11, 2015 at 13:33

  98. bethanycarson

    Love your photo of the geese. The colors are very beautiful and peaceful.

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    March 12, 2015 at 04:19

  99. so colourful and gorgeous 🙂

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    March 12, 2015 at 08:24

  100. The last one is my favourite Fiona. It is simply gorgeous!

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    March 17, 2015 at 04:09

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