The sentinel

A strange pink glow

Beckoned me out into the storm.

Goose+sunset

There on the rickety jetty,

Was a lone goose

Staring out into the sunset.

Sky

It was a moment full of poignancy and beauty.

Just him and me

And the whisper of autumn.

Goose 2

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87 responses

  1. All your readers benefit from your being such a faithful sky-gazer with camera at the ready – exquisite!

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    September 17, 2015 at 14:20

  2. Hello, wow awesome pink glow. Stunning colors and a beautiful scene. Lovely captures, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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    September 17, 2015 at 14:48

  3. What a dramatic sky and fabulous colors. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    September 17, 2015 at 15:10

  4. Absolutely mind stopping, deep pink, and there was a Canada Goose.

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    September 17, 2015 at 15:39

  5. itsallaboutpurple

    that’s a popular spot, on that dock!!! your images are just lovely, dramatic and colorful!!!

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    September 17, 2015 at 15:48

  6. oh, that’s just too gorgeous for words!

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    September 17, 2015 at 16:21

  7. Pat

    She also admires the sunset !! beautiful series

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    September 17, 2015 at 16:32

  8. They are all nice photos… but I like the first one the best. Beautiful sunset. The old over grown dock is a bonus to the scene.

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    September 17, 2015 at 16:45

  9. Awesome sunset view! Totally breathtaking colours!

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    September 17, 2015 at 17:04

  10. I was the goose, Fi – I decided to have an out-of-body experience and visit you! That was quite the pink glow, wasn’t it?

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    September 17, 2015 at 17:56

  11. Nature paints in such wonderful colours!

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    September 17, 2015 at 17:59

  12. Omygosh these colors…. so stunning! ❤

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    September 17, 2015 at 18:14

  13. Mac

    pretty…but that dock looks like it needs some work *wink*

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    September 17, 2015 at 18:23

    • It sure does need some work – we keep ringing up the authorities but they haven’t done anything about it…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 17, 2015 at 19:54

  14. Lovely colors.

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    September 17, 2015 at 18:39

  15. sylviakirk

    A glorious way to end a day — any day!! Your captures are superb as always, Fiona!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful world and skies!! Have a lovely weekend!!

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    September 17, 2015 at 18:42

  16. Love the last one with the goose! Beautiful!

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    September 17, 2015 at 19:08

  17. I wonder where that goose went next?

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    September 17, 2015 at 19:15

    • He stayed around on his own for days before he finally left.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 17, 2015 at 19:51

  18. wonderful sky on fire photos, awesome colors and clouds, stunning series

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    September 17, 2015 at 19:19

  19. Stunning!

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    September 17, 2015 at 19:25

  20. such peace!

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    September 17, 2015 at 19:36

  21. pssst … – beautiful watching in silence 🙂

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    September 17, 2015 at 19:39

  22. He looks kind of lost. Like he’s waiting for a group to fly by so he can join them. Hearing a lot of Canadian geese the last week or so. Sounds like fall is here. 🙂

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    September 17, 2015 at 19:39

  23. Wonderful colors, no doubt this is a great proof that beauty exists, pretty pictures!
    Limbo Delirium
    Black & White Abstract

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    September 17, 2015 at 21:16

  24. Stunning photos Lady Fi and I do love that goose at the end of the dock.

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    September 17, 2015 at 21:33

  25. Lucky goose, lucky you. And lucky us.

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    September 17, 2015 at 21:38

  26. The images are just spectacular, and yes I love that there is someone else also taking in the beauty of the day and enjoying it.

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    September 17, 2015 at 21:52

  27. Like the horizon was on fire! Beautiful!

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    September 17, 2015 at 22:02

  28. The whisper of autumn. That’s gorgeous. Thanks. 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    September 18, 2015 at 00:14

  29. Storms aren’t always a bad thing!

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    September 18, 2015 at 00:48

  30. Al

    A bird with an appreciation of beauty!

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    September 18, 2015 at 02:50

  31. never ever have i seen the sky this beautiful. these shots are surreal

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    September 18, 2015 at 03:15

  32. What glorious colors!

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    September 18, 2015 at 03:16

  33. Gorgeous photos, Fi. A lone goose always seems rather sad to me. Since they mate for life I often wonder if it perhaps lost its mate. Maybe they got separated in the storm?

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    September 18, 2015 at 03:25

  34. Beautiful heart warming images!

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    September 18, 2015 at 03:40

  35. These are absolutely stunning images…lovely color and detail!

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    September 18, 2015 at 04:00

  36. I think the goose is a blogger and wanted to check out your famous pier for himself. Gorgeous colors in your pics.

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    September 18, 2015 at 04:36

    • Ha ha!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 18, 2015 at 05:12

  37. He is a loner admiring the view as well.

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    September 18, 2015 at 05:21

  38. Awesome skies full of unfolding drama

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    September 18, 2015 at 05:33

  39. Beautiful!

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    September 18, 2015 at 07:09

  40. It is pleasing to think that we can share moments with other lies even when we cannot communicate any other way. Good capture of the the reflections. 🙂

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    September 18, 2015 at 07:36

  41. Wonderful landscapes and words.
    Happy weekend!

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    September 18, 2015 at 07:39

  42. Rain is in the air … Beautiful pictures !

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    September 18, 2015 at 07:55

  43. Lovely shots 🙂

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    September 18, 2015 at 08:22

  44. awesome reflections and colors 🙂

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    September 18, 2015 at 09:05

  45. so peaceful and beautiful.

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    September 18, 2015 at 09:11

  46. Indeed a magnetic atmosphere!
    Love the color!

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    September 18, 2015 at 09:11

  47. Sometime it is awesome to be lonesome! And it must be quite blissful to be alone, enjoying the light, reflection, colors of nature out there.

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    September 18, 2015 at 11:05

  48. Oh my! These are gorgeous shots!!!
    Please come link up at this week’s Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday):
    http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/allium-glorious.html

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    September 18, 2015 at 11:51

  49. So very pretty!

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    September 18, 2015 at 12:12

  50. Lea

    Beautiful!

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    September 18, 2015 at 12:40

  51. Beautiful moment captured here Fiona.

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    September 18, 2015 at 15:24

  52. ashrajpr

    Gorgeous views.

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    September 18, 2015 at 16:32

  53. don

    This series has beautiful deep colors that are very attractive. Excellent post.

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    September 18, 2015 at 16:50

  54. Magnificent place and beautiful photography ~ love your little ‘feathered friend’ ~ ^_^

    Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

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    September 18, 2015 at 16:53

  55. Gorgeous pictures all of them!

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    September 18, 2015 at 17:51

  56. xhobdo

    Amazing view and great shots

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    September 18, 2015 at 18:10

  57. Lovely pictures! Happy weekend!

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    September 18, 2015 at 18:38

  58. Very nice photos.
    JM, IL

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    September 18, 2015 at 18:54

  59. This lake is simply gorgeous. If you don’t mind my asking, what country is this? Where are you shooting this lovely scene from?

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    September 18, 2015 at 19:24

    • Hi! This is my local lake in Vallentuna, which is just north of Stockholm in Sweden.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 18, 2015 at 19:27

  60. You have managed to catch some stunning colors over the lake again, beautiful!

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    September 18, 2015 at 20:09

  61. the canadien goose is watching the sunset 🙂

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    September 18, 2015 at 20:56

  62. Wonderful light, magnificient atmosphere, outstanding photos.

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    September 18, 2015 at 22:15

  63. A really beautiful glow, and magnificent colors!!

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    September 19, 2015 at 07:29

  64. the goose was surely thinking about resting there instead of migrating… with those views he should rest for the winter in there!

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    September 19, 2015 at 08:23

  65. d’intéressants tons violacés

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    September 19, 2015 at 09:44

  66. One is always safe when protected by a goose!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    September 19, 2015 at 09:51

  67. Beautiful! The colours are so pretty.

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    September 19, 2015 at 16:02

  68. Amazing images! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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    September 19, 2015 at 17:08

  69. thesmittenimage

    Stunning images as yours always are, Fiona. Just gorgeous!

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    September 19, 2015 at 17:43

  70. Great peaceful atmposphere !

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    September 19, 2015 at 17:48

  71. Lovely! The sky never looked so beautiful, Fiona 🙂

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    September 19, 2015 at 19:35

  72. Oh Fiona, you’ve captured our hearts and this stunning moment.

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    September 19, 2015 at 20:45

  73. oh my…you just keep getting better, wonderful photos!!! I going to savor them again. 🙂

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    September 19, 2015 at 21:22

  74. Stunningly beautiful photos – I love the colors and the serene scene.

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    September 20, 2015 at 01:18

  75. I admire that rickety jetty and the new life growing from it. The wild geese are on the move here, I love to hear them honk as they fly over. Fall is in the air!

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    September 20, 2015 at 01:58


  76. Here again, after a long break.
    I’m here to enjoy your wonderful photos of these amazing skies.

    Un abrazo

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    September 20, 2015 at 17:26

  77. gorgeous.
    I absolutely love that old dock!! x

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    September 21, 2015 at 05:56

  78. daryledelstein

    our skies will never have the glamorous pizzazz yours do but this morning we did have a lovely pink as the sun rose ..

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    September 21, 2015 at 15:44

  79. WONDERFUL!!!!!
    Visiting from Skywatch Friday, greetings from Hilde
    http://stapjesonderweg.blogspot.be/2015/09/view-from-cerro-baul.html

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    September 22, 2015 at 12:41

  80. Awesome colors and light.
    An amazing place.

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    September 22, 2015 at 17:41

  81. Cannot express how much I absolutely ADORE that first shot! It touches my photographic heart!

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    September 24, 2015 at 21:18

  82. JM

    Gorgeous colours and atmosphere!

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    September 26, 2015 at 14:09

  83. That Google has got the right idea.

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    September 27, 2015 at 10:06

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