Christmas swimming

It was a cold Christmas morning

And the reeds caught fire in the rising sun.

Early morning.jpg

As the sky spread its golden glow,

Simmie broke through the ice for a refreshing swim.

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90 responses

  1. Morning is the best time to take these amazing sun shots.

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    January 14, 2016 at 15:24

  2. A waterdog is a waterdog is a waterdog, no matter how cold it is … A splendid winter morning, a joy to watch, Lady Fi.

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    January 14, 2016 at 15:26

  3. Wonderful pictures full of light. Thank you for sharing! Nadia

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    January 14, 2016 at 15:28

  4. Oh my goodness!! This is absolutely stunning!! 💖💖💖💖💖

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    January 14, 2016 at 15:36

  5. Love the light and the wonderful composition in your second photo; that swim had to have been really cold.

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    January 14, 2016 at 15:54

  6. You did catch the blazing light–but, brrrr! That had to be a cold swim–LOL! 🙂

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    January 14, 2016 at 16:11

  7. Stunning and crisp!!! Great shots

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    January 14, 2016 at 16:11

  8. Stunningly beautiful photos! So thrilled you are there to capture these glorious scenes!

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    January 14, 2016 at 16:21

  9. These photos took my breath away with their loveliness. xo

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    January 14, 2016 at 16:43

  10. xhobdo

    Amazing pics. Greetings

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    January 14, 2016 at 17:02

  11. Happy New Year. I’m back to blogging.

    Again your photos are incredible. You can truly capture the ambiance.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    January 14, 2016 at 17:05

  12. daryledelstein

    gorgeous light …

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    January 14, 2016 at 17:17

  13. Beautiful Fi, those colours.

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    January 14, 2016 at 18:00

  14. Mornings are always refreshing, but such scenarios will be quite fascinating! Great dipping over the magnificent sunset and reflection

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    January 14, 2016 at 18:11

  15. it was pretty warm for Christmas. gorgeous photos.

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    January 14, 2016 at 18:11

  16. Hello, gorgeous skies and colors. You have some happy dogs, that are able to swim when they want.Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    January 14, 2016 at 18:48

  17. kaynid

    Beautiful sunrise and Simmie just knows the best way to enjoy it.

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    January 14, 2016 at 19:13

  18. sylviakirk

    Glorious, colorful skies, Fiona, and breathtaking captures as always! And, thanks as always for sharing the beauty!! A great way to begin my day!! I hope you have a wonderful; weekend!! Enjoy!!

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    January 14, 2016 at 19:16

  19. Gorgeous shots and love the ripples created by Simmie swimming. The silhouetted reeds really set the mood!

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    January 14, 2016 at 19:51

  20. I have to concur! That must have been a crazy dog indeed to go swimming in that weather!

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    January 14, 2016 at 20:00

  21. Gorgeous photos!

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    January 14, 2016 at 20:01

  22. A lovely look back!

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    January 14, 2016 at 20:20

  23. It should be a setting for a mythological encounter, shouldn’t it!

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    January 14, 2016 at 20:39

  24. You should get a prize for pairing the sunrise with this line: And the reeds caught fire in the rising sun. 🙂

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    January 14, 2016 at 20:56

  25. Amazing light.
    I suspect I wouldn’t have wanted to be around when Simmie shook the water off after that refreshing swim…

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    January 14, 2016 at 21:39

  26. I can’t image being in the water when it’s that cold, but Simmie looks like it was fun.

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    January 14, 2016 at 22:38

  27. Great reflections. 🙂 (-:

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    January 14, 2016 at 22:55

  28. gorgeous!!

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    January 14, 2016 at 23:16

  29. Can you imagine the cold entering that water? Yikes! The fire in the sky that is lighting the land is wonderful.

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    January 14, 2016 at 23:44

  30. Ron

    GORGEOUS photographs, Fiona! The colors are amazing! And I love the beautiful words you used to thread the images together.

    Have a super weekend, my friend! Hope you’re all settled in to your new home!
    X

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    January 15, 2016 at 02:05

  31. You certainly live in a beautiful corner of the world!!! Stunning shots! (and Kelly would be swimming right next to Simmie!!!)

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    January 15, 2016 at 02:46

  32. ‘Golden glow’ indeed – simply gorgeous!

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    January 15, 2016 at 02:58

  33. Al

    Beautiful! But that’s a crazy dog – it’s far too cold. My dogs won’t go near the water any time of year.

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    January 15, 2016 at 03:29

  34. Gorgeous images. Simmie is one very hardy dog indeed. 🙂

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    January 15, 2016 at 03:57

  35. It looks rather like a painting!

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    January 15, 2016 at 04:08

  36. Absolutely beautiful!!

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    January 15, 2016 at 04:37

  37. Breathtaking views.

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    January 15, 2016 at 05:28

  38. Stunning magical shots!

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    January 15, 2016 at 06:35

  39. Rahul

    Awesome pics!

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    January 15, 2016 at 06:57

  40. Oh wow, Fi, the fire on the reed tips, is amazing. Love Simmie swimming out towards the middle of the water. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day. Jo (South Africa)

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    January 15, 2016 at 07:04

  41. gorgeous !!! happy weekend 🙂

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    January 15, 2016 at 07:17

  42. Simply beautiful. I’m always amazed at how the scene changes so dramatically on your waterfront. Love the photos today (and every day). xx

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    January 15, 2016 at 07:45

  43. CRISP, STUNNING IMAGERY/ THANX

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    January 15, 2016 at 08:26

  44. The colors are absolutely amazing! Such beautiful shots 🙂
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs to you,
    Beate

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    January 15, 2016 at 10:00

  45. I love that second shot. Just superb.

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    January 15, 2016 at 11:54

  46. Simply marvelous!!

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    January 15, 2016 at 14:02

  47. Pat

    Good time and a very beautiful light! Bravo

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    January 15, 2016 at 14:10

  48. Stunning colours and wonderful light 🙂

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    January 15, 2016 at 15:35

  49. Very beautiful.

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    January 15, 2016 at 16:23

  50. Oh Fiona!
    These pictures are fantastic!
    Have a nice weekend:
    Lucia ♥♥♥

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    January 15, 2016 at 16:42

  51. Beautiful sunrise. Simmie sure knows how to enjoy a morning swim!

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    January 15, 2016 at 17:06

  52. Stunning sunrise Fiona – these are so beautiful. To see Simmie enjoying herself, we’ll it is pure delight today!

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    January 15, 2016 at 17:28

  53. nocolebolo


    In the post ‘Cycling with dog’ dog’s name is no accident. Remembering Oscar Ruby and I decided to put that name knowing that you’d realize you detail. I’ve always liked the golden retriever.
    That is, the post has been a gift to you, not a coincidence.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    January 15, 2016 at 17:29

    • Oh my – I’m so very touched and honoured. Thank you!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 16, 2016 at 07:07

  54. wonderful, the light in contre-jour and colours of the sunset – just amazing.

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    January 15, 2016 at 17:39

  55. Amazing images always with you !

    Have a nice friday evening.

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    January 15, 2016 at 17:42

  56. Stunningly beautiful… wish you a wonderful weekend, Fiona… 🙂

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    January 15, 2016 at 22:29

  57. Brrrrr, det så veldig kaldt ut! Men retrivere elsker jo vann, så det skal vel litt til før de ikke kaster seg uti 🙂 Nydelige bilder som sukkertøy” for øyet!

    God helg … klem fra Irene

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    January 15, 2016 at 22:38

  58. Powerful colours !

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    January 15, 2016 at 22:49

  59. Dog swimming and reeds catching the light = pure magic!

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    January 15, 2016 at 23:17

  60. How how BEAUTIFUL and AWESOME!!!!…:)JP

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    January 15, 2016 at 23:54

  61. Very nice views of the icy lake and sunset.

    Have a good weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex’s World! – http://alex.kakinan.com

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    January 16, 2016 at 00:21

  62. Breathtaking photos!

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    January 16, 2016 at 04:25

  63. Wow, stunning images, especially the last one.

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    January 16, 2016 at 05:32

  64. Beautiful photos !!!

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    January 16, 2016 at 10:56

  65. It looks indeed very cold ! Apparently not enough for the doggie to swim !

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    January 16, 2016 at 11:09

  66. Wonderful as always, and I love the reeds catching fire….beautiful words and images✨💕✨

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    January 16, 2016 at 12:04

  67. Wonderful shots again, the golden plumes of the reeds are great!

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    January 16, 2016 at 14:16

  68. Your waterdog makes me smile. Amazing how he can stand the chilly water but dogs always seem to like water in every season. Your photos are stunning.

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    January 16, 2016 at 14:50

  69. Brrr.. To cold to me :-)) Happy weekend!

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    January 16, 2016 at 15:56

  70. calvin

    Hoo hah!!!

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    January 16, 2016 at 16:44

  71. such a refreshing swim indeed. Simmie is brave enough to swim in such a cold morning. And your shots are gorgeous as always..

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    January 16, 2016 at 17:49

  72. Brave dog, then, again, all that fur… 🙂 Beautiful shots as usual. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    January 16, 2016 at 20:22

  73. Breathtakingly beautiful!

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    January 16, 2016 at 21:33

  74. Beautiful!
    We have it cold here in Wisconsin tonight. Temps are dropping fast -10 degrees and still going down. We might have a snow dog in the sky in the morning. That is the fun part of cold weather. 🙂
    Carla

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    January 17, 2016 at 02:20

  75. The reeds caught fire, indeed! Beautiful!

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    January 17, 2016 at 03:29

  76. heaven on earth! your pup knows how to enjoy!

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    January 17, 2016 at 06:53

  77. Beautiful sunset photos, nice colors and reflections

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    January 17, 2016 at 09:17

  78. Magical!

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    January 17, 2016 at 09:24

  79. Wonderful place to have a swimm! And gorgeous lights, amazing captured…
    Greetings in january!

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    January 17, 2016 at 22:01

  80. Lynn

    That’s some cold swimming there!

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    January 17, 2016 at 22:08

  81. it should be cold. even for a dog.

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    January 17, 2016 at 23:24

  82. absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!

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    January 18, 2016 at 03:35

  83. So so beautiful!

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    January 18, 2016 at 06:55

  84. Beautiful golden shots

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    January 18, 2016 at 11:45

  85. Beautiful, wonderful !! Nice atmosphere !!

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    January 18, 2016 at 12:06

  86. It is stunning and I’m grateful that you share the beauty of your cold weather … I will probably only share it through other eyes!

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    January 18, 2016 at 21:19

  87. Wow! Even in winter,love the spectacular 1st shot

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    January 19, 2016 at 01:32

  88. Liz

    This is wonderful! Love the colours.

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    January 24, 2016 at 16:11

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