Into the lilac forever

It wouldn’t be summer

Without an excursion down to the lake

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And a hot air balloon

Floating away over lilac

And purple.

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For more gorgeous sights, please visit: Skywatch.

92 responses

  1. Love the colors together – just awesome!

    Thoughts in Progress
    MC Book Tours

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    September 8, 2016 at 14:40

  2. beautiful image!

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    September 8, 2016 at 14:45

  3. You do lilac SO well Fiona! What stunning shots. So glad you captured such beauty at the lake again.

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    September 8, 2016 at 15:23

  4. Oh, wow!!! Soooo gorgeous! 💖💖💖

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    September 8, 2016 at 15:29

  5. Perfect heading and image compliment

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    September 8, 2016 at 15:41

  6. That’s perfect!

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    September 8, 2016 at 15:42

  7. Wonderful & I know what it looks like from the Balloon, amazing

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    September 8, 2016 at 16:10

  8. stunning landscape…perfect for those calendars!

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    September 8, 2016 at 16:47

  9. I wonder if any of the gorgeous hues I see through your camera lenses match any of the color choices in your wardrobe. Lavender, lilac, and the pinks are my favorites.

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    September 8, 2016 at 16:50

    • I do like brightly-coloured clothes!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 8, 2016 at 20:38

  10. I never tire of your lake images!

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    September 8, 2016 at 18:00

  11. Beautiful images, Fi. 🙂

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    September 8, 2016 at 18:05

  12. …hey…we’ve seen that dock before :O)

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    September 8, 2016 at 18:16

  13. OMGosh! I didn’t expect a balloon. Cool! 🙂

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    September 8, 2016 at 18:18

  14. Have you taken that Balloon Ride yet? Looks like it would be SO much fun.

    Great shot.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    September 8, 2016 at 20:28

    • I’ve taken a balloon ride in England, but not here in Sweden over ‘my’ lake.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 8, 2016 at 20:32

  15. Hello, beautiful sighting of the balloon over the lake. Very pretty colors and sky captures. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    September 8, 2016 at 20:42

  16. The balloon makes such a wonderful punctuation mark, doesn’t it!

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    September 8, 2016 at 21:01

  17. I just love hot air balloons, and these photographs are gorgeous!

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    September 8, 2016 at 21:24

  18. gorgeous!!!

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    September 8, 2016 at 21:39

  19. gorgeous, my color!!!

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    September 8, 2016 at 21:48

  20. Lovely colors! Great atmosphere for a balloon ride.

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    September 8, 2016 at 22:08

  21. Oh my, now that is absolutely fairy-tale, stunning!

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    September 8, 2016 at 22:35

  22. How gorgeous! Your images are dreamy and you have words to match. I thought about this place when I posted mine.

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    September 8, 2016 at 23:13

    • I thought about the lake too when I saw your gorgeous images!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 9, 2016 at 05:31

  23. The hot air balloon, is that a tour nearby? How lovely is that lake?

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    September 9, 2016 at 00:00

  24. Oh my. Purple magic.

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    September 9, 2016 at 01:10

  25. love that view. glad you keep returning…

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    September 9, 2016 at 01:25

  26. Al

    Beautiful – and with a hot air balloon to add to the scene!

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    September 9, 2016 at 01:54

  27. Ron

    Once again FIona, you ALWAYS capture the most beautiful images! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the hot air balloon and its reflection on the lake!

    Bellissima!

    Thanks for sharing the beauty of your surroundings, my friend. And have a super weekend!
    X

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    September 9, 2016 at 03:14

  28. Soft soothing shades to end the day!

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    September 9, 2016 at 03:21

  29. This makes me sad. As am missing what’s missing, as am certain you are as well.

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    September 9, 2016 at 03:58

    • Poignant yes… but life is also about making new memories (without forgetting the old).

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 9, 2016 at 05:26

  30. Magical! I love the lake in all weather and lighting.

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    September 9, 2016 at 04:32

  31. Thats beautiful!

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    September 9, 2016 at 05:43

  32. How lovely that a hot air balloon glided by just as you visited your favourite place by the lake to take some photos! I especially love the second shot with the sparse reeds. Beautiful!

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    September 9, 2016 at 05:47

  33. Andrei Barbu Photography

    Wow..beautiful image, great composition and colors!

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    September 9, 2016 at 06:47

  34. Beautiful, oh so beautiful!

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    September 9, 2016 at 08:13

  35. Beautiful views.

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    September 9, 2016 at 08:17

  36. That’s great!

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    September 9, 2016 at 08:23

  37. Underbara foton..

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    September 9, 2016 at 08:37

  38. Beautiful images, as always !
    I would have been in that balloon …

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    September 9, 2016 at 08:48

  39. So beautiful shots, in this post as well as the ones below! I also really like the quote on the top of the page, wise indeed.=)

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    September 9, 2016 at 10:41

  40. Great colours, as usual. 🙂

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    September 9, 2016 at 11:05

  41. Fabulous colours…..and the balloon a delightful photo opportunity!
    Happy weekend!

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    September 9, 2016 at 11:55

  42. Glorious skies. It seems the Swedish and Scandinavian skies are always alive with beautiful lilacs and purples. Have a great weekend. xx

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    September 9, 2016 at 12:17

  43. What more could a photographer ask for: Those skies for a background for a hot air balloon. Just lovely. Have a great week-end.

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    September 9, 2016 at 14:14

  44. I’m in love with the whole scene! Perfect summer!

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    September 9, 2016 at 15:22

  45. Oh you captured a great scene!!!

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    September 9, 2016 at 17:18

  46. oh goodness, is that even real? looks surreal. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    September 9, 2016 at 17:20

  47. Delicious images Fiona 😊 Happy weekend.

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    September 9, 2016 at 19:06

  48. Nisha

    Now I have become so familiar of your surroundings. 🙂 Gives a comfort feel.

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    September 9, 2016 at 21:29

  49. An amazing capture/ Well done!!!

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    September 10, 2016 at 00:23

  50. So peaceful. Thank you!

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    September 10, 2016 at 03:24

  51. what a magical moment. how nice you were there at the right time.

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    September 10, 2016 at 04:25

  52. Wow that balloon is the perfect touch for the scene. Great photo.

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    September 10, 2016 at 04:44

  53. Beautiful! 🙂

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    September 10, 2016 at 05:50

  54. How beautiful photos.

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    September 10, 2016 at 06:24

  55. such beautiful colours !!! happy weekend 🙂

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    September 10, 2016 at 07:19

  56. So calm and inviting. Beautiful colours and the balloon adds a touch of magic.

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    September 10, 2016 at 07:19

  57. Lovely!!! Such beautiful colors!

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    September 10, 2016 at 07:58

  58. superbe ces couleurs

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    September 10, 2016 at 09:08

  59. Great photos, the color is fantastic

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    September 10, 2016 at 09:35

  60. Oh my….oh my!!!

    These images [and colors] are breathtaking!!!!

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    September 10, 2016 at 12:18

  61. Anonymous

    Love ’em!

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    September 10, 2016 at 20:23

  62. Wow, what wonderful photos and colours 🙂

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    September 10, 2016 at 21:14

  63. As much as I love the sky, I love the dock just as much. I love the green growing up the sides.

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    September 11, 2016 at 00:42

  64. this picture looks like a “Bob Ross” painting. I loved his show. I like the haiku too.

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    September 11, 2016 at 01:19

  65. Like a dream!! So beautiful.

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    September 11, 2016 at 01:53

  66. Beautiful sunset photo, nice colors and reflections

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    September 11, 2016 at 08:46

  67. The reflection is amusing! Lovely shots

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    September 11, 2016 at 11:29

  68. Beautiful

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    September 11, 2016 at 22:56

  69. The way the light goes to lilac – one of my favorite parts of the coming change of season.
    I love the way your eyes take in the sky. Thanks for this amazing beauty.
    -Jennifer

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    September 12, 2016 at 03:22

  70. Marvelous photos of this lilac evening and sunset by the lake. Amazing !
    Best, Synnöve

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    September 12, 2016 at 11:19

  71. You are not going to be surprised to hear me say that I think that the balloon makes these shots. Wonderful.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    September 12, 2016 at 11:44

  72. Hi! The purple sky is very beautiful.

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    September 12, 2016 at 12:03

  73. Like a dream…

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    September 12, 2016 at 13:50

  74. Beautiful colours captured… indeed it is so nice to see a purple sky reflected on the waters! a good day and week!

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    September 12, 2016 at 15:03

  75. Beautiful! Great photos!!

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    September 13, 2016 at 03:32

  76. Awesome photos.

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    September 13, 2016 at 13:07

  77. What a beautiful sight!

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    September 13, 2016 at 15:45

  78. You always find the most gorgeous skies!

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    September 13, 2016 at 16:11

  79. what camera do you use? amazing photos as always! 🙂

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    September 14, 2016 at 11:22

  80. Lynn

    So beautiful! I adore hot air balloons and that caption is perfect. What a sight to see, that must have been.

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    September 14, 2016 at 12:24

  81. Truly a beautiful moment in time that you captured forever.

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    September 14, 2016 at 21:48

  82. this is awesome with that reflection 🙂

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    September 15, 2016 at 05:59

  83. daryledelstein

    purple perfection .. what awesome timing on the balloon!

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    September 15, 2016 at 14:58

  84. Bonitas as cores do céu, imagem muito agradável.

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    September 18, 2016 at 01:13

  85. tornerò ancora nel tuo blog e raccogliere nei miei occhi tutte le altre emozionanti immagini che mi sono persa durante la mia assenza
    un grosso bacio, a presto!

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    September 24, 2016 at 07:33

  86. Nice pictures!!

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    November 14, 2016 at 18:54

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