The great big
Hallelujah of the sun
Bursting out into song
Over rooftops and trees
Gives me energy.
Even the melody of the setting sun
In the city a couple of weeks ago
Sang a beautiful tune.
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A couple of weeks ago, we had a lovely snowfall
And I got to enjoy berries wearing a Santa hat.
The dried seed pods
Glowed like lace in the sunlight
And delicate diamonds
Glittered on slender stems.
Even the snowballs on the frozen lake
Looked like pearls.
But my favourite sight – as always –
Are snowflakes of joy.
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It’s been gloomy and grey here
And I’m sad to see winter trying to say farewell.
But sometimes, all you have to do
Is look up (and hope you have your camera with you)
And appreciate the rays of light where you find them.
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It’s been a fairly mild winter again.
But back in December, we enjoyed a week or so of wonderland!
I found some lamps ready to light the way
And a little brown cabin
Enjoying the view of the frozen lake.
This magnificent tree
Looked lovely in its winter dress of hoar frost —
As did Ruby!
But my favourite sight has to be
This hidden red cottage
Nestled in a bed of frosted branches.
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When the broken yolk of the sun
Splashed over the ice,
I knew a wonderful sky was coming.
(I snapped Ruby with my mobile phone.)
I rushed home to get my ‘big’ camera
And was just in time
To see the sky
Romancing the snow.
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Many of you wanted to see the inside of Lancing College Chapel (from my previous post) — so here goes!
The chapel is very tall and narrow
With a lovely vaulted roof.
At the centre of the soaring pillars
Is the famous Rose Window,
Made out of more than 30,000 pieces of stained glass.
The hallway as you enter the chapel
Has a colourful roof
And a more modern stained glass window
That was dedicated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2007
In honour of a Bishop, who was a former Lancing College pupil.
I can’t let you go without showing you
The beautiful warm stone of the chapel
In the lovely green setting of the South Downs.
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The blushing apricot tones
Of dawn light up the sky,
And bring a sparkle
To the trees wearing
Their winter dress of hoar frost.
Then the dawn mellows
Into a melody of lilac and pink
Over the old church across the frozen lake.
Who says cold isn’t beautiful?
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Nestled in the green hills of the South Downs in England
Is a magnificent example of a Gothic Revival church: Lancing College Chapel.
Its spires soar up into the sky, giving me vertigo
And reminding me of Hogwarts College.
It is the largest school chapel in the world
And a well-known landmark in Sussex.
Even though it’s only 100 years old,
It’s due for a cleaning.
Can you see the mossy windows?
All in all, it’s a stunning piece of architecture.
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Sometimes I like to imagine that
The frozen over lake is a beach —
A different kind of beach
With frozen waves
And a golden glow that isn’t from sand
But from the setting winter sun.
(Sometimes it’s great to have a vivid imagination!)
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A little piece of Oscar was returned to us
In the shape of this furry boy – Simson, who is 16 months old.
He’s living with us for a while (hopefully, forever)
And is in constant motion.
(Long-time friends of this blog will know that I took lots of pictures of Oscar like this…)
When he does slow down,
He is adorably goofy.
(Picture taken with the anklebiters on his Christmas visit with us.)
Ruby enjoys his company –
In fact, I’d say that best friends stick together. (Excuse the pun!)
And when I asked them to pose and say cheese, I got this!
(Someone always closes their eyes just as the shutter clicks, don’t they?)
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