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Photobombing

Simson loves

To photobomb my shots.

Simsons at sunset

And you know what?

I think the results

Are just perfect.

Golden golden copy

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Summer burst

Summer sun –

Bursting into

Golden flowers.

Summer burst copy

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A rainy kind of beauty

It’s been a rainy summer —

Which means pretty pink petals

Blowing in the wind;

Hyancinth

Roses glowing

With rain jewels;

Rainy rose

And vivid splashes

Of sunny petals.

Pansy copy

And after the rain,

Blossoms unfurl

In delicate rays of sun.

Pink

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Sunset boulevard

Better than TV:

A stunning sunset show

Performed by Nature.

Sunset boulevard

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Quintessentially thatched

There is something so

Quintessentially English about old thatched cottages.

Magnolia and cottage

Most of the buildings with thatch

Pre-date the 1800s and a good thatched roof

Can last up to fifty years.

Looks as if this cottage needs a new roof though!

Old thatch

The new Globe Theatre

(A modern reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe)

Is the only building in London with a thatched roof.

The Globe

However, I prefer my thatched buildings

Slumbering among wildflowers, don’t you?

Thatched roof copy

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Fields of gold

I love the rolling hills

Of the Sussex countryside,

Sky post

With its endless blue

Endless blue copy

And fields of gold

Rising to meet the welcoming sky.

Fields of gold

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Golden oldies

I’m off to England to visit the family this weekend.

So, I leave you with two of my favourite shots:

A sky full of rainbow clouds

Rainbow clouds

And a golden wonder —

My daughter and her best buddy, Oscar (now deceased).

Back next week!

Best buddies copy

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Spring bubbles

Before summer got into full swing over here,

Simson and I went out one early, dewy morning

To enjoy the happy suns of daffodils;

Daffodils

Dewy bubbles

On purple baubles

Dewy bubbles

And the vibrant splash

Of sunny silken petal.

Yellow copy

It was hard work for Simson to lie still

And watch me —

Just look at the concentration on his face!

Concentration

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Frolic

It’s amazing how much a sky – and a beach –

Can change in the space of a day or two:

From cloudy drama

Footprints

To the joyfulness

Of dogs frolicking

In a glorious sunset.

Frolic

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The walled town

Óbidos in Portugal is famous for being

A perfectly preserved walled settlement.

Walls

The castle and its walls date back

To Roman times

Walls looming

But as you walk the narrow and steep cobbled streets,

You meet all kinds of buildings ranging from Gothic

To Renaissance and Baroque standing shoulder to shoulder.

Church and wall

The city gate is a gorgeous

Blue tiled balcony.

Tiled balcony

The town was very much geared for tourism

So my favourite parts of it

Were the secret alleys,

Secret stairs

The quirky old stone houses

Blue striped house

And far-away glimpses

Of purple splashes against old tiled roofs.

Purple splash

For more historic sights, please visit: Our World.


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