I’m living in a beautiful world
Where autumn leaves and skies are reflected
On mirror surfaces of the lake;
Where the sky
Is upside down in beautiful reflections;
Are luminous in the water;
And where dogs
Swim in clouds.
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Living near a new part of the lake
Gives wide views from stony cliffs.
Ruby glows among the autumn leaves
As she jumps up on a big rock that is more than 2 metres high.
Simmie prefers to camouflage himself
Among the yellow lanterns of leaves.
A leaf shines
Like a ruby;
And the brilliance of a fallen leaf
Reflects onto rock like molten gold.
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And tinges everything pink:
As the sun rises
We enjoy a moment of rose-tinted serenity.
The view from my new part of the lake
Is simply stunning on an early morning, don’t you think?
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Autumn is a good time for the deer:
One minute you only see fields,
And the next minute, the deer are there.
Their dance is perfectly synchronized:
Eyes front …
(And look surprised).
And enjoy the golden light of autumn.
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A couple of weeks ago, we got the news that our beloved jetty (where we used to live)
Had been removed because it was old and rickety.
That was part of its charm:
We loved the way it curved and warped and bent;
The way it seemed to stretch out to infinity.
It was a big part of the children’s childhood —
Peaceful moments under big skies;
And it was there I enjoyed so many moments
With a best furry buddy.
RIP, dear old jetty – you will be missed!
(Luckily, I took a lot of photos of my favourite place
So there are still plenty to share with you.)
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This is a tale of an early morning walk —
When the light of dawn turned reeds into glittery beauties.
A dog (Simmie) ran joyously out of the lake
Sprinkling water everywhere.
Later on, when he shook to dry himself,
Rainbow jewels of water flew into the air.
We met some sheep with yellow earrings;
They said, “Here’s looking at ewe!”
(Sorry about the baa-d joke.)
On the way home, we breathed in the beauty
Of autumn tints reflected.
(All those fallen trees are the work of the beavers who live by the shore.)
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September has been magically warm.
One evening, my daughter and I went down to the lake
For a sunset swim.
The dogs dived in for joy
While the sun cast its orange glow
On water and stone.
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Standing on the edge of the lake,
The water as calm as a mirror,
I spot swans
On the other side
And a bridge floating
Among luscious green reflections.
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Sunrise and it’s the autumn equinox:
The lake is still and beautiful
With rising mist in shades of pink.
The moon admires itself in the water –
Reflecting brightly like a silver penny.
(I’ve forgotten my big camera —
But as the saying goes, “The best camera is the one you have with you.”)
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A couple of weeks ago, I was at my brother’s wedding
And enjoyed layers of love.
(This is my favourite shot from the day – just after the wedding ceremony was finished.)
At the end of the day, I went for a lovely walk
And met these newly shorn creatures, who had just lost their layers of fur.
They seemed to be saying, “Alpaca my bags and come along with you.”
And, finally, the sunset did not disappoint
As I enjoyed the little village
Nestling in layers of gold.
Layers both conceal and reveal the beauty within.
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