A walk down by a nearby lake at sunset
Revealed swirls of pink in the sky.
The light gently landed on the water
Giving it a gorgeous pink hue.
Later on, a small, silver
Sliver of a moon sailed into the sky
Bringing peace at the end of the day.
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I think there is much to be said
For flowers (and people) that have blossomed out, lived life
And then begin to wilt gracefully.
There is elegance in silken petals
(And lined faces).
Drooping flowers — and ageing people for that matter —
Have their own beauty and wisdom.
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It was one of those glorious mornings
Where a blue dawn lay waiting behind the mist;
Ducks floating on a lake of velvet
Lifted the spirits;
And the whole world breathed
In and out –
Speaking of blue serenity.
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It was a cold and windy day in late April
And the beavers were busy down by the lake.
The chill in the air did nothing
To dampen the enthusiasm of Ruby and Simmie —
Look at those ears fly!
Being down at the lake
Means only one thing: swimming fun!
(That’s Ruby jumping in so elegantly.)
Later on, Simmie showed me the true meaning
Of prancing as I enjoyed the view across the water
And dreamed of warmer days.
For more spring serenades, please visit: Our World.
One of the highlights of spring is enjoying the sakura
Or Japanese cherry blossoms in the centre of Stockholm.
The sakura speak to us of
What is possible
And of petalled beauty
That lasts only a short time,
Blooming without holding back
And reminding us that life is like the sakura:
Fleeting, fragile, fabulous.
For more beauty, please visit: Our World.
And don’t forget: Skywatch.
I was in Sussex, England, over Easter —
And one of my favourite activities is walking on the Downs.
There’s nothing like emerald fields
Glowing beneath a sky of sapphire,
With animals enjoying
The background of big, rolling clouds.
For more big skies, please visit: Skywatch.
During my recent trip to New York, the lovely Daryl from Out and About in New York
Graciously invited me to take photos from her offices way up high in the Freedom Tower.
And I got to meet a blogging friend in real life – always a treat!
The views were magnificent
And you could see the city and water reflecting back at you.
Underneath one large window, there was a lovely view
Of the southern pool in the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.
The water sparkled in the sunlight
And it was difficult to tell the trees
Apart from their shadows.
For more reflection, please visit: Our World.
Sometimes it’s worth setting the alarm for 4.30 in the morning
In order to capture the magical, golden sunburst
Of sunrise over the Manhattan skyline.
(Photos taken in Hoboken Park, New Jersey, last week.
This week, it’s back to snow in Sweden.)
For more magical photos, please visit: Skywatch.
While I was in New Jersey, I met up with a friend to walk in a park.
According to his crystal ball, it was going to be a fine spring day.
Blossoms had already popped on the trees
Like petalled popcorn,
Into the bowl of the river.
I even found the beautiful limbs of a tree
Embracing the one next to it —
Reminding us that nature is love.
For more blossoming stories, please visit: Our World.
Oh, the things we do to get a photo!
While I was in New Jersey, I had some fabulous photo sessions with friends.
One was a sunset session in a (secret) location on the New Jersey shore
With a marvellous view of the Manhattan skyline and the Freedom Tower.
I may or may not have trespassed on some waste ground
In order to capture the twisted pier
And the buildings glowing in the perfect lilac twilight.
For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.