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Golden nights

The long light evenings in Scandinavia

Are called white nights because it never really gets dark.

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But for me, they will always be

Dazzling, honey’d golden nights,

Where the setting sun

Matches the red fur of my dogs.

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Dandelion nose

Take a lovely, golden evening,

A dog and some water.

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Walk home through a field

Full of dandelions.

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Admire the doggie nose

Covered in dandelion fluff.

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Golden joy

It’s almost impossible to photograph a summer sunset

As the sun goes down so very late.

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Even at 9.30 or 10 in the evening,

The sun is blazing golden and serene.

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The evening light is liquid honey —

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And when Simmie shakes after his swim,

He creates golden fireworks of water.

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A surprise visitor

This weekend, I went down to the lake

To enjoy yet another golden sunset with the dogs.

This time – we were joined by a surprise visitor: a beaver.

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The beavers have been very active further around the lake,

But now they have felled trees near the beach too.

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Which might explain why the beaver was so eager to visit.

The beaver swam up towards Ruby – before realizing she was a dog….

 

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With a huge splash of its tail, it disappeared under the water.

Simmie decided he had to guard Ruby – and the floating pontoon!

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The sun was still blazing in the sky at about 9.30 pm

As we watched the beaver swim away in a lake of molten gold.

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New kid on the block

The setting sun threw out a white arc

Of cloud as we walked down to the lake

To welcome the new jetty.

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It is a good place to sit

And watch the coloured ribbons in the sky.

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Glitter

Everything’s better with a bit of nature’s glitter —

Whether it’s ducks at sunset;

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The sizzle of the

Golden hour;

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Or the silken ripples

On the lake as the sun goes down.

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Let the joy flood in

Perhaps it’s just an ordinary leaf —

Dried up and ready to be thrown away.

But then again, perhaps not.

It’s a golden feather

And a dazzling heart.

After all, the holes are there to let the joy

And the light flood in.

For more different points of view, please visit: Our World.

And joining up with Skywatch too.


Tangerine dream

Down by the lake,

The sun goes down in a burst of orange.

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Simmie gets a burst of energy from the view —

And a swim in the cold water. He’s a happy boy!

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Ruby prefers to sit and gaze

At the tangerine dream of another beautiful sunset.

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Hollywood calling

Ruby turned 8 last week. As many of you long-time followers know, she is very good at posing for photos.

Perhaps Hollywood is calling her name…

Here she is as the Snow Queen:

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She makes a good character

in Dame of Thrones, don’t you think?

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And, of course, her ears flapping in a storm

Make her a great favourite to play Yoda.

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“So, Ruby – what do you think of your mum always taking photos of you?”

No, surely that’s not you sticking your tongue out at me!

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For more un-retrievable jokes, please visit: Our World.


Colour me violet

Sometimes a sunset doesn’t put on

A fiery show as the sun goes down;

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All you have to do is take your best girl, some dogs

And wait for the lilac and violet tints to paint the sky.

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