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.
Travel is a way of keeping yourself humble;
Of opening up to new people and experiences —
Of finding love and beauty
Everywhere in the world we live in.
I’m so lucky to be going back
To the vibrant city of New York.
I won’t be around until the end of next week —
Until then, take care!
For more new stories, please visit: Our World.
Just back from Dusseldorf in Germany
(We didn’t go to Brussels in the end).
After work, we walked along the Rhine,
Enjoying dramatic skies
And the ornamental trees along the river bank.
Spring was in full swing:
Isn’t this magnolia in full bloom just gorgeous!
For more amazing skies, please visit: Skywatch.
A slightly different view of skies this week:
When the sun hits the laundry room windows
Rainbows explode in vibrant colours
And almost make me want to do the laundry!
(I’m off to Brussels for work so won’t be online that much —
See you in a week!)
For more rainbows, please visit: Skywatch.
And don’t forget to drop by Our World.
I’m off to visit my parents in England.
They live in a small village
Nestled at the foot of the rolling hills of the Downs.
For me, the golden fields
And wide open skies
Embody the beauty of the English countryside.
And finding two horses nuzzling each other
Is just the cherry on top of the cake.
(I’ll be back in a week, but the Our World link will be up and running as usual on Monday evening.)
For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.
It was a glorious winter day
With snow, sun and sparkles on the trees.
That made me smile.
A long walk with friends
— That’s what made Simmie smile.
After two hours of running around
And enjoying the scenery —
We were all tired and happy.
(That’s my Ruby on the right as you look at the photo and Simmie on the back left
With Jessie, Ruby’s puppy, standing in front of him.)
For more smiles, please go to: Our World.
When I woke up this morning, it was very misty
With the sun struggling through foggy veils.
That reminded me of all the moments of joy
When we lived down by the lake
And I could step outside in my dressing gown
To enjoy the sky kissing the water.
For more mist-ical shots, please visit: Skywatch.