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Fairytale Palace

The small bus chugs up the winding roads of Sintra —

And then after a steep uphill climb on foot,

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You gasp when you finally glimpse the fairytale outline

Of Pena Palace:

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A beautiful example of 19th century

Portuguese Romanticism.

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Gorgeous tiles and lemon walls

Are a breathtaking reminder

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Of how amazing the human imagination

Coupled with architecture can be.

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For more incredible sights, please visit: Our World.


Gone surfing

On Thursday, I’m flying off to Portugal again with the kids —

Time to enjoy Lisbon and then

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Off to the beach for

Surfing and sunsets.

These photos are from the Atlantic Coast, Portugal, taken last year.

(See you all again in about ten days.)

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For more great moments, please visit: Our World.


Strawberry surprise

The jetty in my old neighbourhood

Is still as delightfully wonky as ever.

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And the world looks deliciously

Enchanting with the rising sun.

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For more surprises, please visit: Skywatch.


Postcards from June

June was a time of misty greens

And magical tunnels of leaves.

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It drizzled a lot,

Meaning that everything

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Appeared misty

And slightly out of focus.

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But you know what –

I love it!

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For more misty greens, please visit: Our World.


Golden goldens

It was a gorgeous evening

When I went out for a walk with the dogs.

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The summer light

Drizzled over grass and dogs alike

Lighting up the fields

With its honeyed glow

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So that there was gold

Both in the sky

And in the grass.

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For more golden shots, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Midsummer joy

Midsummer’s Eve is the second most important

Celebration in Sweden after Christmas.

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It’s a time for dancing

Around the midsummer maypole

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With flowers in your hair

No matter whether you are male, female or child.

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The folk dancers

Wear their traditional costumes —

(They start them off young…)

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As do the musicians:

It’s hard work though!

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And everyone has fun

No matter colour, age or belief system.

And that’s what is important in the world:

Love and tolerance.

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For more celebrations, please visit: Our World.


Golden bowl sky

The summer solstice is

A time of beauty.

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The longest day slowly

Comes to an end

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With a molten bowl

Of golden light.

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For more summer beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


Flower power

We’ve had a lot of rain this summer —

And it’s been wonderful discovering the different flowers in the garden.

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Raindrops are beautiful kisses

On the petalled lips of tulips,

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While bringing out the fragrance

Of the lilacs.

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(This post is scent with love

From me to you.)

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For more bad puns and lovely photos, please visit: Our World.


Summer swan

Life is busy with deadlines, work

And enjoying the beauty of summer,

So I won’t be able to visit your blogs this week.

Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly….
~Pablo Neruda

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For more summer beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Foal play

Last week, I had the great pleasure of going out to a horse farm

To take photos for a friend.

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I fell in love with the three-week-old foal, Celino.

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He was full of love

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And nibbles for his mother.

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And she was so nurturing and tender

With him.

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Love is grand, isn’t it,

No matter where you find it

Or in what form it takes.

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For mare great photos (excuse the pun!), please visit: Our World.


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