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Peaceful pink

A walk down by a nearby lake at sunset

Revealed swirls of pink in the sky.

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The light gently landed on the water

Giving it a gorgeous pink hue.

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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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For more serenity, please visit: Skywatch.


The art of wilting gracefully

I think there is much to be said

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For flowers (and people) that have blossomed out, lived life

And then begin to wilt gracefully.

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There is elegance in silken petals

(And lined faces).

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Drooping flowers — and ageing people for that matter —

Have their own beauty and wisdom.

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For more flowering posts, please visit: Our World.


Blue serenity

It was one of those glorious mornings

Where a blue dawn lay waiting behind the mist;

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Ducks floating on a lake of velvet

Lifted the spirits;

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And the whole world breathed

In and out –

Speaking of blue serenity.

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For more peaceful moments, please visit: Skywatch.


Prancing into spring

It was a cold and windy day in late April

And the beavers were busy down by the lake.

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The chill in the air did nothing

To dampen the enthusiasm of Ruby and Simmie —

Look at those ears fly!

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Being down at the lake

Means only one thing: swimming fun!

(That’s Ruby jumping in so elegantly.)

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Later on, Simmie showed me the true meaning

Of prancing as I enjoyed the view across the water

And dreamed of warmer days.

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For more spring serenades, please visit: Our World.


Pink petal profusion

Pretty in pink

One of the highlights of spring is enjoying the sakura

Or Japanese cherry blossoms in the centre of Stockholm.

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The sakura speak to us of

What is possible

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And of petalled beauty

That lasts only a short time,

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Blooming without holding back

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And reminding us that life is like the sakura:

Fleeting, fragile, fabulous.

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

And don’t forget: Skywatch.


Emerald and sapphire

I was in Sussex, England, over Easter —

And one of my favourite activities is walking on the Downs.

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There’s nothing like emerald fields

Glowing beneath a sky of sapphire,

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With animals enjoying

The background of big, rolling clouds.

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For more big skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Freedom Tower views

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!

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The views were magnificent

And you could see the city and water reflecting back at you.

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Underneath one large window, there was a lovely view

Of the southern pool in the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.

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The water sparkled in the sunlight

And it was difficult to tell the trees

Apart from their shadows.

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For more reflection, please visit: Our World.


Oh, that golden light!

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.

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(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.


Spring walk

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.

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Blossoms had already popped on the trees

Like petalled popcorn,

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Gracefully weeping

Into the bowl of the river.

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I even found the beautiful limbs of a tree

Embracing the one next to it —

Reminding us that nature is love.

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For more blossoming stories, please visit: Our World.


The Twisted Pier

Oh, the things we do to get a photo!

While I was in New Jersey, I had some fabulous photo sessions with friends.

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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

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In order to capture the twisted pier

And the buildings glowing in the perfect lilac twilight.

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For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.


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