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A rainbow sunset

Sunset at just gone 14.30 today has its perks.

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The grey cloud lifted to reveal rainbow reflections, ice on the lake

And, of course, a posing Ruby.

(All photos taken with my mobile phone.)

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Golden crunch

The gloomy grey weather continues …

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So, I’m looking back to October’s golden crunch

When leaves floated on fog

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And grass crunched underfoot

As we enjoyed the view.

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Golden goldens

We finally got some minus temperatures and diamond-studded grass

As the sun peeked over the horizon at gone 8 am

Turning everything into gold.

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November gold

November has been a time of

Mellow fog and bare trees.

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The golden coins of leaves

Lie on the ground.

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Stubborn mists

Give the scenery (and Ruby) a misty quality

And make the golden tones of dog and reeds pop.

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We finally had some icy weather

But that doesn’t stop Simmie from taking a swim.

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Pretty in pink

Trees rise out of the early morning fog —

They seem to be floating in the rose-tinged dawn.

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Orange you glad it’s November

Our November has been mild and misty

With burnished tones.

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Sometimes the sky burns orange

As the geese honk their farewells.

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And a stray leaf

Falls gently on orange fur.

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The sonata of light

Hark! I hear the trumpet call 

Of delicious autumn light.

It calls me through the mist

And drenches me with its music.

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Splashes of colour

Every November, we forget how gloomy it can be.

So we need to find small moments of joy where we can —

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Be it a serene lake and a dog;

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Or the orange burst of a boat

And its perfect mirror image.

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Blue-tiful autumn

I like the autumn skies:

With a dog or two

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And without!

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The English countryside

When I was in England recently, I went on a long walk

Along the banks of the river that snaked like a silver ribbon

Through the Sussex countryside.

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It was a hazy, warm day.

Bramber castle and adjoining Norman church

Lay nestled in an autumn tinged valley.

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One of the bushes next to the river

Was humming with bright yellowhammers.

(If you look in the centre of the shot, you’ll see their bright yellow wings.)

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And, of course, no trip to Sussex is complete

Without a picture of the sheep grazing on the Downs.

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