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Still winter

We’re having a lovely winter this spring,

But the dogs don’t mind.


With the return of the light,

The colour is coming back —


Sometimes gradually,

And sometimes in a bright flash of pink.


Only posting once this week due to work.

For more feel-good moments, please visit: Our World and at the end of the week, Skywatch.

Dragon skies

A fiery dragon

Swept across the sky —

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Leaving behind

A purple haze.


For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.


Light burst

It’s cold.

The snow hangs heavy on the trees.

But oh, that lovely March light


Bursts into song to let us know

That if we hang on just a little bit longer

Then spring will be here.


For more foggy light, please go to: Our World.

Veils of fog

Fog – a majestic backdrop

For a red dog (or two);


Fog – veiling landscape

And sky;


Fog – settling on the ground

Like a silken scarf.


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For more beautiful skies – with or without fog – please visit: Skywatch.

Winter joy

When winter gives you freezing cold temperatures

And lots of snow,


The best thing is to embrace it

And smile —


And meet it with wonder and joy.


For more smiles, please go to: Our World.

Pink popcorn skies

The path leads through

Snowy beauty —



All the way

To pink popcorn cloud skies.



For more colourful skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Cold crystals

It’s real winter at last!

The sun is so bright it hurts my eyes.


The plants and trees

Are covered in glittering ice crystals.


And it’s quite cold too —

So cold that even the icicles have icicles on them!


Ruby doesn’t mind the

Crystals on her face.

(Neither does Simmie but he’s too busy running around for me to snap a shot of him.)


Ruby waits patiently

For me to warm up my frozen fingers

Before we carry on with our beautiful walk.


For more icy or sunny scenes, please visit: Our World.


Golden veils

In between the snowfalls,

A hiatus of freezing fog:


Golden veils fall over the landscape —

Bringing peace, silence and beauty.


For more golden skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Year of the Dog

In honour of the Chinese New Year – it’s Year of the Dog –

I’m featuring some of my favourite furry friends.

Those of you who have followed me for a while will recognize my very best fuzzy friend, Oscar.

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My dear departed Oscar

When he died,

Two more furry friends, Ruby and Simmie, came into my life.

(It’s not often I get them both in the same picture.)


Ruby and Simmie at dawn

I love the way dogs embrace life –

And make the most of what they have:


Ruby in the snow

Whether it’s a snowstorm

Or a large stick.

We can learn a lot from dogs.


Simmie enjoying a stick

For more furry friends or otherwise, please visit: Our World.

Romancing the city

Early morning dawn:

I take out my mobile phone as I sit in a car and capture

The romance of the sky over Stockholm.

(I like the way the car window frames the cityscape.)


On the way home from work,

Lilac and pink clouds

Bid the sun farewell at sunset.


For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.