Ode to a jetty

A couple of weeks ago, we got the news that our beloved jetty (where we used to live)

Had been removed because it was old and rickety.


That was part of its charm:

We loved the way it curved and warped and bent;

The way it seemed to stretch out to infinity.


It was a big part of the children’s childhood —

Peaceful moments under big skies;


And it was there I enjoyed so many moments

With a best furry buddy.

RIP, dear old jetty – you will be missed!

(Luckily, I took a lot of photos of my favourite place

So there are still plenty to share with you.)

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For more wonderful skies, please visit: Skywatch.

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.


Can a dog smile?

It was a glorious winter day

With snow, sun and sparkles on the trees.

That made me smile.


A long walk with friends

To chase


— That’s what made Simmie smile.

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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.

Photobombing fun

It’s tulip season again — and it’s always

Lovely to bring spring inside when it’s still winter outside.

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Ruby wanted to get in on the action

And provided a warm, fuzzy background for the tulips.

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Now it was time to photograph Ruby,

But the tulips had other ideas and decided

To photobomb her!😉

(Or maybe it was just me having fun with different focus points.)

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Then Simmie decided it was unfair

That he wasn’t in the pictures,

So he muscled in on the action,

Photobombing Ruby.


For more fun, please visit: Our World.

Snowy memories

At the moment, it’s grey and not particularly pretty out.

I do like grey skies, however,

Especially when they are laden with snow!

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There is something magical about not seeing the sky

And being able to enjoy the dancing snowflakes (and a puppy) instead.


Of course, it’s even better if the sun breaks through the clouds

Just before disappearing behind the hill.

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For more snowy or sunny memories, please visit: Skywatch.

Warning: Dogs at play!

During the Christmas break, we looked after Jessie, one of Ruby’s puppies from 2014.

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She and Simmie spent a long time

Chasing each other through frozen, silver grasses.


After a cold and invigorating swim,

The play continued.

(Can you see the water drops flying through the air?)

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To an outsider, it might have looked

As if they were fighting —

But really it was more like love and frolicking

Between two really good friends.


For more play, please visit: Our World.

It’s brrr-eautiful!

No matter how  you look at it —


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Or without a dog:

Winter is beautiful.

(I’m filming away from home this week, so may not be able to reply to your comments.)


For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

And also check out: Skywatch.

Christmas swimming

It was a cold Christmas morning

And the reeds caught fire in the rising sun.

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As the sky spread its golden glow,

Simmie broke through the ice for a refreshing swim.

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For more crazy dogs and brilliant skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Puppy love – again!

Ruby gave birth to five healthy puppies last week!

It’s too soon for us to visit, so I’ve gone back in my archives

To find photos of her last litter of pups – from July last year.


I hope you don’t mind.

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After all, who can resist those sweet furry faces


Or big soulful eyes?

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And – what’s even better – is that puppies

Grow up to be beautiful dogs – like Ruby.

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For more love, please visit: Our World.


Glowing sunset

The golden light of October

Is as sweet as honey.

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LIfe is hectic around here again

And I’m away with work, so won’t be able to comment on your blogs.

For more sweet moments, please visit: Our World.