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Spring: Viking-style

Afternoon sunset

Finds us enjoying the cold.

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The setting sun

Brings lilac with it

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And tones of

Frozen gold.

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For more spring shots, please go to: Skywatch.


Winter joy

When winter gives you freezing cold temperatures

And lots of snow,

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The best thing is to embrace it

And smile —

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And meet it with wonder and joy.

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For more smiles, please go to: Our World.


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.)

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Ruby and Simmie at dawn

I love the way dogs embrace life –

And make the most of what they have:

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Ruby in the snow

Whether it’s a snowstorm

Or a large stick.

We can learn a lot from dogs.

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Simmie enjoying a stick

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


Magical freezing fog

Last weekend, we had some magical freezing fog.

The dogs were covered in hoar frost,

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And the little sauna house

Nestled cozily on the icy lake.

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Ruby posed in the mist —

She’ll do anything for a treat! 😉

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All shots taken with frosted fingers and my mobile phone.

For more magical beauty, please go to: Our World.


Autumn scenes

It’s early autumn here …

And the fields are full of wildflowers still —

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And a dog or two.

(A wolf was spotted here a couple of weeks ago too, but it’s long gone.)

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There’s nothing more wonderful

Than running free in autumn colours.

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For more seasonal stories, please visit: Our World.

And pop over to: Skywatch too.


How to photobomb successfully

Get your camera and two dogs

And walk down to the lake.

Admire the sunset with boats.

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Turn away for a few seconds,

Allowing your furry friends to get into the photo.

Then click to get a sweet photobomb.

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For more charming skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Sunset silhouettes

When you have dogs, there is always the chance

That they will photobomb your shots.

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But I think they just add

To the spectacular sunset, don’t you?

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For more amazing skies, please go to: Skywatch.

To find out more about Simmie (on the left), read his interview here: Piglove.


Dog with a view

Going down to the lake with the dogs

Is my evening pleasure:

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Nature provides the best entertainment

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As clouds and setting sun

Turn the waters of the lake pink.

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For more great views, please go to: Skywatch.


Spring honey

It was a blustery, spring evening —

But the light was delicious.

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Ruby jumped up on her favourite high rock

As the honey’d rays of the sun glowed.

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She was happy to look over her kingdom

Bathed in golden light.

(Simmie was busy running around in circles of joy.)

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For more sweet skies, please visit: Skywatch.


The ghost of Christmas past

All our snow melted and we ended up having a green Christmas.

This is nothing new – I found these shots of my dear, departed Oscar

About to enjoy a Christmas Eve swim under a canopy

Of perfect reflections from a few years ago.

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A timely reminder that there is beauty

And  joy and light in the world.

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For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.