All that glitters is not gold

Although we often judge people, countries, cities

On outward appearances, there is far more to us

Than meets the eye.


Despite current political rhetoric and media

That would have us believe we are each other’s enemies,


I truly believe that there is far more that unites us as humans.

We just need to make sure we remember that.

So, here’s to no more hate and a lot more love!

(New York looks good from the New Jersey side at sunset!)


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Oh that winter light!

There is a narrow, hidden path that comes out

Next to a gorgeous lakeside house.


As you emerge from the path,

You might find yourself bathed in honeyed light on a clear winter’s day.

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The light pours golden and warm

Over the hibernating bees — reminding us that

There are sweet things just around the corner.


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Golden threads

Wonderful things happen when the sun

Breaks through in a ball of golden glow.

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The sunshine hitting cold ground

Creates an angel of light

As fog rises to meet the dawn.

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Cobwebs strung across the fields

Are delicate, golden threads


And feathery fluff from wild flowers

Rests among friends in a field

Of golden bokeh.

(By the way, it started to snow here on November 1st!)

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Golden bowl sky

The summer solstice is

A time of beauty.

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The longest day slowly

Comes to an end


With a molten bowl

Of golden light.


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Delicious fog

A few weeks ago, I was out on a long walk.

It was eerily misty in the woods.


Suddenly, the sun broke through

Transforming everything into

Golden strips of light —


As if greeting the early morning

With a hallelujah.


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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.)

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Golden wonder

The early winter light

Is all about long, warm shadows;


It’s about painting frozen trees

With golden lace

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And transforming the sky

Into a wonder of pink and gold.

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Light and hope

The tradition of Lucia is my favourite time of year:

When the darkness is lit up with candles and song.

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The light comes in many forms —

Whether it is the hope

For better times to come


Or as a metaphor for love and compassion:

Those two metaphorical candles that drive out the darkness.

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Honeyed light

The evening sun

Shone like honey in the cherry blossom tree,


Creating dancing light

Behind paper-thin pink petals.

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Buds burst open

To drink in that spring treacle


And danced

On the edge of light.


Even this shot where I didn’t focus properly

Has a lovely abstract quality about it:

The essence of spring light.


(Photos straight out of the camera.)

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