Spring has burst forth
In an outburst of molten gold;
The ice melts
In shades of blue;
And petals offer up
Bouquets of purple.
Oh, how I love the colours of spring!
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Winter seems to be waning —
I say ‘seems’ as this is Sweden and it can snow even in June!
But I don’t think we will see scenes like this one again this winter:
With thick snow on the iced over lake.
It’s cold in the mornings,
So, if we are lucky,
We can still enjoy rim-frosted green lanterns
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I haven’t been walking down to the lake that often
As the path is treacherously icy;
But when we do make it down there, Ruby is Queen of all she can see.
Splashes of purple
Look like frozen ribbons
Declaring ‘It’s not spring yet.’
No matter how much we pine (get the pun?)
For warmer times, we just have to appreciate what we have.
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Ruby loves to play hide-and-seek
Among the trees –
While Simmie says
Peekaboo with snow.
What about this photo –
Can you spot the dog?
What about now? Only teasing –
I think this is a fox we spotted in the field.
It was lying down in the snow and got up with difficulty.
It was much bigger than Simmie so, at first, I thought it was a wolf.
We looked at each other for a long time – each of us not so different from the other.
Then we went our separate ways.
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Fog – a majestic backdrop
For a red dog (or two);
Fog – veiling landscape
Fog – settling on the ground
Like a silken scarf.
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Come down to the lake with me —
And enjoy the misty views.
Let’s walk around the shore
And then explore the little sauna house on the ice.
Come rest a while,
And let’s enjoy
The cold and beautiful fog
As the sun tinges eternity
In colours of blue and lilac.
(Only posting once this week due to a high work load.)
I wasn’t expecting to see the blue moon
At about half-past three in the afternoon.
But there it was – gracing the winter sunset;
Rising like a balloon
And being released into the sky by the trees.
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One morning, I stepped out
Into a world of magical, freezing fog.
Standing on the top of a cliff,
It felt as if I were floating in a fairytale kingdom,
Where the reflections of the clouds
Were mirrored on the fog.
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Before the leaves left the branches,
The sky put on a dramatic show
Of pink ribbons
Tied up with lilac and gold.
(Only posting once this week – still very busy!)
I get a lot of comments about how colourful my world is. That’s because I focus on the bright and the colours.
But as you can imagine, we do get a lot of grey days.
Even then, there is beauty in the stillness of the grey;
And in the perfect upside world of reflections.
Bare birches paint abstract pictures in the water;
And the pop of colourful buoys make them look like
(The grey almost adds a 3D feeling to the scenes, don’t you think?)
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