Lokrum Island is a short boat ride away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
It’s a nature reserve dominated by wild bunnies and peacocks and peahens.
The hens had just had their babies – here they are doing some synchronized grooming.
The peacocks are pretty serious about grooming too!
His head seems to have disappeared into his feathers.
Later on, the well-groomed peacock
Sat and enjoyed the view
Of the stones
And the peacock blue waters.
For more blue-tiful stories, please visit: Our World Tuesday.
I haven’t had time to upload and go through my holiday photos yet,
So thought I’d share what makes summer so special.
It can be a stunning swan sunset,
Or a bee pollinating a poppy.
It is the discovery
Of flowers wearing wigs,
And the pink fireworks
Of an onion flower.
For more summer treasures, please visit: Our World.
And Skywatch too.
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!
For more spring, please go to: Our World.
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
For more wintry or spring-like or even autumn shots, please visit: Our World.
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.
For more moments in time, please visit: Our World.
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.
For more furry and non-furry shots, please visit: Our World.
Fog – a majestic backdrop
For a red dog (or two);
Fog – veiling landscape
Fog – settling on the ground
Like a silken scarf.
For more beautiful skies – with or without fog – please visit: Skywatch.
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.
For more stellar shots, please go to: Skywatch.
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.
For more magic, please go to: Skywatch.