Nature

Golden joy

It’s almost impossible to photograph a summer sunset

As the sun goes down so very late.

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Even at 9.30 or 10 in the evening,

The sun is blazing golden and serene.

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The evening light is liquid honey —

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And when Simmie shakes after his swim,

He creates golden fireworks of water.

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A surprise visitor

This weekend, I went down to the lake

To enjoy yet another golden sunset with the dogs.

This time – we were joined by a surprise visitor: a beaver.

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The beavers have been very active further around the lake,

But now they have felled trees near the beach too.

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Which might explain why the beaver was so eager to visit.

The beaver swam up towards Ruby – before realizing she was a dog….

 

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With a huge splash of its tail, it disappeared under the water.

Simmie decided he had to guard Ruby – and the floating pontoon!

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The sun was still blazing in the sky at about 9.30 pm

As we watched the beaver swim away in a lake of molten gold.

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Glitter

Everything’s better with a bit of nature’s glitter —

Whether it’s ducks at sunset;

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The sizzle of the

Golden hour;

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Or the silken ripples

On the lake as the sun goes down.

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Beautiful brevity

The sakura, or Japanese cherry blossoms,

Remind us that life is short and beautiful.

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Buds and blossoms thrive

On the same branch – and so can we if we really try.

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The pink froth of the petals

Reminds us that time and blossoms are fleeting, fragile and fabulous.

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Lemon sorbet

The wild daffodils are like icy lemon bells

In the shadowed places of the woods.

Yes – it’s been a cold April!

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They glitter in the sunlight

Showing off their cold diamonds.

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Later on in my walk,

I come across so many gold and lemon

Sparkles as the sun bounces of the ice on a fence.

(No editing needed here – these are all nature’s own sparkles.)

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And finally, Simmie ‘hides’ on the path,

Hoping to pounce out at Ruby as she passes by.

(He’s a silly boy!)

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A Viking spring

Spring in Sweden is often a time

Of surprise snow, minus temperatures and hard frosts.

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It might not be the kind of spring we want —

But it is beautiful anyway.

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Iced

Spring on ice is a lovely performance

With frozen splashes of purple,

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Iced over buds of yellow

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And the green candles of evergreens

Decorated with nature’s lights of ice.

(As you can see, we’ve have had some cold weather this week.)

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Spring salsa

Here in Sweden, we have a fifth season that I like to call Springter.

It’s that mixture of spring and winter —

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With spring promising warmth one day,

Only to go back two steps to winter;

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Then forward a step to spring.

You could say it’s spring and winter

Performing a salsa!

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The blue beyond

The spring equinox is when day and night are equally long:

A perfect balance that was reflected in the azure blue

Of open water and the white cold of the ice still left on the lake.

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Even the clouds seemed to find harmony

In their own reflections.

As for that bluer than a jay’s wing sky —

All I could do was to stand and gaze in wonder.

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Winter ribbons

Winter doesn’t always dazzle;

Sometimes it is simply enough

To offer ribbons of light and soft colour.

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