Nature

Fabulous fog

I tried to grab some fog …

And I don’t think I mist!

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I love the way fog

Transforms everything:

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Trees, dog, and boat.

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Ruby’s favourite pastime

Is to jump up on tall rocks

And wait for treats (fog or no fog).

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Autumnal notes

I love the beginning of autumn —

With its spooky spider web trees;

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Dogs enjoying the view

And a swim.

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And I love it when the golden fields

Are a backdrop to those birds

That look like musical notes.

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Reflected emerald

The pendulum has swung, and now the days

Will be shorter than the evenings.

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This means early morning mists

And emerald green reflections

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Slowly turning to rust.

Calm reflections, red houses

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And beautiful views

Mean autumn is slowly on its way.

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Postcards from August

Cone you feel it?

Summer is coming to a beautiful end.

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Golden days

End in golden hays (and a dog purveying his kingdom).

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The bees make even

The humble onion flower bee-utiful.

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Our walk ends with

A dewy heart.

Summer is leaf-ing – and so are my bad puns!

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Summer idyll

Let me tell you the story of summer —

Of long, hot evenings and herons skimming the sky.

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It’s a story of dogs and a lake

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And the sighting of beavers swimming in the pink-tinged water.

It’s the story of sharing a beautiful sunset

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With a stranger, who had driven all the way to my small part of the world,

From Russia with his family.

And now it’s a story I share with you.

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Peacock blue

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.

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The peacocks are pretty serious about grooming too!

His head seems to have disappeared into his feathers.

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Later on, the well-groomed peacock

Sat and enjoyed the view

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Of the stones

And the peacock blue waters.

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Summer sweets

I haven’t had time to upload and go through my holiday photos yet,

So thought I’d share what makes summer so special.

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It can be a stunning swan sunset,

Or a bee pollinating a poppy.

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It is the discovery

Of flowers wearing wigs,

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And the pink fireworks

Of an onion flower.

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And Skywatch too.


The colours of spring

Spring has burst forth

In an outburst of molten gold;

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The ice melts

In shades of blue;

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And petals offer up

Bouquets of purple.

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Oh, how I love the colours of spring!

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Fare thee well, winter?

Winter seems to be waning —

I say ‘seems’ as this is Sweden and it can snow even in June!

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But I don’t think we will see scenes like this one again this winter:

With thick snow on the iced over lake.

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It’s cold in the mornings,

So, if we are lucky,

We can still enjoy rim-frosted green lanterns

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And diamond-studded

Golden fur.

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Frozen

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.

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Splashes of purple

Look like frozen ribbons

Declaring ‘It’s not spring yet.’

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No matter how much we pine (get the pun?)

For warmer times, we just have to appreciate what we have.

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