Our World Tuesday

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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Swim time!

One of the dogs’ favourite places for a swim

Is the jetty next to the floating sauna on our local lake.

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I like it too —

Because of all the photo opportunities it gives!

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It’s a peaceful place in the early mornings,

Where you can meditate on clouds and their reflections.

(Photos taken in early May.)

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Peaceful in pink

The view from our balcony in Dubrovnik, Croatia,

Was stunning:

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We could see the Old Town and

Its massive walls (dating back to the 16th century),

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As well as the Island of Lokrum

And a peaceful pink sunset over the bay.

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Beautiful Kotor Bay

The Bay of Boka (also known as the Bay of Kotor) stretches and zigzags

Around the Adriatic coast in Montenegro.

(Photos taken from a moving bus.)

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The water is crystalline blue

And dazzling aquamarine.

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Did you know that this is the

Southernmost fjord in Europe? (I didn’t.)

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The bay around Perast has some delightful islands —

Perfect for a wedding shoot!

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And can you imagine playing water polo

Surrounded by majestic mountains?

You guess right – I fell in love with Montenegro!

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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.


Postcards from London

My hotel in London was right opposite the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Here’s Tower Bridge with elegant accents of blue.

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It was cloudy for almost all of my visit –

But I did manage one pink morning (snapped on my mobile phone).

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Parts of the old Roman wall of London

Are visible every now and then.

(I like the way the old stone is reflected in the modern glass on the left.)

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One late evening saw us in Chinatown

Under red flags and a popcorn-cloud sky.

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Wisteria love

I had a lovely visit with my mum!

Before going off to the hotel where we were staying,

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She urged me to walk to the neighbouring village

To enjoy the house with the wisteria.

And I’m glad I did!

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The front door declared the house was called

The Old Priory.

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Look at the windows and the flowers —

I fell in love. Who wouldn’t?

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From heron to eternity

What is more delicious than the bright flames of autumn

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And the zen of a heron gliding over the water

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Before flying off into eternity?

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Diving for rose petals

Many many thanks for all your wonderful messages of sympathy on Oscar’s passing. It has meant a lot to me.

This week I went down to Oscar’s favourite place, the jetty on our lake,

And threw some rose petals into the water as a way of honouring my furry friend.

Ruby, who is Oscar’s great-granddaughter, and who we have been fostering for the past nine months,

Decided to honour Oscar in his favourite activity: diving into the lake.

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She carefully retrieved one of the roses

And placed it on the jetty.

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We sat for a while

Enjoying the autumn scenery and good memories of Oscar.

I’d say that a part of him lives on in Ruby, who is now our own dog.

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Be warned: you might see more pictures of wet (and dry) dogs here on my blog after all!

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Poppy love

Back in May,

The poppies were out in abundance —

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Waving gently in the sun;

Flock of poppies

Some with flamboyant red

Upside down tutus;

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Others a mere

Poppy burst.

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I took a long time taking photos,

So Ruby had to check on me every now and then.

(She’s still on maternity leave with her pups at the moment though.)

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