Our World Tuesday

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.)

Ruby

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The Feather Islands

During the school holidays, the kids and I went to Fjäderholmarna —

Or in English, The Feather Islands.

As the boat left Stockholm, we passed the city’s most famous crane

Painted as a giraffe. (It’s near the funfair.)

Giraffe

After half an hour, we arrived on the island

And visited a local café.

We followed the sign and started off the day with ice cream…

Eat dessert

The island has a strong tradition of fishing,

And one of the boathouses was decorated

With the fearsome skulls of pike.

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My two small adventurers

Discovered many places to explore.

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We visited the local glassblower

And admired a work in progress,

Glowing like a jewel.

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Tired and happy, we returned home on the boat

Under a dramatic sky.

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Irresistible

I may or may not have taken over 100 photos of Ruby’s pups a couple of weeks ago —

So I hope you don’t mind if I share some more!

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Who can resist

A small, furry puppy face —

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Or a handful

Of puppy love?

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One of the puppies

Attached herself to my son’s finger.

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Our visit tired out

The adorable puppies

And we left them sweetly snoozing.

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Smell the flowers

I’m off to England for a week —

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Time to smell the flowers,

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Enjoy life

And meet the family.

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(So I won’t be able to visit you while I’m away — but I thank you in advance for your visit.)

 I’ve got some scheduled posts in case you want to pop in during the week!

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Garden delights

I love gardening —

I could watch it for hours!

Or even better, photograph it…

Rhodies

There’s nothing better

Than flowers in full bloom,

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Scenting the air

And acting as a landing pad for bees,

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Or petalled beauties

Wearing pink wigs.

Thanks to all my neighbours who have such photogenic gardens!

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And Our Heart Macro! 


Looking for light

It’s gone ten o’clock at night

And a strange creature with camera

Goes outside looking for the light.

Strange creature

She finds it

In the heart of a flower,

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In the magic

Of sunbathing leaves,

Leaves

In a rainbow

Floating in the clouds

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And in the beauty

Of her daughter’s face.

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