Our World

Molten gold

One chilly morning, the fog lay like

A silken scarf across the cemetery.

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The church rose out of the golden mist

Like a ship riding on misty waves.

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A caretaker’s van looked

Picturesque against the burnished sky;

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And oh, the trees!

They floated in that sky of molten gold!

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I’ll only be posting once this week as it gets crazy busy in the run-up to Christmas.

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Still grey

I get a lot of comments about how colourful my world is. That’s because I focus on the bright and the colours.

But as you can imagine, we do get a lot of grey days.

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Even then, there is beauty in the stillness of the grey;

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And in the perfect upside world of reflections.

Bare birches paint abstract pictures in the water;

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And the pop of colourful buoys make them look like

Floating sweets.

(The grey almost adds a 3D feeling to the scenes, don’t you think?)

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Sauna house portraits

If autumn could be summed up in a picture, it would be this one:

Golden leaves, the sauna house and Ruby posing by the water.

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Simmie would rather explore

And swim than pose.

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A week later, even more leaves have fallen off the trees,

Like whispers, and I see another portrait of the sauna house

Peeking out from behind the leaves.

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Autumn surprises

Autumn is a golden

Curtain of leaves;

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It’s the russet fur

Of autumn-coloured dogs;

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And the surprise of deer

Blending in with the trees.

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Postcards from England

I had a great visit with my mum in England.

The day of my arrival saw the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia,

Which created a lovely background for sheep silhouettes.

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The next day was warm and misty.

On our walk, we saw a strange, n-ewe species:

The two-headed sheep!

(Sorry about the baa-d pun.)

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Our destination was this old, Saxon church

Dating back to the late 11th century.

My father is buried in this beautiful (and slightly isolated) location.

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I’m busy this week with work so will only be posting once.

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Golden moments

I’m away all week – off to England

To visit my mum.

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Time to enjoy family, old houses

And my mum’s garden —

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And, of course, my favourite walk

Up on the Sussex Downs.

(I wont’ be around to visit you this week.)

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Autumn critters

I love the soft, misty feel of autumn —

Especially when a deer family decides to rest in the fields as I take my photo!

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The temperatures are still quite mild

And Simmie loves nothing more than swimming in the lake.

This is his face when I ask him to come out. (That’s right – he doesn’t want to!)

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As for Ruby,

She is content just catching leaves.

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The golden path

The equinox has been and gone,

Which means it’s getting dark so early on in the evenings.

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We have to chase the light —

Or perhaps the light is chasing us.

(This is Simmie, who turned four this weekend.)

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But when the sun comes out,

The woods are filled with gold.

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August’s universe

August offers up a universe of lovely bouquets:

A dazzling pink galaxy of flowers;

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Yellow suns floating in the wind;

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Or a floral star in the sky;

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And, finally, an orange planet

Of gorgeous, sunlit petals.

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Curtains of light

Late August is a beautiful time of year

For light.

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Fields of gold glow in the early morning;

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Curtains of light float to the ground;

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And diamond drops glitter

In the deliciously chilly air.

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