Our World

Going back

By the time you read this, I’ll be visiting my mum in England (Sussex).

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Hopefully, the rain will have cleared

And the trees will be out in full bloom.

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We’re going on holiday

To Eastbourne, a town on the south coast,

So I hope to relax, spend quality time with my mum

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And – of course, get some good views of the sea!

(All photos from previous trips back ‘home’.)

I won’t be visiting any of you this week, but a big thank you for popping by.

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Spring surprises

You never know what surprises spring might reveal:

A floating bench on purple-tinted water at sunset;

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Three buds looking

Like small owls on a branch;

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Raindrops glittering

Underneath a park bench;

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And, popping up out of the field,

Camouflaged deer!

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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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For more wintry or spring-like or even autumn shots, please visit: Our World.


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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Spot the …

Ruby loves to play hide-and-seek

Among the trees –

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While Simmie says

Peekaboo with snow.

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What about this photo –

Can you spot the dog?

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What about now? Only teasing –

I think this is a fox we spotted in the field.

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It was lying down in the snow and got up with difficulty.

It was much bigger than Simmie so, at first, I thought it was a wolf.

We looked at each other for a long time – each of us not so different from the other.

Then we went our separate ways.

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Still winter

We’re having a lovely winter this spring,

But the dogs don’t mind.

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With the return of the light,

The colour is coming back —

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Sometimes gradually,

And sometimes in a bright flash of pink.

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Only posting once this week due to work.

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Light burst

It’s cold.

The snow hangs heavy on the trees.

But oh, that lovely March light

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Bursts into song to let us know

That if we hang on just a little bit longer

Then spring will be here.

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Winter joy

When winter gives you freezing cold temperatures

And lots of snow,

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The best thing is to embrace it

And smile —

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And meet it with wonder and joy.

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Cold crystals

It’s real winter at last!

The sun is so bright it hurts my eyes.

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The plants and trees

Are covered in glittering ice crystals.

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And it’s quite cold too —

So cold that even the icicles have icicles on them!

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Ruby doesn’t mind the

Crystals on her face.

(Neither does Simmie but he’s too busy running around for me to snap a shot of him.)

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Ruby waits patiently

For me to warm up my frozen fingers

Before we carry on with our beautiful walk.

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