Our World

Dandelion nose

Take a lovely, golden evening,

A dog and some water.

Goldendog.jpg

Walk home through a field

Full of dandelions.

Dandelion.jpg

Admire the doggie nose

Covered in dandelion fluff.

Nose2.jpg

For more sweet stories, please visit: Our World.


Let the joy flood in

Perhaps it’s just an ordinary leaf —

Dried up and ready to be thrown away.

But then again, perhaps not.

It’s a golden feather

And a dazzling heart.

After all, the holes are there to let the joy

And the light flood in.

For more different points of view, please visit: Our World.

And joining up with Skywatch too.


Hollywood calling

Ruby turned 8 last week. As many of you long-time followers know, she is very good at posing for photos.

Perhaps Hollywood is calling her name…

Here she is as the Snow Queen:

Ice queen.jpg

She makes a good character

in Dame of Thrones, don’t you think?

Dame.jpg

And, of course, her ears flapping in a storm

Make her a great favourite to play Yoda.

Yodaears.jpg

“So, Ruby – what do you think of your mum always taking photos of you?”

No, surely that’s not you sticking your tongue out at me!

Rubytongue.jpg

For more un-retrievable jokes, please visit: Our World.


Beautiful brevity

The sakura, or Japanese cherry blossoms,

Remind us that life is short and beautiful.

Perfection.jpg

Buds and blossoms thrive

On the same branch – and so can we if we really try.

Budandbloom.jpg

The pink froth of the petals

Reminds us that time and blossoms are fleeting, fragile and fabulous.

Abstract.jpg

For more insights into life, please visit: Our World.


Lemon sorbet

The wild daffodils are like icy lemon bells

In the shadowed places of the woods.

Yes – it’s been a cold April!

Lemon bells.jpg

They glitter in the sunlight

Showing off their cold diamonds.

Melting.jpg

Later on in my walk,

I come across so many gold and lemon

Sparkles as the sun bounces of the ice on a fence.

(No editing needed here – these are all nature’s own sparkles.)

Sparkles.jpg

And finally, Simmie ‘hides’ on the path,

Hoping to pounce out at Ruby as she passes by.

(He’s a silly boy!)

Simmie.jpg

For more be-dazzling stories, please visit: Our World. 


With a cherry on top

Last week, I passed the park with the Japanese sakura trees very early in the morning.

It was minus degrees, frosty and very cold —

But that didn’t stop this photo shoot (the model had bare feet)!

Cold feet.jpg

Later on that week, I returned on a sunnier day

Just in time for a wedding photo shoot under the blossoms.

Pinkcanopy.jpg

You can’t help but smile

Underneath that candy floss canopy of flowers!

(I’m only posting once this week as I’m away filming at the end of the week.)

Smile.jpg

For more beauty, please visit: Our World.


A Viking spring

Spring in Sweden is often a time

Of surprise snow, minus temperatures and hard frosts.

Goldenpost.jpg

It might not be the kind of spring we want —

But it is beautiful anyway.

redhouse.jpg

For more surprises, please visit: Our World.


Golden moments

I’m feeling a bit exhausted and overwhelmed (apart from worrying about my daughter during the terror attack, I also got a phone call that Sir Pe had broken his leg in a parachuting accident this weekend) —

Golden1.jpg

So, I’m taking the week to relax and renew,

And to follow the words of Longfellow:

Do not delay,
Do not delay: the golden moments fly!

I will not be visiting blogs this week – but I thank you in advance for your comments.

Golden2.jpg

For more golden moments, please visit: Our World and Skywatch.


Iced

Spring on ice is a lovely performance

With frozen splashes of purple,

IrisIced.jpg

Iced over buds of yellow

Frozenbuds.jpg

And the green candles of evergreens

Decorated with nature’s lights of ice.

(As you can see, we’ve have had some cold weather this week.)

Evergreen.jpg

For more n-ice posts, please visit: Our World.


Spring salsa

Here in Sweden, we have a fifth season that I like to call Springter.

It’s that mixture of spring and winter —

Eyelashes on crocus.jpg

With spring promising warmth one day,

Only to go back two steps to winter;

Ruby.jpg

Then forward a step to spring.

You could say it’s spring and winter

Performing a salsa!

Ice and water.jpg

For more hopeful posts, please visit: Our World.