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Postcards from August

Cone you feel it?

Summer is coming to a beautiful end.

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Golden days

End in golden hays (and a dog purveying his kingdom).

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The bees make even

The humble onion flower bee-utiful.

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Our walk ends with

A dewy heart.

Summer is leaf-ing – and so are my bad puns!

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The Silver Stallions

Last week, I stayed in a charming village a couple of hours north of Stockholm.

I discovered a sculpture of silver stallions with half moons on their heads.

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As the sun set in a purple haze,

Those half moons seemed to scoop up the real moon.

It was a lovely sight!

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Outside looking in

The Old City of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia is very old.

Dating back to the 7th century, it has been built and re-built over hundreds of years.

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It has a wide variety of churches and other buildings —

Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

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The restored roof tiles look good

Against the old stone.

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The city walls were built in the 14th and 15th centuries

And encircle what is now the ‘modern’ city of Dubrovnik.

About 42,000 people live in those old houses and flats!

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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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Blue-tiful

First off – a HUGE sorry for not clicking the right buttons for Our World so that the linky wasn’t available last week. But don’t worry – the meme is up and running as normal now – will open at the normal time!

Had a lovely time in Montenegro – it was so beautiful! Work and deadlines tomorrow so I’m just posting a photo I snapped with my mobile phone from the bus window.

(I probably won’t have time to visit you though due to crazy work load!)

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Peaceful in pink

I’m going away to Montenegro and Croatia with the kids for a week —

To see new horizons and sights.

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In the meantime, I leave you with

A pretty, pink sunset down at the lake.

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(I won’t be around to comment on your blogs for about ten days.

But don’t worry, Our World will be up and running as normal!)

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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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Sizzling sunset

Vivid red sky

And a sizzling reflection;

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The setting sun balances

On clouds.

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Later on, a bird flies by.

Peace.

(All photos straight out of the camera.)

I’m going to London at the end of the week and then filming in Gothenburg as soon as I get back, so I won’t be posting for about ten days. 

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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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