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Still winter

We’re having a lovely winter this spring,

But the dogs don’t mind.


With the return of the light,

The colour is coming back —


Sometimes gradually,

And sometimes in a bright flash of pink.


Only posting once this week due to work.

For more feel-good moments, please visit: Our World and at the end of the week, Skywatch.

Light burst

It’s cold.

The snow hangs heavy on the trees.

But oh, that lovely March light


Bursts into song to let us know

That if we hang on just a little bit longer

Then spring will be here.


For more foggy light, please go to: Our World.

Winter joy

When winter gives you freezing cold temperatures

And lots of snow,


The best thing is to embrace it

And smile —


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.


The plants and trees

Are covered in glittering ice crystals.


And it’s quite cold too —

So cold that even the icicles have icicles on them!


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.)


Ruby waits patiently

For me to warm up my frozen fingers

Before we carry on with our beautiful walk.


For more icy or sunny scenes, please visit: Our World.


Year of the Dog

In honour of the Chinese New Year – it’s Year of the Dog –

I’m featuring some of my favourite furry friends.

Those of you who have followed me for a while will recognize my very best fuzzy friend, Oscar.

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My dear departed Oscar

When he died,

Two more furry friends, Ruby and Simmie, came into my life.

(It’s not often I get them both in the same picture.)


Ruby and Simmie at dawn

I love the way dogs embrace life –

And make the most of what they have:


Ruby in the snow

Whether it’s a snowstorm

Or a large stick.

We can learn a lot from dogs.


Simmie enjoying a stick

For more furry friends or otherwise, please visit: Our World.

Winter postcards

Winter sent me some postcards:

A bridge nestled in cottonwool snow;


A golden tree line

Of sparkling trees;


A tiny, wooden, red cottage

Surrounded by iced delight;


And happy blue skies

To go along with frosty nose and fingers.


For more winter or summer delights, please visit: Our World.

Mist-ical scenes

Come down to the lake with me —

And enjoy the misty views.


Let’s walk around the shore

And then explore the little sauna house on the ice.


Come rest a while,


And let’s enjoy

The cold and beautiful fog


As the sun tinges eternity

In colours of blue and lilac.

(Only posting once this week due to a high work load.)


For more mist-erious views, please visit: Our World and, on Friday, Skywatch.

Magical freezing fog

Last weekend, we had some magical freezing fog.

The dogs were covered in hoar frost,


And the little sauna house

Nestled cozily on the icy lake.


Ruby posed in the mist —

She’ll do anything for a treat! 😉


All shots taken with frosted fingers and my mobile phone.

For more magical beauty, please go to: Our World.

Ghost trees

Going down to the lake,

The trees rise up like ghosts.


It’s the hoar frost

That turns them into white beauties.


The little sauna house on the lake

Is snuggled in veils of white.


Ruby finds a boat

And balances on top (she’ll do anything for a treat)!


On the way home,

Ruby and Simmie provide pops of colour

Against the green and white trees.

When winter comes in all its beauty – you have to embrace it!


For more cool shots, please go to: Our World.

Icy sun

When you get up close,

Humble objects can transform.


Is it a sunflower perhaps with icy petals?

Or a frozen sun

Glowing next to the physical one?

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Even when the object is itself —

A screw with ice crystals —

It still retains its humble beauty.


(I’ve still got some crazy deadlines to meet, so will only be posting once this week.)

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

And Skywatch.