photography

Dancing on the edge

I have lots more photos from Portugal to share with you —

But I thought I’d take a break this week

And show you the beauty of raindrops

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Dancing on the edge of

Beautiful green leaves (some would say weeds).

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These shots remind me of a lovely Tagore quote:

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

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For more dancing, go to: Our World.


Enjoying my greens

Early summer is

A symphony of green and wildlife:

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The green is

Sometimes luminous and startling,

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Sometimes like dewy

Emerald fireworks,

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And sometimes abstract paintings

In the rain.

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For more greens, please visit: Our World.


Mist, reflecting

When I woke up this morning, it was very misty

With the sun struggling through foggy veils.

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That reminded me of all the moments of joy

When we lived down by the lake

And I could step outside in my dressing gown

To enjoy the sky kissing the water.

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For more mist-ical shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Jetty, my jetty!

By the time you read this, we will have received the keys to our new (and bigger) house and I’ll be busy moving.

We’re not moving far – only 2.5 km away – but the lake won’t be right on my doorstep. No more rushing out in sun and rain to record my favourite jetty.

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We will still be living near the same lake (but further south) – it’s about a kilometre walk away from the new house. So, I hope to find new views to photograph and share with you.

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This jetty has been such an inspirational part of the last sixteen years and I’ll be sad to move – but happy that we have found something more suited to the needs of our family now.

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The next week or so will be very busy, so please forgive me if I don’t get round to visiting you. In the meantime, please do keep in touch with me via Facebook. You’ll find me here: Lady Fi on Facebook.

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For more stories, please visit Our World.

And for great skies, go to: Skywatch.


Dawn’s hallelujah

Christmas Eve heralded its arrival

With a burst of colours

And joy at dawn.

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Life is busy, so I won’t be able to reply to your comments or visit your blogs.

For more glorious dawns, please visit: Skywatch.


Greeting the light

One of the things I love most about photography

Is trying to capture the light.

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It’s much easier to do

When you visit a magnificent cathedral

Like Notre Dame in Paris.

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You don’t have to be religious

To have your breath taken away by the interior

And the simple yet beautiful ceiling.

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I love the way the stained glass windows

Create rainbows of light on an old wall in the cathedral.

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The play of shadow makes the sculptures

Look like real people.

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Back outside again, I’m surprised by a shadow

Of what appears to be an alien.

I have to look twice to see

That it’s the shadow of an eagle!

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For more light-filled shots, please visit: Our World.


Postcards from February

The skies in February

Ranged from peaceful snowy scenes

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And my favourite kind of sparkle —

Hoar frost in the early setting sun

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To the jackpot of frosted branches

And gently falling snow.

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For more peaceful scenes, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Sunburst

The great big

Hallelujah of the sun

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Bursting out into song

Over rooftops and trees

Gives me energy.

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Even the melody of the setting sun

In the city a couple of weeks ago

Sang a beautiful tune.

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For more music, please visit: Skywatch.


Small beams of joy

It’s been gloomy and grey here

And I’m sad to see winter trying to say farewell.

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But sometimes, all you have to do

Is look up (and hope you have your camera with you)

And appreciate the rays of light where you find them.

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For more joyful beams, please visit: Skywatch.


Heart’s delight

When the broken yolk of the sun

Splashed over the ice,

I knew a wonderful sky was coming.

(I snapped Ruby with my mobile phone.)

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I rushed home to get my ‘big’ camera

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And was just in time

To see the sky

Romancing the snow.

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For more heart-felt skies, please visit: Skywatch.