Nature is a masterpiece

I slowly make my way down to the lake,

Hoping to see autumn miracles.


The early morning is moody and mysterious,

Yet I glimpse masterpieces of autumn

In the gloomy light.


As it gets brighter, the peaceful grey sky

Makes the colours of leaves and fur pop.


The dogs chase one another,

Oblivious of the copper and gold around them.

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When I get back to the boat that you see in the second photo,

The sun shines — leaving me with the beautiful taste

Of lemon glaze on water.

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For more amazing colours, please go to: Our World.


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:


The green is

Sometimes luminous and startling,


Sometimes like dewy

Emerald fireworks,


And sometimes abstract paintings

In the rain.

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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.


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.


It’s much easier to do

When you visit a magnificent cathedral

Like Notre Dame in Paris.


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.


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.



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.


For more joyful beams, please visit: Skywatch.