Skywatch

Surreal gold

Early morning —

And mist floats like a golden scarf

Over the lake,

Golden mist copy

Turning my world

Into a surreal painting made of light and sun.

Surreal copy

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Orange beauty

There’s nothing better

Than strolling along the beach

Orange sun 1

And drinking in the heady beauty

Of a fierce orange sunset,

Sun setting 2

While the pink balloon of the disappearing sun

Turns waves into silk.

Disappearing

All photos taken while on holiday in Baleal, Portugal, this summer.

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Summer love

One evening in the early summer

There was a special light in the air.

Midges danced around Ruby like small diamonds;

Ruby

Brother and sister enjoyed

Some quiet moments of beauty while Simson charged in for a dip;

Sibling love copy

And a special glow painted the landscape

With summer light.

Summer glow

For more summer love, please visit: Skywatch.


Chasing planes

My daughter and I were enjoying a beautiful sunset together a few days ago —

And she was practising using my ‘big’ camera

When we suddenly saw a floating line of geese.

Birds

They seemed to be chasing an airplane.

Chasing

The geese flew away over the trees

And the plane flew right on up to infinity.

Photos by my talented daughter; editing by me = Teamwork!

to infinity

For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Sunset boulevard

Better than TV:

A stunning sunset show

Performed by Nature.

Sunset boulevard

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Golden oldies

I’m off to England to visit the family this weekend.

So, I leave you with two of my favourite shots:

A sky full of rainbow clouds

Rainbow clouds

And a golden wonder —

My daughter and her best buddy, Oscar (now deceased).

Back next week!

Best buddies copy

For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Skies of love

When the golden sun

Dazzles on the water

Jetty

And it’s still bright

At gone 9.30 in the evening —

Heart

Then the heart fills with

Wonder and love.

Heart hands

For more lovely shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Enter the dragon

Dragon fire

Sweeps over the lake —

Dragon's breath

Fierce, beautiful

And dramatic.

Fierce

The dragon sweeps onwards

Leaving behind memories

Of purple rain.

Rain

For more stormy scenes, please visit: Skywatch.


Facing the storm

What is it that approaches

From stage left?

Drama

Can it be those heavy brocades

Weaved from storm clouds?

Wow

Or the rain coming down

In bars of coloured clouds?

Stormy

Simson did his best to pose in the storm —

But I think he was secretly relieved when I took him and my camera home.

Pose copy

For more stormy scenes, please visit: Skywatch.


Poetry

Watching a flock of birds

Birds 1

Dance across the fiery canopy of the sky

On flame-tipped wings;

On fiery wings copy

And flying beyond the silver sliver of the moon

Is pure poetry.

Fly me to the moon

For more magical moments, please visit: Skywatch.


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