Back in October,
The sky turned lilac
And the water filled
With slender ribbons and hearts made of clouds.
And underneath all that splendour,
The ducks swam on purple velvet.
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The great big
Hallelujah of the sun
Bursting out into song
Over rooftops and trees
Gives me energy.
Even the melody of the setting sun
In the city a couple of weeks ago
Sang a beautiful tune.
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It’s been gloomy and grey here
And I’m sad to see winter trying to say farewell.
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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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.)
I rushed home to get my ‘big’ camera
And was just in time
To see the sky
Romancing the snow.
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The blushing apricot tones
Of dawn light up the sky,
And bring a sparkle
To the trees wearing
Their winter dress of hoar frost.
Then the dawn mellows
Into a melody of lilac and pink
Over the old church across the frozen lake.
Who says cold isn’t beautiful?
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Sometimes I like to imagine that
The frozen over lake is a beach —
A different kind of beach
With frozen waves
And a golden glow that isn’t from sand
But from the setting winter sun.
(Sometimes it’s great to have a vivid imagination!)
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Winter is a time when you can wake up
And find yourself in Narnia.
Sometimes not having a sky is the best kind of sky!
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November was mild and grey —
But one day, the sun broke through the cover
To create a lovely golden horizon of trees.
Clouds floated by
In rainbow colours,
And, of course, Ruby had to pose
At the end of the jetty under the silver sky.
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Thank you for your best wishes about my dad’s health. Recovery will be slow, but at least it’s going in the right direction.
It was mild when I was in England, so now I present:
Blue sky with a side order of…
Palm tree (outside my parents’ house);
Love birds on antennas
And street lamp with reflection.
Let’s spare a kind word and smile — or extend an invitation — to those feeling alone or depressed during this holiday season.
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Misty curtains part,
Dawn appears through the cracks
With fingers of light.
Time to stop and gaze in wonder;
And let the busy pause.
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