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Golden nights

The long light evenings in Scandinavia

Are called white nights because it never really gets dark.

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But for me, they will always be

Dazzling, honey’d golden nights,

Where the setting sun

Matches the red fur of my dogs.

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A surprise visitor

This weekend, I went down to the lake

To enjoy yet another golden sunset with the dogs.

This time – we were joined by a surprise visitor: a beaver.

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The beavers have been very active further around the lake,

But now they have felled trees near the beach too.

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Which might explain why the beaver was so eager to visit.

The beaver swam up towards Ruby – before realizing she was a dog….

 

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With a huge splash of its tail, it disappeared under the water.

Simmie decided he had to guard Ruby – and the floating pontoon!

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The sun was still blazing in the sky at about 9.30 pm

As we watched the beaver swim away in a lake of molten gold.

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New kid on the block

The setting sun threw out a white arc

Of cloud as we walked down to the lake

To welcome the new jetty.

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It is a good place to sit

And watch the coloured ribbons in the sky.

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Tangerine dream

Down by the lake,

The sun goes down in a burst of orange.

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Simmie gets a burst of energy from the view —

And a swim in the cold water. He’s a happy boy!

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Ruby prefers to sit and gaze

At the tangerine dream of another beautiful sunset.

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Colour me violet

Sometimes a sunset doesn’t put on

A fiery show as the sun goes down;

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All you have to do is take your best girl, some dogs

And wait for the lilac and violet tints to paint the sky.

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Dog with a view

Going down to the lake with the dogs

Is my evening pleasure:

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Nature provides the best entertainment

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As clouds and setting sun

Turn the waters of the lake pink.

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Floating trees

This winter saw some golden mornings —

With treetops tinged by hoar frost and the first rays of the sun,

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So that the very trees looked

As if they were floating in mist and diamonds.

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Golden moments

I’m feeling a bit exhausted and overwhelmed (apart from worrying about my daughter during the terror attack, I also got a phone call that Sir Pe had broken his leg in a parachuting accident this weekend) —

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So, I’m taking the week to relax and renew,

And to follow the words of Longfellow:

Do not delay,
Do not delay: the golden moments fly!

I will not be visiting blogs this week – but I thank you in advance for your comments.

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The blue beyond

The spring equinox is when day and night are equally long:

A perfect balance that was reflected in the azure blue

Of open water and the white cold of the ice still left on the lake.

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Even the clouds seemed to find harmony

In their own reflections.

As for that bluer than a jay’s wing sky —

All I could do was to stand and gaze in wonder.

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Into the beyond

One of my favourite early morning sights

Was the old jetty

Stretching into the beyond.

(I’m away all weekend so won’t be able to visit your blogs.)

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