Skywatch

Pink heaven

As the temperatures drop,

The colours in the sky intensify.

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When the ice reflects back

The perfection of a pink and lilac dawn,

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You know you’re lucky enough

To be enjoying a slice of heaven.

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The drama of the grey

Novembers past speak of old jetties reaching out

To embrace the drama and gentleness of grey.

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Big snow, cold feet

After our huge snowfall last week, I thought it would be fun

To fight my way through snowdrifts to capture

The snow-laden clouds.

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The snow was up to my thighs.

My feet got cold as it seeped into my boots.

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The bench seemed a good place to

Contemplate the horizon

And enjoy the view.

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Cloud swirls

The world changes so rapidly.

Only last week, it was beautiful autumn

And time for swimming in clouds.

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The ripples of our actions

Have far-reaching effects,

So it’s wise to act with kindness.

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Even a misty and cloudy sunrise

Brings hope and beauty.

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Pumpkin skies

Two autumn sunrises:

One blazing across the sky as dogs frolic in the early morning;

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The other breathing serenity

In gorgeous light.

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Implausibly pink perfection

Dawn blushes

And tinges everything pink:

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As the sun rises

We enjoy a moment of rose-tinted serenity.

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The view from my new part of the lake

Is simply stunning on an early morning, don’t you think?

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September swim

September has been magically warm.

One evening, my daughter and I went down to the lake

For a sunset swim.

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The dogs dived in for joy

While the sun cast its orange glow

On water and stone.

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Misty beauty

Sunrise and it’s the autumn equinox:

The lake is still and beautiful

With rising mist in shades of pink.

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The moon admires itself in the water –

Reflecting brightly like a silver penny.

(I’ve forgotten my big camera —

But as the saying goes, “The best camera is the one you have with you.”)

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Ducks ahoy

It’s not often you get to enjoy

The Manhattan skyline with ducks (and a big cruise ship).

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If you get up before the crack of dawn,

And drive to the New Jersey shoreline

(These shots are taken from Hoboken),

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You may be lucky enough

To enjoy the gold of the rising sun

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As ducks wheels in the sky

Over wooden pilings

Before honking farewell

As they fly away.

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Into the lilac forever

It wouldn’t be summer

Without an excursion down to the lake

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And a hot air balloon

Floating away over lilac

And purple.

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