Skywatch

Icy sun

When you get up close,

Humble objects can transform.

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Is it a sunflower perhaps with icy petals?

Or a frozen sun

Glowing next to the physical one?

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Even when the object is itself —

A screw with ice crystals —

It still retains its humble beauty.

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(I’ve still got some crazy deadlines to meet, so will only be posting once this week.)

For more n-ice pictures, please visit: Our World.

And Skywatch.


Light burst

On the way into the office;

A glorious burst of light illuminates the sky.

(Thank goodness for mobile phone cameras!

And apologies in advance if I don’t get round to visiting you – life is still very hectic.)

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For more light, please go to: Skywatch.


Molten gold

One chilly morning, the fog lay like

A silken scarf across the cemetery.

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The church rose out of the golden mist

Like a ship riding on misty waves.

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A caretaker’s van looked

Picturesque against the burnished sky;

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And oh, the trees!

They floated in that sky of molten gold!

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I’ll only be posting once this week as it gets crazy busy in the run-up to Christmas.

For more golden moments, please visit: Our World.

And don’t forget Skywatch.


Upside down clouds

A lone tree

Guards the lake —

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And its perfect reflection

Of upside down clouds.

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For more cloudy views, please visit: Skywatch.


Sun-kissed

Sun-kissed skies aren’t just about

Warm beaches and a hot blazing sun.

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They are also about

The way the November sun paints

The tree tops with gold and pink.

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For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Drama in the skies

We had a lovely snowfall, which has now all melted away unfortunately,

But I made it down to the lake to enjoy the view before the snow disappeared.

This is our sunset at 14.45!

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Clouds created

Lilac veils of drama

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And the trees seemed to tickle

The purple bellies of the clouds.

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For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.


Pumpkin spice

The geese call out; they are leaving.

They look like musical notes stretched across the early evening sky.

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Lilac tones

Turn into a dazzling orange sonata.

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For more musical skies, please go to: Skywatch.


Cloudscapes

Sometimes the rising sun (arriving later and later every day)

Sets the trees aflame;

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As for the clouds,

They give double joy:

Once in the sky and once in water reflected.

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For more cloudscapes, please visit: Skywatch.


When life is a beach

There is nothing as sizzling

As a beautiful Mediterranean sunset.

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Take a huge sun —

Splash on some colour and a dog —

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And enjoy the tequila sunset.

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For more dazzling moments, please go to: Skywatch. 


September swan song

Whether in the early morning,

With fog and stripes of light;

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Or dressed in purple gauze

At first light;

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And even winging away at sunset

On the tips of feathers —

September’s swan song is beautiful.

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For more amazing skies, please go to: Skywatch.