The invitation

Wide skies of

Red and purple

Wide skies

Invite us to drink

In the wonder and beauty of nature —

Sunset lake

And, of course, if you’re a dog,

To take a dip in

Rose-tinted water.

On jetty

For more wondrous sights, please visit: 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.


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

For more orange surprises, please visit: Skywatch.

Summer love

One evening in the early summer

There was a special light in the air.

Midges danced around Ruby like small diamonds;


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.


They seemed to be chasing an airplane.


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

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Skies of love

When the golden sun

Dazzles on the water


And it’s still bright

At gone 9.30 in the evening —


Then the heart fills with

Wonder and love.

Heart hands

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Enter the dragon

Dragon fire

Sweeps over the lake —

Dragon's breath

Fierce, beautiful

And dramatic.


The dragon sweeps onwards

Leaving behind memories

Of purple rain.


For more stormy scenes, please visit: Skywatch.

Facing the storm

What is it that approaches

From stage left?


Can it be those heavy brocades

Weaved from storm clouds?


Or the rain coming down

In bars of coloured clouds?


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.


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