When you get up close,
Humble objects can transform.
Is it a sunflower perhaps with icy petals?
Or a frozen sun
Glowing next to the physical one?
Even when the object is itself —
A screw with ice crystals —
It still retains its humble beauty.
(I’ve still got some crazy deadlines to meet, so will only be posting once this week.)
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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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One chilly morning, the fog lay like
A silken scarf across the cemetery.
The church rose out of the golden mist
Like a ship riding on misty waves.
A caretaker’s van looked
Picturesque against the burnished sky;
And oh, the trees!
They floated in that sky of molten gold!
I’ll only be posting once this week as it gets crazy busy in the run-up to Christmas.
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A lone tree
Guards the lake —
And its perfect reflection
Of upside down clouds.
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Sun-kissed skies aren’t just about
Warm beaches and a hot blazing sun.
They are also about
The way the November sun paints
The tree tops with gold and pink.
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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!
Lilac veils of drama
And the trees seemed to tickle
The purple bellies of the clouds.
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The geese call out; they are leaving.
They look like musical notes stretched across the early evening sky.
Turn into a dazzling orange sonata.
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Sometimes the rising sun (arriving later and later every day)
Sets the trees aflame;
As for the clouds,
They give double joy:
Once in the sky and once in water reflected.
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There is nothing as sizzling
As a beautiful Mediterranean sunset.
Take a huge sun —
Splash on some colour and a dog —
And enjoy the tequila sunset.
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Whether in the early morning,
With fog and stripes of light;
Or dressed in purple gauze
At first light;
And even winging away at sunset
On the tips of feathers —
September’s swan song is beautiful.
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