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The Twisted Pier

Oh, the things we do to get a photo!

While I was in New Jersey, I had some fabulous photo sessions with friends.

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One was a sunset session in a (secret) location on the New Jersey shore

With a marvellous view of the Manhattan skyline and the Freedom Tower.

I may or may not have trespassed on some waste ground

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In order to capture the twisted pier

And the buildings glowing in the perfect lilac twilight.

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For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Postcards from Dusseldorf

Just back from Dusseldorf in Germany

(We didn’t go to Brussels in the end).

After work, we walked along the Rhine,

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Enjoying dramatic skies

And the ornamental trees along the river bank.

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Spring was in full swing:

Isn’t this magnolia in full bloom just gorgeous!

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For more amazing skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Rainbows in the laundry room

A slightly different view of skies this week:

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When the sun hits the laundry room windows

Just right

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Rainbows explode in vibrant colours

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And almost make me want to do the laundry!

(I’m off to Brussels for work so won’t be online that much —

See you in a week!)

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For more rainbows, please visit: Skywatch.

And don’t forget to drop by Our World.


Rolling hill skies

I’m off to visit my parents in England.

They live in a small village

Nestled at the foot of the rolling hills of the Downs.

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For me, the golden fields

And wide open skies

Embody the beauty of the English countryside.

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And finding two horses nuzzling each other

Is just the cherry on top of the cake.

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(I’ll be back in a week, but the Our World link will be up and running as usual on Monday evening.)

For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Branching out

Blue skies after days of no sun

And the sight of an 850-year-old tree

Tickling the sky brings joy.

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I love the way the branches of winter-bare trees

Seem frozen in the middle of a dance.

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Nature uses trees and brilliant blue

To create art.

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For more blue skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Rainbow miracles

Sometimes, the miracle of a cold winter sky

Isn’t the return of the sun itself —

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But the way it shines

On frosted branches

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To transform the world

Into millions of glittering rainbow suns.

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For more miraculous sights, please visit: Skywatch.


Pink frosting

December was a month

Of pink and lilac skies —

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Giving us deliciously

Frosted views at dawn.

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For more frosting, please go to: Skywatch.


Tequila sunrise with a twist of fog

The sunrise starts off

In lilac tones,

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But soon it turns

Into a blushing dawn

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With bursts of orange

And fog.

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For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Golden wonder

The early winter light

Is all about long, warm shadows;

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It’s about painting frozen trees

With golden lace

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And transforming the sky

Into a wonder of pink and gold.

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For more wondrous skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Christmas swimming

It was a cold Christmas morning

And the reeds caught fire in the rising sun.

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As the sky spread its golden glow,

Simmie broke through the ice for a refreshing swim.

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For more crazy dogs and brilliant skies, please visit: Skywatch.


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