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Lilac memories

Back in October,

The sky turned lilac

Purple ribbon

And the water filled

With slender ribbons and hearts made of clouds.

Ribboned sky

And underneath all that splendour,

The ducks swam  on purple velvet.

Ducks on velvet

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Sunburst

The great big

Hallelujah of the sun

Sunburst 1

Bursting out into song

Over rooftops and trees

Gives me energy.

Sunburst 2

Even the melody of the setting sun

In the city a couple of weeks ago

Sang a beautiful tune.

Urban sunset_2

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Small beams of joy

It’s been gloomy and grey here

And I’m sad to see winter trying to say farewell.

Rays copy

But sometimes, all you have to do

Is look up (and hope you have your camera with you)

And appreciate the rays of light where you find them.

Rays2

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Heart’s delight

When the broken yolk of the sun

Splashed over the ice,

I knew a wonderful sky was coming.

(I snapped Ruby with my mobile phone.)

Ruby

I rushed home to get my ‘big’ camera

Pink

And was just in time

To see the sky

Romancing the snow.

Red canopy

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Blushing dawn

The blushing apricot tones

Of dawn light up the sky,

Hoar frost dawn

And bring a sparkle

To the trees wearing

Their winter dress of hoar frost.

Hoar frost

Then the dawn mellows

Into a melody of lilac and pink

Over the old church across the frozen lake.

Who says cold isn’t beautiful?

Dawn church copy

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When winter gives you ice

Sometimes I like to imagine that

The frozen over lake is a beach —

Frozen waves

A different kind of beach

With frozen waves

Sunset waves

And a golden glow that isn’t from sand

But from the setting winter sun.

(Sometimes it’s great to have a vivid imagination!)

Iced

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Narnia skies

Winter is a time when you can wake up

And find yourself in Narnia.

Sometimes not having a sky is the best kind of sky!

Hoar frost house copy

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Golden horizon

November was mild and grey —

But one day, the sun broke through the cover

To create a lovely golden horizon of trees.

Golden horizon

Clouds floated by

In rainbow colours,

Reflections

And, of course, Ruby had to pose

At the end of the jetty under the silver sky.

Ruby copy

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Blue sky with side orders

Thank you for your best wishes about my dad’s health. Recovery will be slow, but at least it’s going in the right direction.

It was mild when I was in England, so now I present:

Blue sky with a side order of…

Palm tree (outside my parents’ house);

Palm tree

Love birds on antennas

Birds

And street lamp with reflection.

Let’s spare a kind word and smile — or extend an invitation — to those feeling alone or depressed during this holiday season.

Street lamp

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Bring me that horizon

Misty curtains part,

Dawn appears through the cracks

With fingers of light.

Misty boat

Time to stop and gaze in wonder;

And let the busy pause.

Ruby

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