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The little sauna house

At the beginning of the summer,

Building started down by the lake.

It was a lovely place to sit and contemplate the sunset.

(That’s Ruby posing.)

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A few days ago, I went back to the lake

And could see that the construction was now finished.

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Turns out that the local caravan park

Has built a sauna for its guests

On the shore of the lake.

(Still plenty of room for Simmie to swim!)

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Work is busy so I’ll only be posting once this week.


Strawberry sizzle

Sometimes, the best part of a sunset

Is when the sun sinks below the horizon.

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Then all sorts of magic can happen:

A strawberry sizzle in the sky

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Or the rich perfection

Of sky kissing waves at the beach.

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(I’m on my last week of holiday and want to spend as much time away from the computer as possible, so may not be around too much.)

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Gone surfing

Gearing up for the last three days of work,

And then surfing in Spain.

(I won’t be around to comment on your blogs – but wish you all a lovely couple of weeks!)

This photo was taken in Ericeira, Portugal, last summer.

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The Our World meme will be up and running as usual.

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Golden nights

The long light evenings in Scandinavia

Are called white nights because it never really gets dark.

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But for me, they will always be

Dazzling, honey’d golden nights,

Where the setting sun

Matches the red fur of my dogs.

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A surprise visitor

This weekend, I went down to the lake

To enjoy yet another golden sunset with the dogs.

This time – we were joined by a surprise visitor: a beaver.

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The beavers have been very active further around the lake,

But now they have felled trees near the beach too.

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Which might explain why the beaver was so eager to visit.

The beaver swam up towards Ruby – before realizing she was a dog….

 

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With a huge splash of its tail, it disappeared under the water.

Simmie decided he had to guard Ruby – and the floating pontoon!

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The sun was still blazing in the sky at about 9.30 pm

As we watched the beaver swim away in a lake of molten gold.

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New kid on the block

The setting sun threw out a white arc

Of cloud as we walked down to the lake

To welcome the new jetty.

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It is a good place to sit

And watch the coloured ribbons in the sky.

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Tangerine dream

Down by the lake,

The sun goes down in a burst of orange.

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Simmie gets a burst of energy from the view —

And a swim in the cold water. He’s a happy boy!

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Ruby prefers to sit and gaze

At the tangerine dream of another beautiful sunset.

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Colour me violet

Sometimes a sunset doesn’t put on

A fiery show as the sun goes down;

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All you have to do is take your best girl, some dogs

And wait for the lilac and violet tints to paint the sky.

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Dog with a view

Going down to the lake with the dogs

Is my evening pleasure:

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Nature provides the best entertainment

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As clouds and setting sun

Turn the waters of the lake pink.

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Floating trees

This winter saw some golden mornings —

With treetops tinged by hoar frost and the first rays of the sun,

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So that the very trees looked

As if they were floating in mist and diamonds.

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