Sunset

Windows of light

The beach at Baleal, Portugal, is covered in dunes

That are environmentally protected.

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One evening, I went out at sunset

To see the dunes rising against the sky

Like the humps of camels

Windows of light

While the sun burst forth

In wonderful windows of light.

Burst

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Summer siesta

School’s out and the long, long summer holidays have started.

Hurray

The kids and I are kicking off the first week of summer

By going to a surf camp in Peniche, Portugal,

And learning something new: surfing.

Buddies

I’ve got Our World ready to go up next week

(Hope there are no problems!)

I won’t be around for about ten days or so

So won’t be commenting on your blogs.

Catch you later!

Sunburst

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Poetry

Watching a flock of birds

Birds 1

Dance across the fiery canopy of the sky

On flame-tipped wings;

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And flying beyond the silver sliver of the moon

Is pure poetry.

Fly me to the moon

For more magical moments, please visit: Skywatch.


Hot red chili pepper skies

Chili peppers are measured in Scoville units,

With the spiciest pepper in the world scoring over two million Scovilles.

I think these red hot clouds would also score highly, don’t you?

Hot red chilli

And what better way to enjoy a vibrant sunset

Than with a good furry friend!

Sunset with a friend

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Breathtaking

Sometimes a sunset

Is so breathtaking

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That all you can do

Is stand there humbled

Exhiliration

And drink in all the wonder.

Peace

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A winter’s tale

Back in February, we took a trip to visit a new friend

Living on the shore of a large inland lake.

High and dry

Some boats were marooned in the harbour

And people strolled out onto the frozen lake

To enjoy the view.

Sky

I felt all buoyed up

By the dazzling snow and sunlight.

Buoys

Just as we were leaving,

The sun made a glorious spectacle of itself

Casting a golden glow over this winter’s tale.

Sunset

For more golden tales, please visit: Our World.


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

For more velvet memories, please visit: Skywatch.


Flambéed skies

Take a sky in Venice:

Add fire,

Flambé the clouds

Flambeed

And enjoy the strawberry glaze

Of a beautiful sunset.

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For more vivid skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Iconic Venice

Whether it’s a lovely morning

And you’re a humble seagull —

Seagull

Or whether the sun is setting

In purple shades of satin

And you’re a tourist —

We can all agree on one thing:

Venice is beautiful!

Sunset

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Into Impressionism

Late September sunsets

Are when cloud rainbows reflect in water

Rainbow

And autumn dances in

Wearing lilac veils.

Lilac burst

For more autumn beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


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