Sunset

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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Glitter

Everything’s better with a bit of nature’s glitter —

Whether it’s ducks at sunset;

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The sizzle of the

Golden hour;

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Or the silken ripples

On the lake as the sun goes down.

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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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Spring honey

It was a blustery, spring evening —

But the light was delicious.

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Ruby jumped up on her favourite high rock

As the honey’d rays of the sun glowed.

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She was happy to look over her kingdom

Bathed in golden light.

(Simmie was busy running around in circles of joy.)

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Winter ribbons

Winter doesn’t always dazzle;

Sometimes it is simply enough

To offer ribbons of light and soft colour.

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The sun has set

The sun has set for the last time –

Leaving behind the beauty of a life well lived,

And a man much loved.

(I’m taking a break from this blog for a couple of weeks due to my father’s passing.

I’ll read your comments, but not reply.)

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

 

 

 


Deep purple

One morning in late November,

Just as the ice was forming on the lake,

The houses on the far shore were lit up like a necklace of lights.

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One in particular was ablaze —

What a glorious view it must be from those windows!

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The sun rose slowly

Turning the world into a tapestry of lilacs and pinks,

Stitched together with clouds.

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The ghost of Christmas past

All our snow melted and we ended up having a green Christmas.

This is nothing new – I found these shots of my dear, departed Oscar

About to enjoy a Christmas Eve swim under a canopy

Of perfect reflections from a few years ago.

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A timely reminder that there is beauty

And  joy and light in the world.

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Light burst

If the sky could be a musical instrument —

It would be a trumpet burst of light.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season

Full of light and joy and love.

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