September swim

September has been magically warm.

One evening, my daughter and I went down to the lake

For a sunset swim.


The dogs dived in for joy

While the sun cast its orange glow

On water and stone.


For more doggone good times, please visit: Skywatch.

Into the lilac forever

It wouldn’t be summer

Without an excursion down to the lake


And a hot air balloon

Floating away over lilac

And purple.


For more gorgeous sights, please visit: Skywatch.

Magical horses

Up on the Downs in Sussex, England,

On a magical sunset evening —


Layers of golden hills

Glow like jewels


While horses graze

And rainbows sparkle.


For more golden dust magic, please visit: Skywatch.

Romancing the earth

Sizzling orange, a glowing setting sun —

That’s when the sky romances the earth

With its beauty.

(Picture taken in Ericeira, Portugal.)


For gorgeous sky shots, please visit: Skywatch.

Catch me a sunset

Enjoy the view.

Throw out the line

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And catch a beautiful

Summer sunset.

(Lots of events planned over the next coming days, so I won’t be able

To visit your blogs. But thanks for your visit!)


For more great views, go fishing at: Skywatch.

Sunset surf

After the heat of Lisbon,

It was wonderful to escape

To the seaside village of Ericeira in Portugal.

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We stayed in a beach house

With gorgeous views of the sunset


And surfers gliding over the golden sea.

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For more golden skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Gone surfing

On Thursday, I’m flying off to Portugal again with the kids —

Time to enjoy Lisbon and then


Off to the beach for

Surfing and sunsets.

These photos are from the Atlantic Coast, Portugal, taken last year.

(See you all again in about ten days.)

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Golden bowl sky

The summer solstice is

A time of beauty.

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The longest day slowly

Comes to an end


With a molten bowl

Of golden light.


For more summer beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

Summer swan

Life is busy with deadlines, work

And enjoying the beauty of summer,

So I won’t be able to visit your blogs this week.

Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly….
~Pablo Neruda

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For more summer beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


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.