Sunset at just gone 14.30 today has its perks.
The grey cloud lifted to reveal rainbow reflections, ice on the lake
And, of course, a posing Ruby.
(All photos taken with my mobile phone.)
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Every November, we forget how gloomy it can be.
So we need to find small moments of joy where we can —
Be it a serene lake and a dog;
Or the orange burst of a boat
And its perfect mirror image.
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It’s the tail end
Of the Christmas holidays;
Mainly grey and mild —
But we finally got some cold weather.
Decorate the wall and window of the
Little sauna house on the lake.
When the sun finally showed its face,
The view was gloriously peachy.
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Winter has many forms of beauty —
Sometimes it’s clear ice and cloudy skies,
Or a burst of pink dawn;
At other times, it’s golden fog
Or a honey glow over cottage and snow.
All photos taken with my mobile phone, so please excuse the quality.
I’m away for work this week, so may not have time
To get around to your blogs.
Midsummer’s Eve is the second most important
Celebration in Sweden after Christmas.
It’s a time for dancing
Around the midsummer maypole
With flowers in your hair
No matter whether you are male, female or child.
The folk dancers
Wear their traditional costumes —
(They start them off young…)
As do the musicians:
It’s hard work though!
And everyone has fun
No matter colour, age or belief system.
And that’s what is important in the world:
Love and tolerance.
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I found a charming beach hut
Down by the lake.
(A real Viking beach, isn’t it?)
The view across the frozen water
To the other side looks pretty too.
Further along, we turn up towards
The woods – and Simmie finds an old barn.
The warm colour and old timber
Offers a peaceful sight.
Before turning homewards,
I take a moment to enjoy
Simmie’s frozen whiskers.
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One of my walks takes me past fields, lake and a camping site.
I discovered this shower, with the last summer drop
Frozen into place.
Forging into the woods,
I find a truck with shiny rims.
The sunlight picks out
The red of a hidden cottage
And draws my eyes to this
Picture perfect barn.
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Back in February, we took a trip to visit a new friend
Living on the shore of a large inland lake.
Some boats were marooned in the harbour
And people strolled out onto the frozen lake
To enjoy the view.
I felt all buoyed up
By the dazzling snow and sunlight.
Just as we were leaving,
The sun made a glorious spectacle of itself
Casting a golden glow over this winter’s tale.
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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!
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The Fish Church – or Feskekôrka –
Is one of the quirky sights you can visit in Gothenburg.
It’s actually a fish market (built in 1874)
That resembles a Gothic Church.
The reclining benches in front of the market
Are an excellent place
On which to rest
And drink in a summer sunset.
For more quirky sights, please visit: Our World.