weather

Tequila sunrise with a twist of fog

The sunrise starts off

In lilac tones,

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But soon it turns

Into a blushing dawn

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With bursts of orange

And fog.

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New surroundings

Let’s take a walk around my new neighbourhood.

Here is the front of the house (you can only see one half in this picture) —

It’s a bit like the Tardis: the house is bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside …

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There are a lot of trees in the garden.

Don’t you think bark looks delightful in the snow?

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The pine trees

Look magnificent too.

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After the snow,

A nearby path shines

In silver symmetry.

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On the way home, a splash of pink

Brightens up the morning sky.

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For more amazing areas, please visit: Our World.


It’s brrr-eautiful!

No matter how  you look at it —

With

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Or without a dog:

Winter is beautiful.

(I’m filming away from home this week, so may not be able to reply to your comments.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

And also check out: Skywatch.


The colour of cold

It suddenly got cold – very cold.

This is what minus 20 C looks like in the front garden.

I love the way the pine trees glisten in the sun.

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Later, when it had warmed up a few degrees,

I went for a walk in the nearby woods.

The setting sun turned this bush

Into a golden glass sculpture,

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And the pastel sky

Was a pretty backdrop for a world

Turned beautiful by snow.

Still drowning in boxes – and a full week of work lies ahead too!

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.


Silent sentinels at sunset

Just popping in to say hello and to share this glorious view

Of frozen birch trees in a glowing winter sunset.

(It was about minus 16 C.)

Life is still very busy with house unpacking stuff so I apologize in advance for not getting round to your blogs.

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For more glowing skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Full moon frost

It’s moving chaos here – but I just wanted to share some photos I took with my mobile phone when I was out on a gorgeous early morning walk just after Christmas. And yes – I was kicking myself for not taking my big camera with me…

As Ruby is at the breeders with her new puppies, we agreed to dogsit a friend’s dog (Ruby’s puppy from last year!) over Christmas and New Year.

We walked through a magical landscape

Of hoar frost and pink skies. It was – 14 C.

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The full moon was just setting in the early morning

As the dogs played and zoomed in the snowy fields.

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Our dog, Simson, loves the snow – who doesn’t?

I think he looks adorable in his snow beard.

I won’t be able to respond to your comments, but I do wish you all a new year filled with good things – and hope we can all pull together to make the world a kinder place.

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For more frolicking dogs and other sights, please visit: Our World.

 


Stormy

When a storm draws in

With curtains of cloud,

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It’s time to enjoy

The drama of the sky.

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For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.


The elegance of winter

A couple of weeks ago, we had a lovely snowfall

And I got to enjoy berries wearing a Santa hat.

Berries

The dried seed pods

Glowed like lace in the sunlight

Golden thistles

And delicate diamonds

Glittered on slender stems.

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Even the snowballs on the frozen lake

Looked like pearls.

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But my favourite sight – as always –

Are snowflakes of joy.

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For more elegance, please visit: Our World.


Wonderland

It’s been a fairly mild winter again.

But back in December, we enjoyed a week or so of wonderland!

I found some lamps ready to light the way

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And a little brown cabin

Enjoying the view of the frozen lake.

Little boat house

This magnificent tree

Looked lovely in its winter dress of hoar frost —

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As did Ruby!

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But my favourite sight has to be

This hidden red cottage

Nestled in a bed of frosted branches.

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For more frosted views, please visit: Our World.

 

 


Blushing dawn

The blushing apricot tones

Of dawn light up the sky,

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And bring a sparkle

To the trees wearing

Their winter dress of hoar frost.

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Then the dawn mellows

Into a melody of lilac and pink

Over the old church across the frozen lake.

Who says cold isn’t beautiful?

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For more sky songs, please visit: Skywatch.

 


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