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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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Tiny worlds of crystal

Sometimes, on a rare day of winter perfection,

Ice crystals coat the world —

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Turning reeds and wire fences

Into small works of abstract art.

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In fact, you can hardly tell the difference

Between nature’s beauty

And the artifice of a wire fence.

Both glitter with possibility.

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Into the beyond

One of my favourite early morning sights

Was the old jetty

Stretching into the beyond.

(I’m away all weekend so won’t be able to visit your blogs.)

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Snowy serenity

I love the way snow

Softens the contours of nature:

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Making cottages

Into works of art

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And turning leaves

Into elegant pictures.

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Purple ribbons

The sun rises —

Presenting the new day as a gift

Tied up with purple ribbons.

(Dog not included… ;-))

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Say it with flowers

Small villages around England compete

In the ‘Best Flowers’ competition every summer.

And Bramber is no exception.

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The facades of pubs and inns

Are decked out in glorious technicoloured blooms.

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Watering the flowers is quite a challenge —

You start from the top and let the water run down.

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Even the windows of the building housing

The public toilets are decked out in petalled finery.

(And yes – Bramber has won the competition several times.)

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Subtle rose

Sometimes dawn comes creeping with its beauty

Through intricate branches like patterns of lace —

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Catching you unawares in open spaces

With its rosy fingers.

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The green lanterns

There is something very appealing

About splashes of colour in the snow:

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Green lanterns with the added dash of golden fur

Make the scene even more attractive.

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As I continued on my snowy walk,

I turned back to see a lone lantern

Saying farewell in solitary beauty.

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Ruby on a rock

The dawn glowed apricot

And the moon hung gloriously golden in the sky.

Ruby loves jumping up onto rocks —

The higher the better.

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Photo taken with my iPhone.

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Romance at the beach

When the dawn paints the sky

In tones of strawberry and lilac,

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There is nothing more relaxing

Than enjoying some quiet time

Down at the beach.

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The shower may be cold

But the view is delightful.

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