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Summer idyll

Let me tell you the story of summer —

Of long, hot evenings and herons skimming the sky.

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It’s a story of dogs and a lake

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And the sighting of beavers swimming in the pink-tinged water.

It’s the story of sharing a beautiful sunset

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With a stranger, who had driven all the way to my small part of the world,

From Russia with his family.

And now it’s a story I share with you.

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For more shareable moments, please go to: Our World.

 

 

Purple haze

After the rain —

A sky full of wonder.

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Puddles of lilac

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And a purple haze in the sky.

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For more violet views, please visit: Skywatch.

The Silver Stallions

Last week, I stayed in a charming village a couple of hours north of Stockholm.

I discovered a sculpture of silver stallions with half moons on their heads.

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As the sun set in a purple haze,

Those half moons seemed to scoop up the real moon.

It was a lovely sight!

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For more wonderful stories, please go to: Our World.

Orange love

One day, a golden light burst onto the scene.

Ruby kindly posed (along with a strange shadow creature).

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The sky drew lines and swirls

Against an orange background

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As the dashing duo posed in the hope of a treat.

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Please note: I’m only posting once this week due to work (am away filming) and taking care of Ruby. She had a uterus infection and had to have an emergency operation to remove her uterus and ovaries. The operation was a success, but she needs looking after.

For more dashing stories, please check out: Our World. (I’m the host!)

And later on in the week, visit: Skywatch.

 

Sunset love

A stunning purple sunset —

And puppy kisses:

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What could be better?

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For more love, please visit: Skywatch.

Outside looking in

The Old City of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia is very old.

Dating back to the 7th century, it has been built and re-built over hundreds of years.

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It has a wide variety of churches and other buildings —

Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

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The restored roof tiles look good

Against the old stone.

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The city walls were built in the 14th and 15th centuries

And encircle what is now the ‘modern’ city of Dubrovnik.

About 42,000 people live in those old houses and flats!

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For more old perspectives, please go to: Our World.

Making a splash

Late summer evening —

The sky is sizzling as the sun goes down.

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It’s hot.

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If you’re a dog, then you run,

Jump and enjoy!

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For more summer sizzle, please go to Skywatch.

Wonder

After three months of drought, forest fires and extreme heat,

The weather has finally turned cool and rainy.

It sure looks good!

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For more cool perspectives, please visit: Our World.

Skimming eternity

The yin and yang

Of swans

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Skimming the lilac-coloured

Water of the sunset

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And floating off into eternity.

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For more eternal skies, please go to: Skywatch.

Peacock blue

Lokrum Island is a short boat ride away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

It’s a nature reserve dominated by wild bunnies and peacocks and peahens.

The hens had just had their babies – here they are doing some synchronized grooming.

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The peacocks are pretty serious about grooming too!

His head seems to have disappeared into his feathers.

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Later on, the well-groomed peacock

Sat and enjoyed the view

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Of the stones

And the peacock blue waters.

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For more blue-tiful stories, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

 

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