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Strawberry surprise

The jetty in my old neighbourhood

Is still as delightfully wonky as ever.

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And the world looks deliciously

Enchanting with the rising sun.

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For more surprises, please visit: Skywatch.

Postcards from June

June was a time of misty greens

And magical tunnels of leaves.

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It drizzled a lot,

Meaning that everything

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Appeared misty

And slightly out of focus.

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But you know what –

I love it!

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For more misty greens, please visit: Our World.

Golden goldens

It was a gorgeous evening

When I went out for a walk with the dogs.

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The summer light

Drizzled over grass and dogs alike

Lighting up the fields

With its honeyed glow

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So that there was gold

Both in the sky

And in the grass.

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For more golden shots, please visit: Skywatch.

 

Midsummer joy

Midsummer’s Eve is the second most important

Celebration in Sweden after Christmas.

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It’s a time for dancing

Around the midsummer maypole

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With flowers in your hair

No matter whether you are male, female or child.

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The folk dancers

Wear their traditional costumes —

(They start them off young…)

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As do the musicians:

It’s hard work though!

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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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For more celebrations, please visit: Our World.

Golden bowl sky

The summer solstice is

A time of beauty.

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The longest day slowly

Comes to an end

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With a molten bowl

Of golden light.

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For more summer beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

Flower power

We’ve had a lot of rain this summer —

And it’s been wonderful discovering the different flowers in the garden.

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Raindrops are beautiful kisses

On the petalled lips of tulips,

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While bringing out the fragrance

Of the lilacs.

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(This post is scent with love

From me to you.)

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For more bad puns and lovely photos, please visit: Our World.

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.

 

Foal play

Last week, I had the great pleasure of going out to a horse farm

To take photos for a friend.

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I fell in love with the three-week-old foal, Celino.

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He was full of love

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And nibbles for his mother.

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And she was so nurturing and tender

With him.

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Love is grand, isn’t it,

No matter where you find it

Or in what form it takes.

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For mare great photos (excuse the pun!), please visit: Our World.

Dawn’s blush

Have you ever wondered what a large city

Looks like before the sun is up?

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I arrived at Hoboken Park at 5 in the morning

During my visit to New York

To bring you the answer:

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The blush of dawn

Makes everything look beautiful.

(That’s the George Washington Bridge you can see.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

Vikings galore!

You know you live in Sweden

When you’re not totally surprised to see Viking warriors

Camped outside a tent.

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Viking heritage is celebrated around the country

In different events.

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This two-day festival took place near my home

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And the guest of honour was this beautiful

100-year-old replica of a Viking boat.

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Families often dress up

And attend these Viking festivals

Using clothes and equipment that reflect how life was back then —

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Even sleeping out

In these comfy-looking tents.

Talk about making history come alive!

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For more celebratory moments, please visit: Our World.

 

 

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