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Frozen beauty

Saturday morning was well below freezing.

Passing by the local church, I saw

A riot of colours on the grass.

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Bouquets of flowers for the departed:

From iced-over pastel pink

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And bright, frosted

Folds of orange

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To the quieter tones

Of white beauty.

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Branching out

Blue skies after days of no sun

And the sight of an 850-year-old tree

Tickling the sky brings joy.

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I love the way the branches of winter-bare trees

Seem frozen in the middle of a dance.

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Nature uses trees and brilliant blue

To create art.

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By the lake

I found a charming beach hut

Down by the lake.

(A real Viking beach, isn’t it?)

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The view across the frozen water

To the other side looks pretty too.

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Further along, we turn up towards

The woods – and Simmie finds an old barn.

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The warm colour and old timber

Offers a peaceful sight.

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Before turning homewards,

I take a moment to enjoy

Simmie’s frozen whiskers.

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Frozen

The power of winter

Stops water in its tracks —

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Freezing reflections and skies

Onto its icy surface.

Scenes like this make me want to burst out into song: ‘The cold never bothered me anyway.’

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For more frozen (or warmer) views, please visit: Skywatch.

Photobombing fun

It’s tulip season again — and it’s always

Lovely to bring spring inside when it’s still winter outside.

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Ruby wanted to get in on the action

And provided a warm, fuzzy background for the tulips.

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Now it was time to photograph Ruby,

But the tulips had other ideas and decided

To photobomb her!😉

(Or maybe it was just me having fun with different focus points.)

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Then Simmie decided it was unfair

That he wasn’t in the pictures,

So he muscled in on the action,

Photobombing Ruby.

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For more fun, please visit: Our World.

Rainbow miracles

Sometimes, the miracle of a cold winter sky

Isn’t the return of the sun itself —

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But the way it shines

On frosted branches

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To transform the world

Into millions of glittering rainbow suns.

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For more miraculous sights, please visit: Skywatch.

The language of trees

Trees are like Nature’s poems

To the sky:

They take on the tint

Of a lilac dawn;

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Even in the middle of winter

They surprise with sudden green

In the snow.

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And deep in the woods,

I was lucky enough

To breathe in the beauty

Of abstract tree trunks

Looking like a beautiful picture.

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Pink frosting

December was a month

Of pink and lilac skies —

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Giving us deliciously

Frosted views at dawn.

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For more frosting, please go to: Skywatch.

Hidden gems

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.

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Forging into the woods,

I find a truck with shiny rims.

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The sunlight picks out

The red of a hidden cottage

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And draws my eyes to this

Picture perfect barn.

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For more perfection, please visit: Our World.

Snowy memories

At the moment, it’s grey and not particularly pretty out.

I do like grey skies, however,

Especially when they are laden with snow!

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There is something magical about not seeing the sky

And being able to enjoy the dancing snowflakes (and a puppy) instead.

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Of course, it’s even better if the sun breaks through the clouds

Just before disappearing behind the hill.

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For more snowy or sunny memories, please visit: Skywatch.

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