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Surf’s up!

Just back from a fabulous week

In Baleal Surf Camp, Portugal

Where the water was cold,

Boards

The kids stood up on their surfboards

The very first day,

Surfing

The skies over the sand dunes

Were so wide and embracing

Dunes and sky

And the scenery wild

When the rain came rushing in.

Rainy beach

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Summer siesta

School’s out and the long, long summer holidays have started.

Hurray

The kids and I are kicking off the first week of summer

By going to a surf camp in Peniche, Portugal,

And learning something new: surfing.

Buddies

I’ve got Our World ready to go up next week

(Hope there are no problems!)

I won’t be around for about ten days or so

So won’t be commenting on your blogs.

Catch you later!

Sunburst

For more sunshine, please visit: Skywatch and Our World.

The ripple effect

When we look at ourselves in the universe,

We are but a small and humble part of the whole.

Wide skies

But each move and turn we make

Creates its own beautiful pattern

Duck 1

And tiny ripples of kindness or wonder

Can be passed onto others to enjoy.

Waves

For more lovely moments, please visit: Our World.

Skies of love

When the golden sun

Dazzles on the water

Jetty

And it’s still bright

At gone 9.30 in the evening —

Heart

Then the heart fills with

Wonder and love.

Heart hands

For more lovely shots, please visit: Skywatch.

Enjoying my greens

The spring rains fall

Leaving behind crystal balls on leaves —

Entire worlds living in those small raindrops.

Rain

Grass grows wildly

Dotted with the cheerful faces

Of dandelions and dogs.

Simson

A tiny yellow snail

Reminds me that slow

Is the pace of nature

Snail

And that trees reflected

Create their own art.

Leafy view

For more greens and other colours, please visit: Our World.

Enter the dragon

Dragon fire

Sweeps over the lake —

Dragon's breath

Fierce, beautiful

And dramatic.

Fierce

The dragon sweeps onwards

Leaving behind memories

Of purple rain.

Rain

For more stormy scenes, please visit: Skywatch.

Stained glass petals

Spring is all about

The glowing sun of flowers,

Crocus-2

Where crocus petals

Drink in the rays

Crocus in light

To reveal silhouettes

Of their secrets.

Crocus

I love the way the petals and shadows

Create mosaics like stained glass windows, don’t you?

Crocus-3 copy

For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

Facing the storm

What is it that approaches

From stage left?

Drama

Can it be those heavy brocades

Weaved from storm clouds?

Wow

Or the rain coming down

In bars of coloured clouds?

Stormy

Simson did his best to pose in the storm —

But I think he was secretly relieved when I took him and my camera home.

Pose copy

For more stormy scenes, please visit: Skywatch.

The magic of morning

Sometimes, early morning

Is a magical place —

Magic

Where it feels as if

Dreams can come true

Dreams

Right there on the edge

Of the first apricot blush of dawn.

Church

For more magic, please visit: Our World.

Poetry

Watching a flock of birds

Birds 1

Dance across the fiery canopy of the sky

On flame-tipped wings;

On fiery wings copy

And flying beyond the silver sliver of the moon

Is pure poetry.

Fly me to the moon

For more magical moments, please visit: Skywatch.

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