Rainbow is my favourite colour

Rainbows are delightful —

Especially when they are decorated with cloud moustaches.

Rainbow with moustaches

Seen for a few fleeting moments,

They remind us that life is short – and beautiful.


For more colourful moments, please visit: Skywatch.

Swan lake – with mist

A chilly morning dawned

Bringing out the colours of the leaves

And the swans.

Misty swans

They appeared out of the mist

Like feathered ships.

Feathered ships

The sun bursting through the trees

Placed stripes of light on the swan’s neck.

Swan stripes

Closer and closer the swan sailed

Beautiful in the lilac dawn.

Swan purple haze copy

For more swan songs, please go to: Our World.

Peace, returned

Canoe believe how beautiful the sky is —

With pastel swirls and the lone paddler?


Pinks and purples colour the lake,

Making the drops of water from the paddle glow like jewels.

Water drops

After a while, the ripples fade,

The sky grows darker and more beautiful,

And peace returns.

Peace returned copy

For more amazing skies, please visit: Skywatch.

The first frost

Last week saw us with minus temperatures

And a hard frost on the ground.

Yellow tree

It was the kind of morning that is a gift —

With crisp air and a light that made the yellow leaves

Glow like chandeliers.


Simson found new energy

In the cold.


Ruby and I sat on a frosty bench

And listened to the falling leaves —

They sounded like rain.

Ruby listening

I do love autumn, don’t you?

First leaf

For more falling leaves or rain, please visit: Our World.

Upside down bowl

An unseen hand

Turned the bowl of the sky upside down,

Scattering clouds into the water.

(And, of course, it always helps to have a dog in the picture too.)

Cloudy reflection

For more cloudy philosophy, please visit: Skywatch.

Glowing sunset

The golden light of October

Is as sweet as honey.

Glowing sunset dog copy

LIfe is hectic around here again

And I’m away with work, so won’t be able to comment on your blogs.

For more sweet moments, please visit: Our World.

Dawn’s misty ribbons

Isn’t it amazing how quickly Nature can change?

One minute trailing soft ribbons of pink

Misty ribbons

And the next surprising the eye

With blueberry swirls and orange pop.

Orange pop copy

For more eye-catching dawns, please visit: Skywatch.

Feast for the eyes

Walking through Lisbon is a delicious feast for the eyes.

Wherever you look, there are tiles and mosaics

Golden tiles

And beautifully decorated shop fronts

Like this one – it’s the oldest cod cake shop in Lisbon.

Cod shop

And the colour — so warm and delicious

Like this lemon sorbet building;


Or deliciously purple

And happy.

Purple splash

Even the faded old grand buildings near the harbour

Glitter with the gold of the setting sun

And transform into beauty.

Gold copy

For more colourful sights, please visit: Our World.

Circle of life: memories

At the end of this week, it will be a year

Since my dearest furry friend, Oscar, left us.

This is one of my favourite pictures of Oscar:


Life is busy with two dogs, work and kids —

But sometimes, when I least expect it,

I’m overwhelmed by loss.


Other dogs have come into my life (Ruby and Simmie) —

Not to replace Oscar —

But to fill life with their own brand of friendship.

This is Simson diving — a younger version of Oscar:

Simson dive

Because that’s what love does —

It expands the heart and makes room for more.

Oscar and I

I’ve got a very busy week ahead and will be away with work – so I won’t be around to visit you until the end of the week.

For more love, please go to: Our World.

And make sure you visit: Skywatch.

The sentinel

A strange pink glow

Beckoned me out into the storm.


There on the rickety jetty,

Was a lone goose

Staring out into the sunset.


It was a moment full of poignancy and beauty.

Just him and me

And the whisper of autumn.

Goose 2

For more lovely moments, please go to: Skywatch.


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