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Catch me a sunset

Enjoy the view.

Throw out the line

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And catch a beautiful

Summer sunset.

(Lots of events planned over the next coming days, so I won’t be able

To visit your blogs. But thanks for your visit!)

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For more great views, go fishing at: Skywatch.

Out of the blue

It’s always fun finding

The quirky side to a new place.

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Ericeira, a small coastal village in Portugal,

Blue me away with its lovely azure glass tiles

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And hand-y door knobs.

Aren’t they just blue-tiful?

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For more fun and fewer bad puns, please visit: Our World.

Transformative

Mist has magical powers:

It can transform ordinary objects

(Here a crane on the jetty in Ericeira, Portugal)

Into classic suspense movie shots.

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It turns a sunrise

Into a moment of purple-tinged drama —

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And if it lingers all day,

A misty sunset can turn

Landscapes into paintings.

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For more mist-ical moments, please visit: Skywatch.

Golden waves

The kids spent most of their time

In Ericeira, Portugal, surfing.

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Some days, the waves

Were big and foamy and fun.

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Some days, the lessons took place

Just as the sun was setting

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And it looked as if the surfers

Were gliding on gilded waves.

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For more golden moments, please visit: Our World.

Sunset surf

After the heat of Lisbon,

It was wonderful to escape

To the seaside village of Ericeira in Portugal.

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We stayed in a beach house

With gorgeous views of the sunset

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And surfers gliding over the golden sea.

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For more golden skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Fairytale Palace

The small bus chugs up the winding roads of Sintra —

And then after a steep uphill climb on foot,

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You gasp when you finally glimpse the fairytale outline

Of Pena Palace:

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A beautiful example of 19th century

Portuguese Romanticism.

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Gorgeous tiles and lemon walls

Are a breathtaking reminder

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Of how amazing the human imagination

Coupled with architecture can be.

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For more incredible sights, please visit: Our World.

Gone surfing

On Thursday, I’m flying off to Portugal again with the kids —

Time to enjoy Lisbon and then

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Off to the beach for

Surfing and sunsets.

These photos are from the Atlantic Coast, Portugal, taken last year.

(See you all again in about ten days.)

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For more great moments, please visit: Our World.

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.

 

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