A couple of weeks ago, I was at my brother’s wedding

And enjoyed layers of love.

(This is my favourite shot from the day – just after the wedding ceremony was finished.)


At the end of the day, I went for a lovely walk

And met these newly shorn creatures, who had just lost their layers of fur.

They seemed to be saying, “Alpaca my bags and come along with you.”


And, finally, the sunset did not disappoint

As I enjoyed the little village

Nestling in layers of gold.

Layers both conceal and reveal the beauty within.


For more golden moments, please visit: Our World.



Ducks ahoy

It’s not often you get to enjoy

The Manhattan skyline with ducks (and a big cruise ship).

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If you get up before the crack of dawn,

And drive to the New Jersey shoreline

(These shots are taken from Hoboken),


You may be lucky enough

To enjoy the gold of the rising sun

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As ducks wheels in the sky

Over wooden pilings

Before honking farewell

As they fly away.


For more sunny moments, please visit: Skywatch.


Empty sky

When I was in New Jersey in April, I visited Liberty Park.

It’s home to the Empty Sky memorial


And the outdoor waiting area and old railway station

That used to take immigrants to their new homes all over the USA.

Both places are near each other — and it struck me

How they are almost opposites: the one being all about destruction and loss;


The other (in need of renovation – see last photo) a reminder of an age of tolerance and understanding.

Now that there is a harder attitude to refugees and immigrants and otherness

Around the world – it is somehow comforting to think that once the sky wasn’t empty,

But filled with open arms for people looking for a better life.

There was less ‘we and them’ and more ‘us’.

It’s my hope that there will be less hate and more love in the world.

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Immigrant waiting area

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Into the lilac forever

It wouldn’t be summer

Without an excursion down to the lake


And a hot air balloon

Floating away over lilac

And purple.


For more gorgeous sights, please visit: Skywatch.


(This is a continuation of photos from my last post.)

Oh, the soft golden light of sunset

And a hot haze over the hills of Sussex, England!


And to top it all —

The glowing sun

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Turned tails and manes

To molten gold and bronze.


For more de-light, please visit: Our World.

Magical horses

Up on the Downs in Sussex, England,

On a magical sunset evening —


Layers of golden hills

Glow like jewels


While horses graze

And rainbows sparkle.


For more golden dust magic, please visit: Skywatch.


I’m off to England at the end of the week —

It’s a very special occasion.


My brother is getting married!

So there will be celebrations, the eating of good food


And some long walks up on the South Downs, I hope.

I’m looking forward to a love-filled week.

(I’ll be back on my blog in a week or so. Until then, take care!)


For more love stories, please visit: Our World.

Romancing the earth

Sizzling orange, a glowing setting sun —

That’s when the sky romances the earth

With its beauty.

(Picture taken in Ericeira, Portugal.)


For gorgeous sky shots, please visit: Skywatch.

Dancing on the edge

I have lots more photos from Portugal to share with you —

But I thought I’d take a break this week

And show you the beauty of raindrops

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Dancing on the edge of

Beautiful green leaves (some would say weeds).

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These shots remind me of a lovely Tagore quote:

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

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For more dancing, go to: Our World.

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!)


For more great views, go fishing at: Skywatch.

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