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The Twisted Pier

Oh, the things we do to get a photo!

While I was in New Jersey, I had some fabulous photo sessions with friends.

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One was a sunset session in a (secret) location on the New Jersey shore

With a marvellous view of the Manhattan skyline and the Freedom Tower.

I may or may not have trespassed on some waste ground

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In order to capture the twisted pier

And the buildings glowing in the perfect lilac twilight.

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For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.

New York, New York!

Travel is a way of keeping yourself humble;

Of opening up to new people and experiences —

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Of finding love and beauty

Everywhere in the world we live in.

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I’m so lucky to be going back

To the vibrant city of New York.

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I won’t be around until the end of next week —

Until then, take care!

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For more new stories, please visit: Our World.

Postcards from Dusseldorf

Just back from Dusseldorf in Germany

(We didn’t go to Brussels in the end).

After work, we walked along the Rhine,

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Enjoying dramatic skies

And the ornamental trees along the river bank.

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Spring was in full swing:

Isn’t this magnolia in full bloom just gorgeous!

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For more amazing skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Rainbows in the laundry room

A slightly different view of skies this week:

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When the sun hits the laundry room windows

Just right

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Rainbows explode in vibrant colours

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And almost make me want to do the laundry!

(I’m off to Brussels for work so won’t be online that much —

See you in a week!)

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For more rainbows, please visit: Skywatch.

And don’t forget to drop by Our World.

Rolling hill skies

I’m off to visit my parents in England.

They live in a small village

Nestled at the foot of the rolling hills of the Downs.

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For me, the golden fields

And wide open skies

Embody the beauty of the English countryside.

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And finding two horses nuzzling each other

Is just the cherry on top of the cake.

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(I’ll be back in a week, but the Our World link will be up and running as usual on Monday evening.)

For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

 

Can a dog smile?

It was a glorious winter day

With snow, sun and sparkles on the trees.

That made me smile.

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A long walk with friends

To chase

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— That’s what made Simmie smile.

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After two hours of running around

And enjoying the scenery —

We were all tired and happy.

(That’s my Ruby on the right as you look at the photo and Simmie on the back left

With Jessie, Ruby’s puppy, standing in front of him.)

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For more smiles, please go to: Our World.

Mist, reflecting

When I woke up this morning, it was very misty

With the sun struggling through foggy veils.

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That reminded me of all the moments of joy

When we lived down by the lake

And I could step outside in my dressing gown

To enjoy the sky kissing the water.

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

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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For more beauty – icy or otherwise, please go to: Our World.

 

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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For more blue skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 

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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For more charming stories, please visit: Our World.

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