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Foal play

Last week, I had the great pleasure of going out to a horse farm

To take photos for a friend.

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I fell in love with the three-week-old foal, Celino.

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He was full of love

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And nibbles for his mother.

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And she was so nurturing and tender

With him.

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Love is grand, isn’t it,

No matter where you find it

Or in what form it takes.

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For mare great photos (excuse the pun!), please visit: Our World.

Dawn’s blush

Have you ever wondered what a large city

Looks like before the sun is up?

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I arrived at Hoboken Park at 5 in the morning

During my visit to New York

To bring you the answer:

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The blush of dawn

Makes everything look beautiful.

(That’s the George Washington Bridge you can see.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

Vikings galore!

You know you live in Sweden

When you’re not totally surprised to see Viking warriors

Camped outside a tent.

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Viking heritage is celebrated around the country

In different events.

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This two-day festival took place near my home

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And the guest of honour was this beautiful

100-year-old replica of a Viking boat.

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Families often dress up

And attend these Viking festivals

Using clothes and equipment that reflect how life was back then —

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Even sleeping out

In these comfy-looking tents.

Talk about making history come alive!

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For more celebratory moments, please visit: Our World.

 

 

Delicious fog

A few weeks ago, I was out on a long walk.

It was eerily misty in the woods.

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Suddenly, the sun broke through

Transforming everything into

Golden strips of light —

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As if greeting the early morning

With a hallelujah.

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For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

Enjoying my greens

Early summer is

A symphony of green and wildlife:

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The green is

Sometimes luminous and startling,

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Sometimes like dewy

Emerald fireworks,

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And sometimes abstract paintings

In the rain.

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For more greens, please visit: Our World.

Peaceful pink

A walk down by a nearby lake at sunset

Revealed swirls of pink in the sky.

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The light gently landed on the water

Giving it a gorgeous pink hue.

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Later on, a small, silver

Sliver of a moon sailed into the sky

Bringing peace at the end of the day.

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For more serenity, please visit: Skywatch.

The art of wilting gracefully

I think there is much to be said

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For flowers (and people) that have blossomed out, lived life

And then begin to wilt gracefully.

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There is elegance in silken petals

(And lined faces).

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Drooping flowers — and ageing people for that matter —

Have their own beauty and wisdom.

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For more flowering posts, please visit: Our World.

Blue serenity

It was one of those glorious mornings

Where a blue dawn lay waiting behind the mist;

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Ducks floating on a lake of velvet

Lifted the spirits;

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And the whole world breathed

In and out –

Speaking of blue serenity.

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For more peaceful moments, please visit: Skywatch.

Prancing into spring

It was a cold and windy day in late April

And the beavers were busy down by the lake.

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The chill in the air did nothing

To dampen the enthusiasm of Ruby and Simmie —

Look at those ears fly!

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Being down at the lake

Means only one thing: swimming fun!

(That’s Ruby jumping in so elegantly.)

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Later on, Simmie showed me the true meaning

Of prancing as I enjoyed the view across the water

And dreamed of warmer days.

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For more spring serenades, please visit: Our World.

Pink petal profusion

One of the highlights of spring is enjoying the sakura

Or Japanese cherry blossoms in the centre of Stockholm.

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The sakura speak to us of

What is possible

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And of petalled beauty

That lasts only a short time,

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Blooming without holding back

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And reminding us that life is like the sakura:

Fleeting, fragile, fabulous.

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

And don’t forget: Skywatch.

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