Winter is a time when you can wake up
And find yourself in Narnia.
Sometimes not having a sky is the best kind of sky!
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As I was browsing through my archives, I came across some photos
Taken one lovely summer’s day at the botanical gardens.
It was a day of flowers and smiles (that’s my daughter in the background);
When pink leaves dazzled
In the sunlight;
And bee houses
Perfumed the air.
It was a time of
And time to stop
And smell the vivid heart of a hibiscus.
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It was a lovely day for a walk:
The rising sun cast a pink glow on the thousand-year-old rune stone.
Ruby enjoyed the wooden throne
Carved out of an old tree trunk.
Winter made berries luscious
With a sugar-coating of ice,
And turned a tarpaulin
Into a work of art.
Someone with a sense of humour
Wrote ‘sign’ on a snow-covered sign!
It was a lovely day for a walk —
And I think Ruby enjoyed it too.
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Maybe I’ve lived in Sweden for too long —
But that first ice on the lake always gets a shout of joy from me!
It’s fun to explore
And find icy eyelashes on leaves
And diamond-studded benches.
Later on that afternoon,
I found the heart of winter
In the purple of the setting sun.
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These are pictures of Ruby’s puppies when they were only five weeks’ old this August.
But I thought it would be nice to kick off 2015 with some doggie wisdom.
A smile is the best make-up in the world;
Appreciate the friends and family you have;
Life might throw us a bad hair day every now and then,
But it’s how we handle life’s challenges that matter;
And, finally, be kind to yourself.
Wishing you all a kind and compassionate new year!
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Thank you for your best wishes about my dad’s health. Recovery will be slow, but at least it’s going in the right direction.
It was mild when I was in England, so now I present:
Blue sky with a side order of…
Palm tree (outside my parents’ house);
Love birds on antennas
And street lamp with reflection.
Let’s spare a kind word and smile — or extend an invitation — to those feeling alone or depressed during this holiday season.
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It’s that time of year again: the festival of Lucia
Celebrated on December 13 with music and light.
The Lucia glides in wearing a crown of candles;
The rest of the singers follow, dressed in white.
Golden light illuminates beautiful faces full of song.
A reminder that candles need darkness
In which to shine.
The wintry early light
Turns old church window into art —
I leave the concert
With hope in my heart.
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