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Be still, my heart!

When the sun rises

And autumn leaves catch fire,

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You can see copper flames

Reflected in the lake,

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And lemon lanterns

Lighting the way to winter.

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For more autumnal beauty, please visit: Our World.

 

 

Lilac wonder

Autumn makes me rich

As it leaves its golden coins on the shore of the lake.

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Misty pastel pinks

Blend with lilac clouds and autumn trees.

I stand in awe and drink in the wonder.

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Nature is a masterpiece

I slowly make my way down to the lake,

Hoping to see autumn miracles.

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The early morning is moody and mysterious,

Yet I glimpse masterpieces of autumn

In the gloomy light.

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As it gets brighter, the peaceful grey sky

Makes the colours of leaves and fur pop.

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The dogs chase one another,

Oblivious of the copper and gold around them.

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When I get back to the boat that you see in the second photo,

The sun shines — leaving me with the beautiful taste

Of lemon glaze on water.

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For more amazing colours, please go to: Our World.

 

Upside down sky

I’m living in a beautiful world

Where autumn leaves and skies are reflected

On mirror surfaces of the lake;

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Where the sky

Is upside down in beautiful reflections;

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Where trees

Are luminous in the water;

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And where dogs

Swim in clouds.

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For more autumn beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

The jewels of autumn

Living near a new part of the lake

Gives wide views from stony cliffs.

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Ruby glows among the autumn leaves

As she jumps up on a big rock that is more than 2 metres high.

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Simmie prefers to camouflage himself

Among the yellow lanterns of leaves.

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A leaf shines

Like a ruby;

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And the brilliance of a fallen leaf

Reflects onto rock like molten gold.

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For more treasures, please visit: Our World.

Implausibly pink perfection

Dawn blushes

And tinges everything pink:

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As the sun rises

We enjoy a moment of rose-tinted serenity.

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The view from my new part of the lake

Is simply stunning on an early morning, don’t you think?

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For more pink perfection, please visit: Skywatch.

Deer gazing

Autumn is a good time for the deer:

One minute you only see fields,

And the next minute, the deer are there.

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Their dance is perfectly synchronized:

Eyes front …

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Eyes right

(And look surprised).

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Exit left

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And enjoy the golden light of autumn.

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For more deer-ling experiences, go to: Our World.

Ode to a jetty

A couple of weeks ago, we got the news that our beloved jetty (where we used to live)

Had been removed because it was old and rickety.

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That was part of its charm:

We loved the way it curved and warped and bent;

The way it seemed to stretch out to infinity.

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It was a big part of the children’s childhood —

Peaceful moments under big skies;

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And it was there I enjoyed so many moments

With a best furry buddy.

RIP, dear old jetty – you will be missed!

(Luckily, I took a lot of photos of my favourite place

So there are still plenty to share with you.)

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For more wonderful skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Early morning sparkles

This is a tale of an early morning walk —

When the light of dawn turned reeds into glittery beauties.

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A dog (Simmie) ran joyously out of the lake

Sprinkling water everywhere.

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Later on, when he shook to dry himself,

Rainbow jewels of water flew into the air.

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We met some sheep with yellow earrings;

They said, “Here’s looking at ewe!”

(Sorry about the baa-d joke.)

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On the way home, we breathed in the beauty

Of autumn tints reflected.

(All those fallen trees are the work of the beavers who live by the shore.)

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For more sparkles, please visit: Our World.

September swim

September has been magically warm.

One evening, my daughter and I went down to the lake

For a sunset swim.

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The dogs dived in for joy

While the sun cast its orange glow

On water and stone.

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For more doggone good times, please visit: Skywatch.

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