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Narnia skies

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!

Hoar frost house copy

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Dancing flowers

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);

Purple smiles

When pink leaves dazzled

In the sunlight;

PInk leaves

And bee houses

Perfumed the air.

Bee houses

It was a time of

Dancing flowers,

Dancing flowers copy

And time to stop

And smell the vivid heart of a hibiscus.

Hibiscus heart

For more stories, please visit: Our World.

Golden horizon

November was mild and grey —

But one day, the sun broke through the cover

To create a lovely golden horizon of trees.

Golden horizon

Clouds floated by

In rainbow colours,

Reflections

And, of course, Ruby had to pose

At the end of the jetty under the silver sky.

Ruby copy

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Winter royalty

It was a lovely day for a walk:

The rising sun cast a pink glow on the thousand-year-old rune stone.

Rune stone

Ruby enjoyed the wooden throne

Carved out of an old tree trunk.

Queen Ruby

Winter made berries luscious

With a sugar-coating of ice,

Berries copy

And turned a tarpaulin

Into a work of art.

Blue

Someone with a sense of humour

Wrote ‘sign’ on a snow-covered sign!

Sign

It was a lovely day for a walk —

And I think Ruby enjoyed it too.

Zen

For more sugar-coated stories, please visit: Our World.

 

Frozen beauty

If you could see cold —

Then it might be painted with frost and lilac

And the first blush of a late winter dawn.

Frozen copy

For more beauty – hot or cold – please visit: Skywatch.

Winter’s heart

Maybe I’ve lived in Sweden for too long —

But that first ice on the lake always gets a shout of joy from me!

Testing ice

It’s fun to explore

And find icy eyelashes on leaves

Eyelashes

And diamond-studded benches.

Frosty bench

Later on that afternoon,

I found the heart of winter

In the purple of the setting sun.

Heart_Ruby copy

For more warming stories, please visit: Our World.

 

Travel light

I hope you travel through the coming year

With light and love in your hearts.

Winter dog and girl

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Cute overload

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;

Ruby

Appreciate the friends and family you have;

Pups in a row

Life might throw us a bad hair day every now and then,

But it’s how we handle life’s challenges that matter;

Punk copy

And, finally, be kind to yourself.

Wishing you all a kind and compassionate new year!

Houdini

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Blue sky with side orders

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);

Palm tree

Love birds on antennas

Birds

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.

Street lamp

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Bringers of light

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;

Lucia

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.

Lucia singers

The wintry early light

Turns old church window into art —

Window

I leave the concert

With hope in my heart.

Church

For more sparks of love, please visit: Our World.

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