Posts tagged “beach

Strawberry sizzle

Sometimes, the best part of a sunset

Is when the sun sinks below the horizon.

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Then all sorts of magic can happen:

A strawberry sizzle in the sky

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Or the rich perfection

Of sky kissing waves at the beach.

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(I’m on my last week of holiday and want to spend as much time away from the computer as possible, so may not be around too much.)

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Fire in the sky

The blazing sunset

Sets the world on fire

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And paints the sky

In the colours of fire and passion.

(Photos taken on a beach in Conil de la Frontera, Spain.)

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Romance at the beach

When the dawn paints the sky

In tones of strawberry and lilac,

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There is nothing more relaxing

Than enjoying some quiet time

Down at the beach.

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The shower may be cold

But the view is delightful.

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For more romance, please visit: Our World.


Golden waves

The kids spent most of their time

In Ericeira, Portugal, surfing.

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Some days, the waves

Were big and foamy and fun.

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Some days, the lessons took place

Just as the sun was setting

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And it looked as if the surfers

Were gliding on gilded waves.

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For more golden moments, please visit: Our World.


Gone surfing

On Thursday, I’m flying off to Portugal again with the kids —

Time to enjoy Lisbon and then

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Off to the beach for

Surfing and sunsets.

These photos are from the Atlantic Coast, Portugal, taken last year.

(See you all again in about ten days.)

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For more great moments, please visit: Our World.


Orange beauty

There’s nothing better

Than strolling along the beach

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And drinking in the heady beauty

Of a fierce orange sunset,

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While the pink balloon of the disappearing sun

Turns waves into silk.

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All photos taken while on holiday in Baleal, Portugal, this summer.

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Frolic

It’s amazing how much a sky – and a beach –

Can change in the space of a day or two:

From cloudy drama

Footprints

To the joyfulness

Of dogs frolicking

In a glorious sunset.

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Windows of light

The beach at Baleal, Portugal, is covered in dunes

That are environmentally protected.

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One evening, I went out at sunset

To see the dunes rising against the sky

Like the humps of camels

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While the sun burst forth

In wonderful windows of light.

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Surf’s up!

Just back from a fabulous week

In Baleal Surf Camp, Portugal

Where the water was cold,

Boards

The kids stood up on their surfboards

The very first day,

Surfing

The skies over the sand dunes

Were so wide and embracing

Dunes and sky

And the scenery wild

When the rain came rushing in.

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For more cool shots, please visit: Our World.


Making photos with our eyes

My ‘baby sis’ and I ended up on Brighton Pier one evening

While I was in England.

After a wonderful time with the kids at the amusement park,

We caught a spectacular sunset over the old West Pier.

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As we headed back to the car with the lights twinkling,

My daughter burst out, “I wish we could make photos with our eyes.”

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Her Aunty Kata (my sister) had a brilliant reply:

“We can. They are called memories.”

Golden

(I’m away at a summer cottage here in Sweden until the weekend, so may not be able to visit you. But I do APPRECIATE all your comments!)

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