Posts tagged “beauty

Emerald and sapphire

I was in Sussex, England, over Easter —

And one of my favourite activities is walking on the Downs.

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There’s nothing like emerald fields

Glowing beneath a sky of sapphire,

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With animals enjoying

The background of big, rolling clouds.

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For more big skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Oh, that golden light!

Sometimes it’s worth setting the alarm for 4.30 in the morning

In order to capture the magical, golden sunburst

Of sunrise over the Manhattan skyline.

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(Photos taken in Hoboken Park, New Jersey, last week.

This week, it’s back to snow in Sweden.)

For more magical photos, please visit: Skywatch.


Rainbows in the laundry room

A slightly different view of skies this week:

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When the sun hits the laundry room windows

Just right

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Rainbows explode in vibrant colours

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And almost make me want to do the laundry!

(I’m off to Brussels for work so won’t be online that much —

See you in a week!)

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For more rainbows, please visit: Skywatch.

And don’t forget to drop by Our World.


Can a dog smile?

It was a glorious winter day

With snow, sun and sparkles on the trees.

That made me smile.

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A long walk with friends

To chase

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— That’s what made Simmie smile.

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After two hours of running around

And enjoying the scenery —

We were all tired and happy.

(That’s my Ruby on the right as you look at the photo and Simmie on the back left

With Jessie, Ruby’s puppy, standing in front of him.)

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For more smiles, please go to: Our World.


Mist, reflecting

When I woke up this morning, it was very misty

With the sun struggling through foggy veils.

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That reminded me of all the moments of joy

When we lived down by the lake

And I could step outside in my dressing gown

To enjoy the sky kissing the water.

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For more mist-ical shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Frozen beauty

Saturday morning was well below freezing.

Passing by the local church, I saw

A riot of colours on the grass.

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Bouquets of flowers for the departed:

From iced-over pastel pink

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And bright, frosted

Folds of orange

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To the quieter tones

Of white beauty.

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For more beauty – icy or otherwise, please go to: Our World.

 


Branching out

Blue skies after days of no sun

And the sight of an 850-year-old tree

Tickling the sky brings joy.

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I love the way the branches of winter-bare trees

Seem frozen in the middle of a dance.

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Nature uses trees and brilliant blue

To create art.

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For more blue skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Rainbow miracles

Sometimes, the miracle of a cold winter sky

Isn’t the return of the sun itself —

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But the way it shines

On frosted branches

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To transform the world

Into millions of glittering rainbow suns.

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For more miraculous sights, please visit: Skywatch.


The language of trees

Trees are like Nature’s poems

To the sky:

They take on the tint

Of a lilac dawn;

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Even in the middle of winter

They surprise with sudden green

In the snow.

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And deep in the woods,

I was lucky enough

To breathe in the beauty

Of abstract tree trunks

Looking like a beautiful picture.

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For more tree-mendous posts, please visit: Our World.


Pink frosting

December was a month

Of pink and lilac skies —

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Giving us deliciously

Frosted views at dawn.

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For more frosting, please go to: Skywatch.


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