Posts tagged “beauty

Orange beauty

There’s nothing better

Than strolling along the beach

Orange sun 1

And drinking in the heady beauty

Of a fierce orange sunset,

Sun setting 2

While the pink balloon of the disappearing sun

Turns waves into silk.

Disappearing

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

For more orange surprises, please visit: Skywatch.


Summer love

One evening in the early summer

There was a special light in the air.

Midges danced around Ruby like small diamonds;

Ruby

Brother and sister enjoyed

Some quiet moments of beauty while Simson charged in for a dip;

Sibling love copy

And a special glow painted the landscape

With summer light.

Summer glow

For more summer love, please visit: Skywatch.


Summer rain

It’s been one of the wettest summers on record

Here in Sweden.

Peony

The flowers aren’t complaining.

Wild rose

In fact, they seem to unfurl

To drink in the rain

Iris copy

While unopened buds

Are happy just to be.

My parents need some help this week, so I’m away in England again. I might not be able to visit you or reply to your comments. But please know they are much appreciated.

Dreamy bud copy

For more rainy or sunny shots, please visit: Our World.


Summer burst

Summer sun –

Bursting into

Golden flowers.

Summer burst copy

For more sun bursts, please visit: Skywatch.


A rainy kind of beauty

It’s been a rainy summer —

Which means pretty pink petals

Blowing in the wind;

Hyancinth

Roses glowing

With rain jewels;

Rainy rose

And vivid splashes

Of sunny petals.

Pansy copy

And after the rain,

Blossoms unfurl

In delicate rays of sun.

Pink

For more beauty, please visit: Our World.


Sunset boulevard

Better than TV:

A stunning sunset show

Performed by Nature.

Sunset boulevard

For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Golden oldies

I’m off to England to visit the family this weekend.

So, I leave you with two of my favourite shots:

A sky full of rainbow clouds

Rainbow clouds

And a golden wonder —

My daughter and her best buddy, Oscar (now deceased).

Back next week!

Best buddies copy

For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.


The ripple effect

When we look at ourselves in the universe,

We are but a small and humble part of the whole.

Wide skies

But each move and turn we make

Creates its own beautiful pattern

Duck 1

And tiny ripples of kindness or wonder

Can be passed onto others to enjoy.

Waves

For more lovely moments, please visit: Our World.


Stained glass petals

Spring is all about

The glowing sun of flowers,

Crocus-2

Where crocus petals

Drink in the rays

Crocus in light

To reveal silhouettes

Of their secrets.

Crocus

I love the way the petals and shadows

Create mosaics like stained glass windows, don’t you?

Crocus-3 copy

For more beauty, please visit: Our World.


Fleeting beauty

Once again, I found myself back at the Japanese cherry blossom trees without my ‘big’ camera;

Once again I did the best I could with my mobile phone.

I gasped as I looked down the south alley:

Most of the sakura blossoms had already fallen

Creating a magical world of petals and light.

Chess

In Japan, people contemplate the fallen petals

As a reminder of how fleeting life is.

Fleeting

The trees on the north side

Were bursting out in pink pops of joy.

PInk canopy

Everyone – no matter religion or nationality –

Was united in pure enjoyment of the blossoms.

(Look at the big grin on the face of the woman to the right of the monks.)

Monks

Just as I was leaving, the sun burst through the clouds

Reminding me that there is beauty in those brief moments we call life.

Dramatic sky

For more fleeting moments, please visit: Our World.


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