One evening in the early summer
There was a special light in the air.
Midges danced around Ruby like small diamonds;
Brother and sister enjoyed
Some quiet moments of beauty while Simson charged in for a dip;
And a special glow painted the landscape
With summer light.
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School’s out and the long, long summer holidays have started.
The kids and I are kicking off the first week of summer
By going to a surf camp in Peniche, Portugal,
And learning something new: surfing.
I’ve got Our World ready to go up next week
(Hope there are no problems!)
I won’t be around for about ten days or so
So won’t be commenting on your blogs.
Catch you later!
The spring rains fall
Leaving behind crystal balls on leaves —
Entire worlds living in those small raindrops.
Grass grows wildly
Dotted with the cheerful faces
Of dandelions and dogs.
A tiny yellow snail
Reminds me that slow
Is the pace of nature
And that trees reflected
Create their own art.
For more greens and other colours, please visit: Our World.
Spring is due here any moment…
I can tell by the grey days we’re having
When branches drip
With rainy pearls,
Revel in melting snow.
The little yellow suns of the crocus
Patiently wait for some sun
As do we.
In the meantime, I enjoy the orange pop of a boat —
I like how the lines on the boat match
The waves on the lake.
And when another hail or snowstorm rushes in
We meet it with ears flapping
And hair flying – in the hope that spring will soon arrive.
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November was mild and grey —
But one day, the sun broke through the cover
To create a lovely golden horizon of trees.
Clouds floated by
In rainbow colours,
And, of course, Ruby had to pose
At the end of the jetty under the silver sky.
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I hope you travel through the coming year
With light and love in your hearts.
For more loveliness, please visit: Skywatch.
Autumn is a time of exuberant energy —
It’s quite zensational, in fact.
The golden coins of leaves
Hang like happy suns in the trees;
The light in the woods
Everywhere you go,
You can see flying leaves
(Those black dots aren’t dirt, they are leaves!)
And beautiful views.
And the best thing about autumn
Is that you’re never too old
To frolic in the leaves.
For more joy, please visit: Our World.
Autumn is a glowing time of year:
When trees glow
And leaves catch fire.
It’s a joyful time
Of dewy play
Showing off their families on the local lake.
And, if you’re lucky,
You can catch frosted jewels
Among the leaves.
For more glowing pictures, please visit: Our World.
Back in May,
The poppies were out in abundance —
Waving gently in the sun;
Some with flamboyant red
Upside down tutus;
Others a mere
I took a long time taking photos,
So Ruby had to check on me every now and then.
(She’s still on maternity leave with her pups at the moment though.)
For more bursts of colour, please visit: Our World.
Mid-July and the sun was setting somewhere around 10.30 pm:
Perfect for a late-night picnic on the pier.
As with all our picnics where Oscar is involved,
We end up pretty wet — whether we’ve been swimming or not!
Life is pretty good though:
Jump, enjoy life, repeat.
For more joie de vivre, please visit: Skywatch.