Posts tagged “dogs

Rolling clouds

The lull between big snow storms

Is painted in clouds of purple

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And blue that roll over the landscape

As the sun slowly rises to say hello.

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And, of course, my poser Ruby

Looks good in that early morning light.

(Meanwhile, Simmie just prefers to run around 

In circles enjoying the snow! :-))

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For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.


The abstract of snow

Snow is so beautiful —

It really brings out the colour of patient dogs.

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It falls in swirls

Of fairy lights,

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Turning the woods

Into a mysterious place.

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Suddenly, tall, snow-topped trees

Make us realize how small we are in the universe,

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And humble wood

Is turned into abstract art.

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For more snow business, please visit: Our World.


Paws for thought

13 December is Lucia – one of my favourite times of year.

Lucia is all about children dressed in white and carrying candles

To symbolize hope and light in the darkness.

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The dawn that day didn’t disappoint either.

It blazed with light and colour,

So that dogs (and people) seemed small and humble

Under the huge lilac sky;

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And paw prints were etched across a purple

Canopy of snow – leading the eye

To that glorious sky of hope.

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For more festive skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Wear it like a crown

We had the biggest snowfall every recorded

In November over the past 111 years.

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Mist rose from the ground

As the storm raged on.

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Autumn leaves continued to fall

After it stopped snowing – creating

A curious mix of winter and autumn (wintumn).

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It was a struggle to get down to the beach

To enjoy snowy views.

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Trees turned into Japanese paintings

With graceful curved branches

Wearing the gift of snow like a crown.

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For more tales of snow or no snow, please visit: Our World.


Cloud swirls

The world changes so rapidly.

Only last week, it was beautiful autumn

And time for swimming in clouds.

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The ripples of our actions

Have far-reaching effects,

So it’s wise to act with kindness.

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Even a misty and cloudy sunrise

Brings hope and beauty.

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For more lovely clouds, please visit: Skywatch.


Pumpkin skies

Two autumn sunrises:

One blazing across the sky as dogs frolic in the early morning;

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The other breathing serenity

In gorgeous light.

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For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


Nature is a masterpiece

I slowly make my way down to the lake,

Hoping to see autumn miracles.

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The early morning is moody and mysterious,

Yet I glimpse masterpieces of autumn

In the gloomy light.

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As it gets brighter, the peaceful grey sky

Makes the colours of leaves and fur pop.

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The dogs chase one another,

Oblivious of the copper and gold around them.

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When I get back to the boat that you see in the second photo,

The sun shines — leaving me with the beautiful taste

Of lemon glaze on water.

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For more amazing colours, please go to: Our World.

 


Upside down sky

I’m living in a beautiful world

Where autumn leaves and skies are reflected

On mirror surfaces of the lake;

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Where the sky

Is upside down in beautiful reflections;

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Where trees

Are luminous in the water;

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And where dogs

Swim in clouds.

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For more autumn beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


The jewels of autumn

Living near a new part of the lake

Gives wide views from stony cliffs.

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Ruby glows among the autumn leaves

As she jumps up on a big rock that is more than 2 metres high.

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Simmie prefers to camouflage himself

Among the yellow lanterns of leaves.

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A leaf shines

Like a ruby;

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And the brilliance of a fallen leaf

Reflects onto rock like molten gold.

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For more treasures, please visit: Our World.


September swim

September has been magically warm.

One evening, my daughter and I went down to the lake

For a sunset swim.

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The dogs dived in for joy

While the sun cast its orange glow

On water and stone.

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For more doggone good times, please visit: Skywatch.