Posts tagged “dogs

Before the melt

Guess what? The ice has melted!

But only a few days ago, it lay thick

Under a blanket of fluffy clouds.

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Ruby loves jumping on stuff and posing —

And I love taking snaps of her when she does.

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For more cloudy or clear skies, please go to: Skywatch.


Fare thee well, winter?

Winter seems to be waning —

I say ‘seems’ as this is Sweden and it can snow even in June!

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But I don’t think we will see scenes like this one again this winter:

With thick snow on the iced over lake.

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It’s cold in the mornings,

So, if we are lucky,

We can still enjoy rim-frosted green lanterns

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And diamond-studded

Golden fur.

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For more wintry or spring-like or even autumn shots, please visit: Our World.


Feeling blue

The snow is gradually melting away —

But only last week, it lay thick in the fields

Below a blue canopy of silk.

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For more blue-tiful skies, please go to: Skywatch.


Spot the …

Ruby loves to play hide-and-seek

Among the trees –

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While Simmie says

Peekaboo with snow.

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What about this photo –

Can you spot the dog?

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What about now? Only teasing –

I think this is a fox we spotted in the field.

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It was lying down in the snow and got up with difficulty.

It was much bigger than Simmie so, at first, I thought it was a wolf.

We looked at each other for a long time – each of us not so different from the other.

Then we went our separate ways.

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For more furry and non-furry shots, please visit: Our World.

 


Floating in fog

One morning, I stepped out

Into a world of magical, freezing fog.

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Standing on the top of a cliff,

It felt as if I were floating in a fairytale kingdom,

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Where the reflections of the clouds

Were mirrored on the fog.

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For more magic, please go to: Skywatch.

 

 


Sauna weather

It’s the tail end

Of the Christmas holidays;

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Mainly grey and mild —

But we finally got some cold weather.

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Frosted snowflakes

Decorate the wall and window of the

Little sauna house on the lake.

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When the sun finally showed its face,

The view was gloriously peachy.

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For more cool shots, please visit: Our World.


Life lessons

The beginning of a new year is often time to take stock:

I don’t make resolutions as they tend to go in one year and out of the other!

But I do hope that I grow and learn a bit every day. Here are some of those lessons:

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Make the most of those festive moments with people you love – you don’t know how long they will last.

Try out new perspectives and angles;

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Remember to enjoy the view

And have some fun (even if you look silly);

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And, finally, take the time to dwell on what you have

Rather than on what you don’t have.

Carpe diem!

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Seize more moments here: Our World.

And don’t forget Skywatch.


Paint me lilac

I love it when the sun sets

In dramatic purple hues

Or in soft, lilac tones.

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(As you can see, the little sauna house

Is now docked next to the jetty

Leaving the beach and its views free again.)

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For more deep purple, please visit: Skywatch.


The little sauna house

At the beginning of the summer,

Building started down by the lake.

It was a lovely place to sit and contemplate the sunset.

(That’s Ruby posing.)

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A few days ago, I went back to the lake

And could see that the construction was now finished.

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Turns out that the local caravan park

Has built a sauna for its guests

On the shore of the lake.

(Still plenty of room for Simmie to swim!)

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For more delights, please visit: Our World.

And Skywatch.

Work is busy so I’ll only be posting once this week.


Golden nights

The long light evenings in Scandinavia

Are called white nights because it never really gets dark.

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But for me, they will always be

Dazzling, honey’d golden nights,

Where the setting sun

Matches the red fur of my dogs.

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For more dazzling stories, please go to: Skywatch.