Posts tagged “dogs

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.


Delicious fog

A few weeks ago, I was out on a long walk.

It was eerily misty in the woods.

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Suddenly, the sun broke through

Transforming everything into

Golden strips of light —

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As if greeting the early morning

With a hallelujah.

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For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


Prancing into spring

It was a cold and windy day in late April

And the beavers were busy down by the lake.

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The chill in the air did nothing

To dampen the enthusiasm of Ruby and Simmie —

Look at those ears fly!

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Being down at the lake

Means only one thing: swimming fun!

(That’s Ruby jumping in so elegantly.)

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Later on, Simmie showed me the true meaning

Of prancing as I enjoyed the view across the water

And dreamed of warmer days.

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For more spring serenades, please visit: Our World.


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.