I slowly make my way down to the lake,
Hoping to see autumn miracles.
The early morning is moody and mysterious,
Yet I glimpse masterpieces of autumn
In the gloomy light.
As it gets brighter, the peaceful grey sky
Makes the colours of leaves and fur pop.
The dogs chase one another,
Oblivious of the copper and gold around them.
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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I’m living in a beautiful world
Where autumn leaves and skies are reflected
On mirror surfaces of the lake;
Where the sky
Is upside down in beautiful reflections;
Are luminous in the water;
And where dogs
Swim in clouds.
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Living near a new part of the lake
Gives wide views from stony cliffs.
Ruby glows among the autumn leaves
As she jumps up on a big rock that is more than 2 metres high.
Simmie prefers to camouflage himself
Among the yellow lanterns of leaves.
A leaf shines
Like a ruby;
And the brilliance of a fallen leaf
Reflects onto rock like molten gold.
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September has been magically warm.
One evening, my daughter and I went down to the lake
For a sunset swim.
The dogs dived in for joy
While the sun cast its orange glow
On water and stone.
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A few weeks ago, I was out on a long walk.
It was eerily misty in the woods.
Suddenly, the sun broke through
Transforming everything into
Golden strips of light —
As if greeting the early morning
With a hallelujah.
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It was a cold and windy day in late April
And the beavers were busy down by the lake.
The chill in the air did nothing
To dampen the enthusiasm of Ruby and Simmie —
Look at those ears fly!
Being down at the lake
Means only one thing: swimming fun!
(That’s Ruby jumping in so elegantly.)
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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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.
(Photos taken in Hoboken Park, New Jersey, last week.
This week, it’s back to snow in Sweden.)
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I found a charming beach hut
Down by the lake.
(A real Viking beach, isn’t it?)
The view across the frozen water
To the other side looks pretty too.
Further along, we turn up towards
The woods – and Simmie finds an old barn.
The warm colour and old timber
Offers a peaceful sight.
Before turning homewards,
I take a moment to enjoy
Simmie’s frozen whiskers.
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It’s moving chaos here – but I just wanted to share some photos I took with my mobile phone when I was out on a gorgeous early morning walk just after Christmas. And yes – I was kicking myself for not taking my big camera with me…
As Ruby is at the breeders with her new puppies, we agreed to dogsit a friend’s dog (Ruby’s puppy from last year!) over Christmas and New Year.
We walked through a magical landscape
Of hoar frost and pink skies. It was – 14 C.
The full moon was just setting in the early morning
As the dogs played and zoomed in the snowy fields.
Our dog, Simson, loves the snow – who doesn’t?
I think he looks adorable in his snow beard.
I won’t be able to respond to your comments, but I do wish you all a new year filled with good things – and hope we can all pull together to make the world a kinder place.
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By the time you read this, we will have received the keys to our new (and bigger) house and I’ll be busy moving.
We’re not moving far – only 2.5 km away – but the lake won’t be right on my doorstep. No more rushing out in sun and rain to record my favourite jetty.
We will still be living near the same lake (but further south) – it’s about a kilometre walk away from the new house. So, I hope to find new views to photograph and share with you.
This jetty has been such an inspirational part of the last sixteen years and I’ll be sad to move – but happy that we have found something more suited to the needs of our family now.
The next week or so will be very busy, so please forgive me if I don’t get round to visiting you. In the meantime, please do keep in touch with me via Facebook. You’ll find me here: Lady Fi on Facebook.
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