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Summer idyll

Let me tell you the story of summer —

Of long, hot evenings and herons skimming the sky.

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It’s a story of dogs and a lake

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And the sighting of beavers swimming in the pink-tinged water.

It’s the story of sharing a beautiful sunset

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With a stranger, who had driven all the way to my small part of the world,

From Russia with his family.

And now it’s a story I share with you.

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For more shareable moments, please go to: Our World.

 

 


Making a splash

Late summer evening —

The sky is sizzling as the sun goes down.

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It’s hot.

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If you’re a dog, then you run,

Jump and enjoy!

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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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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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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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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.