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.
For more frolicking dogs and other sights, please visit: Our World.
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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And for great skies, go to: Skywatch.
Christmas is soon upon us! Unfortunately, we’re suffering from grey weather and lack of snow, so I’ve delved into my archives to try and capture that festive feeling…
A magazine contacted me recently and bought this photo
Called Festive. I like the simplicity of this arrangement.
I love Nature’s
Very own fireworks. (We never have real ones.)
The Christmas spirit
Isn’t to be found in things —
Although I was happy to discover Santa’s sleigh a few years ago.
The Christmas spirit is one of love,
Compassion and forgiveness.
For more festive feelings, please visit: Our World.
Autumn is a time
When anything is possible —
Like flaming leaves glowing in the light of the rising sun
On an outdoor barbecue.
And, of course, it’s a time
For play in the autumn leaves
(This is Ruby.)
And the exuberance of a swim
Amid the autumn joy.
(This is my goofball, Simmie.)
For more happy moments, please visit: Our World.
Last week saw us with minus temperatures
And a hard frost on the ground.
It was the kind of morning that is a gift —
With crisp air and a light that made the yellow leaves
Glow like chandeliers.
Simson found new energy
In the cold.
Ruby and I sat on a frosty bench
And listened to the falling leaves —
They sounded like rain.
I do love autumn, don’t you?
For more falling leaves or rain, please visit: Our World.
Wide skies of
Red and purple
Invite us to drink
In the wonder and beauty of nature —
And, of course, if you’re a dog,
To take a dip in
For more wondrous sights, please visit: Skywatch.
One evening in the early summer
There was a special light in the air.
Midges danced around Ruby like small diamonds;
Brother and sister enjoyed
Some quiet moments of beauty while Simson charged in for a dip;
And a special glow painted the landscape
With summer light.
For more summer love, please visit: Skywatch.
School’s out and the long, long summer holidays have started.
The kids and I are kicking off the first week of summer
By going to a surf camp in Peniche, Portugal,
And learning something new: surfing.
I’ve got Our World ready to go up next week
(Hope there are no problems!)
I won’t be around for about ten days or so
So won’t be commenting on your blogs.
Catch you later!
The spring rains fall
Leaving behind crystal balls on leaves —
Entire worlds living in those small raindrops.
Grass grows wildly
Dotted with the cheerful faces
Of dandelions and dogs.
A tiny yellow snail
Reminds me that slow
Is the pace of nature
And that trees reflected
Create their own art.
For more greens and other colours, please visit: Our World.
Spring is due here any moment…
I can tell by the grey days we’re having
When branches drip
With rainy pearls,
Revel in melting snow.
The little yellow suns of the crocus
Patiently wait for some sun
As do we.
In the meantime, I enjoy the orange pop of a boat —
I like how the lines on the boat match
The waves on the lake.
And when another hail or snowstorm rushes in
We meet it with ears flapping
And hair flying – in the hope that spring will soon arrive.
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